Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
- Cut a strip of 20-gauge sheet 2.75" long. Smooth and straighten with a nylon hammer.
- Optional: Texture or stamp (see "How to Make a Metal-Stamped Charm" technique sheet below).
- For a matte finish, scrub the surface with steel wool or a dish scrubbie.
- File the corners and edges smooth using a #2-cut needle file.
- Use a pair of nylon-jaw ring-bending pliers to bend the band into shape. Overlap the ends at least 0.25".
- Check the size on a ring mandrel. Adjust as necessary, using flat-nose nylon-jaw pliers and/or nylon hammer.
- Use the riveting system tool to punch a 3/32" hole in the center of the overlapped area. Re-straighten ring as necessary.
- Insert an eyelet, beginning at inside of ring, and add embellishments to top.
- Set 3/32" eyelet with the flaring end of the riveting system tool.