Dapped Love Earrings Tutorial

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April 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT April 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDTst, April 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT

Designer Tips

  • Stamp "Love" or desired word or pattern on 19mm brass disk, and antique it using Novacan. (See Metal Stamping 101)
  • Punch a hole near the top of both disks using the 1/16" side of the 2-hole punch, or your favorite plier punch.
  • Dome the disk. See Blog Article: How to Dome and Dap
  • Give the domed disk a matte look using #0000 steel wool, or polish to a high shine with an Ultra polish pad.
  • With one piece of wire, make a wrapped loop attached to the charm. Add a metal bead, crystal bead, and metal bead, then finish the wrap. See Jewelry Basics 101.
  • Open ear wire and attach charm.
  • Repeat.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 dozen (use 2 pieces) #44-498-0 19mm Round Brass Disk
  • 1 dozen (use 2 pieces) #05-328-04-643 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Tanzanite Shimmer 2X
  • 1 hundred (use 4 pieces) #26-155-32-6 Antiqued Brass Plated Metal Beads, Rondelle, 3.2mm
  • 1 pair #34-398-6 Antiqued Brass Plated Ball End Earwire - 2mm Ball
  • 1 spool (use two approx. 1" pieces) #46-402-30 Artistic Wire Copper Jewelry Wire, 22ga, 45ft - Antique Brass


Tools

  • Brass Hammer
  • 3mm - 5mm Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Hole Punch
  • Dapping Block & Punches
  • Novacan or Stamp Enamel
  • Sanding Pad or Ultra Polish Pad
  • Flush Cutters
  • Round-Nose Pliers
  • Flat-Nose Pliers

Other Supplies (Optional)

  • #0000 Steel Wool