Tuesday, April 4, 2017

~Its Your Destiny~ Designing with Copper Disks and Proxxon Tools by Sherri Welser

~Its Your Destiny~ 

Designing with Copper Disks

In this new Design Team project for Proxxon Tools create these beautiful copper disks to add to any jewelry piece! I love to mix metals and had these 2 empty bangles that I had added verdigris patina to but didn't add anything else yet. I had a sheet of copper metal and decided to use my disk cutter to cut the round disks out and the Proxxon Drill Press ( TBM 115) to drill the holes for the jump rings. So lets have some fun making these unique copper disks!

Proxxon Drill Press TBM 115
drill bits for the size of the hole you are wanting
Disc cutter for the circles
Copper sheet~24 gauge
Sizzix Big Kick for metal embossing
Embossing folders
Rust Patina
sand paper
jump rings ( 6 mm) approx 10-12
Assorted jewelry pieces, crystals,inspirational word charms,unique charms etc
Bangle of your choice to add the jewelry items  onto

1)Start by using the disc cutter to cut your copper disks. Lightly sand the sides smooth.

2) Using your embossing folder place the metal disc in the folder and roll through the Big kick.  

3) Apply the Rust Paste  to the discs and let dry

4)Using the Drill press drill small holes at the top of each disc and some at the bottom for added interest.

This rust paste is a very unique way to add rusty texture to the copper.

4) Add the jump rings to your jewelry charms and copper discs and attach to the bangle. If you have added an extra hole at the bottom of a disc then at this time add the jump ring and the crystal.

This is such a fun creative process to add something special to a plain ole' copper disc!
Have fun!

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