When I was on one of my many walks, I collected different leaves I thought you would like. I chose five of my favorite leaves for your necklace designs. You can choose brass or copper for the hand cut leaf pendants. The first step in creating the pendants was to create the 5 leaf templates.
After I cut out the leaf template the next step was to glue the leaf shape onto the sheet of copper metal. I used Elmer's rubber cement to glue on the maple leaf template. This technique works great because the template doesn't slide when cutting and Elmer's cement glue doesn't leave a residue on the metal.
I used a chisel and hammer to make the indentations for the veins on the copper leaf.
Sanding is a very important step so there aren't any rough edges. This sometimes takes longer than I want but is a necessary evil.
The bail is the portion of the pendant where the chain slides through. I formed the bail using a round needle nose pliers. I used a copper chain and lobster clasp for the copper leaf pendant necklace.
Now that you've seen how I created the hand cut leaf necklace designs, it's time for you to decide which leaf jewelry you will choose to add to your jewelry collection. There are over 10 different leaf necklaces and 15 leaf earrings to choose from.
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