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Peace Wish Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Stamp "wish" and the spiral stars on the large flower blank. For detailed metal stamping instructions, see our Metal Stamping 101 PDF.
Stamp 3mm peace sign in small flower blank, and firmly stamp the Earth in the small round blank, as low as you can in the circle. To get a good clear impression with this Earth stamp, you may want to use the 6mm Simple Strike Jig.
Add a few drops of Jade color to stamped designs and black border. Push into the patterns with fingertip or cotton swab. Allow to dry for a few minutes. When thoroughly dry, use circular motion to sand off excess with microfine sanding sponge.
Pick out 8 beads from the "Uptown Funk" mix, and use 1-step looper and head pins to make 8 simple loops. (Finish closing loops all the way with pliers if necessary -- this tool works perfectly with 18ga wire, but head pins are usually thinner than 18ga.)
Use a medium jump ring to attach clasp to chain. Use large jump rings (approx. 8mm) for the other end of the chain, and all the rest of the assembly. For best way to open and close jump rings, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
Hang charms on chain in this order: Earth, jump ring with 4 head pins, large flower, jump ring with 4 head pins, small flower.
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