Puppy Love Pin Tutorial

Written by
Mollie Valente
Published on
December 3, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST December 3, 2021 1:01:00 AM PSTrd, December 3, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST

Created by: Mollie Valente


Designer Tips

  • The Complete Metalsmith (#62-011) provides a useful chart for selecting saw blades. Or scroll down to the comments section of our "Tips for Sawing Sheet Metal with a Jewelers Saw" blog article.
  • Use rubber cement to adhere a paper Scottie dog pattern to the brass. Saw the design out. File the metal to shape.
  • Repeat process with patterned brass heart.
  • Use a soldering iron to add soft solder to the backside of the rhinestone chain and heart. Turn over, and place pieces on scottie dog blank.
  • Solder the heart and rhinestone chain to the Scottie dog blank from below with a micro torch.
  • Clean the metal, patina, and polish. Clean back with rubbing alcohol.
  • Cut adhesive dot to fit the bar pin. Adhere to Scottie dog backside.

Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 0.5 gross [use 1] #38-103 Bar Pin, 1" Imported
  • 1 ea #69-052 Flux, Stay-Clean Liquid - 4 oz
  • 1 meter [use 0.75"] #46-349-30-042-0 Glass Rhinestone Chain, 3mm
  • 1 ea #86-310 Novacan Black Patina
  • 1 ea [use 2x2"] #64-990-20 Sheet, 20 Gauge, 6x6"
  • 1 ea [use 0.5x0.5"] #64-999-4287 Sheet, Brass, Tiny Floral Pattern
  • 1 ea #69-068 Solder, Choice™

Tools

  • #62-011 Book, The Complete Metalsmith: An Illustrated Handbook
  • #69-189 Cut Lube, 2oz
  • #69-169-52 Knew Saw Frame, Cam-Lever, 5"
  • #69-339-20 Saw Blade, #2/0
  • #87-080 Rings & Things Micro Torch Kit
  • #69-417 Soldering Iron, Hakko®, 60W
  • #69-261 Tool, Bench Block & Clamp
  • #69-142 Tool, Needle File Set, 10pc
  • #63-537 Polishing Cloth, Brilliant
  • #69-257-0000 Polishing Paper, Assortment, Wetordry™

Additional Supplies

  • Cotton swabs
  • Paper towels
  • Rubber cement (from craft or hardware store)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • 10mm round double-stick adhesive dot