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.
My girlfriend shared this Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert recipe with me. I wanted to share it with all you icecream lovers. This is a very easy recipe that takes less than 15 minutes to make and doesn't require any baking. Check out the recipe in this blog if you like ice cream.
Freshwater pearls are a soft gemstone. If you take good care of your freshwater pearl jewelry, it can be a long lasting treasure. Your freshwater pearl jewelry should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off.
What are freshwater Pearls? Cultured freshwater pearls are pearls that are created using oysters and are farmed. They are almost exclusively produced in China. United states and Japan produce them, but on a limited scale.
What is the difference between a natural pearl and a cultured pearl?
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