Arrow - Etched Copper Bracelet Tutorial
Created by: Summer Melaas
- Punch a hole in the corner of the blank, following instructions in hole-punch below.
- Etch bracelet, using etching tutorial below. You can draw a design with Sharpie, or use your favorite rubber stamps, or print an image on PNP film using a laser printer.
- Bend bracelet, following instructions included with EZ-Bender. To finish shaping the ends, bracelet may need a little extra TLC with the nylon jaw pliers.
- You can cut the soldered ring on the charm and use it like a jump ring:For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF). Substitute any charm of your choice!
- 1 each #88-801-41-0 Nina Designs Natural Bronze Owl Charm - (Limited Stock) ... or substitute any charm of your choice!
- 1 each #44-784-02-038 Bracelet Blank, Copper, 3/8" x 6-1/4"
- #69-235 EURO TOOL Metal Punch, Two Hole
- #69-603 EZ-Bender Tool
- #69-271-91 Nylon-Jaw Flat-Nose Pliers
- #86-280-01 Ferric Chloride
- #86-220-07 Penny Brite copper cleaner
- #86-160-001 Staz-On Ink Pad, or #86-290 PNP Blue Transfer Film, or Sharpie or other permanent marker as a resist.
- For complete copper etching instructions, download #68-007-16 Metal Etching 101 Technique Sheet (above) or visit the DIY copper etching tutorial on our blog.