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It's Good to Be King Tie Bar Tutorial
Created by: Mollie Valente
Cut the copper strip to about 2" in length. Use a texture hammer or pattern stamp to apply a random pattern. File the corners and sides until smooth.
Soft solder the crown and rhinestone chain to the textured blank. Clean the piece with dish soap and water to remove the flux.
Oxidize the piece with Win-Ox™, rinse piece, dry, and polish with the polishing cloth to desired appearance.
Clean tie bar and decorative blank with rubbing alcohol.
Cut a rectangle piece from the edge of the adhesive dot sheet to match the size of the tie bar. Apply the adhesive piece to the tie bar and attach it to the decorative blank, centering the design and making sure the clip operates in the correct direction.
Alternate assembly method: Use a two-part epoxy to attach the parts, however all items must be oxidized first.