Created by: Cindy Morris
- String necklace and finish ends following directions in Beading Cable How-To Sheet below. Use Wire Guardians for a professional finish at the ends of your beading cable.
- When using soft solder, you can use either a soldering iron, or a gentle touch with a butane micro torch.
- It's important to use separate firing surfaces for soft solder and silver or copper solder. Do not use the same firing brick for both.
- For the pendant, melt soft solder onto the back of the heart, then place on the copper tablet, reflux, and remelt the solder.
- Stamp "x o" next to the heart, clean with steel wool and hang from necklace with a jump ring. (See Stamped Metal Charm technique sheet for tips on metal stamping, and see Basic Jewelry-Making technique sheet for the best way to open and close a jump ring.)
Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos
- Beading Cable How-To Sheet (PDF)
- Soldering Information
- Basic Jewelry-Making Technique Sheet (PDF)
- Techniques for Creating a Stamped Metal Charm
- 1 gross [use 24] #26-453-7 Bead, 3mm Fluted Hogan
- 1 strand #21-886-248 Bead, Gemstone, Round, 6mm (Limited Stock)
- 1 spool [use 18"] #61-820-49-87 Beadalon® Wire, 49-Strand, 0.021", 100' Spool
- 1 ea #44-720-10 Blank, Artsy Heart
- 1 ea #44-780-03 Blank, Copper, Tablet with Hole
- 1 pkg of 10 [use 1] #39-850-07 Clasp, Toggle, 4-Ring
- 1 0.1 oz [use 4] #41-256-51-8 Crimp Bead, Smooth, "Size 1"
- 1 oz [use 5] #37-136-7 Jump Ring, Round, 5mm
- 1 ea #69-092 Solder, Soft, Staybrite®
- 1 gross [use 2] #41-050-8 Wire Guardians™ Copper Plated