I made these little charms yesterday using small sized dominoes and metal foil
(the foil I used is silver on one side, gold on the other)
Here, I'll show you how I did it:
(click on photos for larger views)
cut out your metal and trace the domino using your embossing tool
(a dead ballpoint pen works too)
cut angled corners that don't go all the way to your traced outline
pierce a hole in the center of the top tab .... just a smidge away from your traced line
using pliers, form a hanging wire thingy with a bead as a spacer
the hanging thingy goes into the hole you pierced, bead and loop side facing out
bend the wires on the reverse side (this will keep your hanger in place)
emboss your design within the traced outline
(this is the back)
(this is the front)
place your domino on the reverse side, within your traced line and fold the top and bottom tabs down. Also, fold a finished edge on the side tabs. Make sure the domino dots are facing up.
using your bone folder, smooth down all the tabs
here it is all wrapped up
lightly sand the raised parts of your embossing to reveal the silver tone underneath
using your bone folder, burnish your piece
with a little bit of diamond glaze glue, glue down the back tab.
Clip a binder clip on it until the glue is dry.
Aren't they pretty?
I don't think they are strong enough to wear as jewelry,
but I do have plans to use them as part of a larger art piece.
... Stay tuned for more metal work ....
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