Erna Kilroy's metal work tutorial on how to make, stamp and patina a copper washer bracelet over on the Craftsy blog is a super one because she includes so many techniques. She creates all the washers from scratch, that is, with a disc cutter. If you do not have one of those, washer blanks can be bought.
I love all her ideas for texturing the washers - she uses a variety of things including hammers, hole punchers and metal stamps.
She uses Liver of Sulfur gel but you can also use Gun Blue (see below) which has no odor.
And to top off all her tips, there is even a mini tutorial included for making the toggle clasp bar.
Before You Go:
- Which Disc Cutter to Get for Jewelry Making?
- Gun Blue vs Liver of Sulfur Patination
- How to Make a Bead and Wire Toggle Clasp
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