When I was on one of my many walks, I collected different leaf shapes for the fall leaf collection. I decided to create five different leaf shapes for the hand cut leaf necklace designs. The hand cut leaf necklaces come in brass and copper. The first thing I did was draw up all the 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 cut the maple leaf shape using a cutting sheer made to cut metal after the glue dried.
I used a chisel and hammer to make the indentations for the lines 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.
I formed the bail using a round needle nose pliers. The bail is the portion of the pendant where the chain slides through. I used a copper chain and lobster clasp for the leaf pendant copper necklace.
Now that you've seen how I created the hand cut leaf necklace designs, it's time for you to shop the entire Fall Leaf Collection at Creative Jewelry by Marcia. There are over 10 different leaf necklaces and 15 earrings to choose from.
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