Eclipse Cuff Links Tutorial

Written by
Mollie Valente
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST

Created by: Mollie Valente


Designer Tips

  • Clip the loop off both moon charms, file smooth, and sand with a 600 grit polishing cloth.
  • Use a dapping block to gently dome the moon charms.
  • Soft solder each moon charm to a round filigree. Clean with dish soap and water, and dry. (You can also substitute two-part epoxy for solder. Patina parts before gluing.)
  • Patina each moon and polish to desired finish.
  • Use rubbing alcohol to clean parts to be assembled and adhere with adhesive dots or two-part epoxy.

Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 doz [use 2] #44-402-0 Charm, Moon & Stars, Solid, 20x17mm
  • 1 doz [use 2] #30-292-6 Cuff Link, 15mm Pad
  • 1 doz [use 2] #44-154-6 Filigree, Round
  • 1 ea #69-052 Flux, Stay-Clean Liquid - 4 oz
  • 1 ea #86-310 Novacan Black Patina
  • 1 ea #69-068 Solder, Choice™
  • Optional: Two-part Epoxy

Tools

  • #63-537 Polishing Cloth, Brilliant
  • #69-257-0600 Polishing Paper, Wetordry™, 600 Grit
  • #69-417 Soldering Iron, Hakko®, 60W
  • #69-199 Tool, Dapping Block & Punches, 8 Punches
  • #69-252-01-4 Tool, Flat File, 6", #4 Cut
  • #69-346 Tool, Hammer, Brass, 1lb
  • #69-056 Tool, Side Flush Cutter
  • #69-375 Tool, Simply Swank, Heat Proof Solder Mat
Additional Supplies
  • 10mm round 2-sided adhesive dot
  • Dish soap
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Paper towels