- Take a piece of 6x6 sheet metal and draw out the desired base shape of the necklace. Draw in the lines where you intend to cut the shape into pieces.
- With a variety of design stamps, start stamping in a repetitive way that will start to create a pattern. Beginning at an edge and growing in will help with placement and allocation. Think in halves and quarters; stamp one side and then flip to the other side. Once you are finished, oxidize your metal.
- Polish your metal and then cut the pieces with shears or a saw. File the pieces so they are smooth to the touch.
- Line the pieces up and mark where the holes will be punched so they all meet up. Punch holes accordingly.
- Connect the metal pieces with jump rings and add additional jump rings at the ends so you can connect your leather.
- Measure out 2 portions of leather cord. We used 2 longer pieces (approximately 18-20 inches each) so we could thread them in half, and position knots an inch apart to appear like beads.
- For a clasp, to match the bold look of this piece, we created our own hook and eye clasp with the help of this FREE: Simple Hammered Clasps class.
Stamped Star Burst Bib Necklace
This necklace is a fun, Beaducation interpretation of tribal jewelry. We used a lot of our geometric Design Stamps to create patterning on this piece. We were able to cut the shape out of one piece of 6x6 sheet metal using a pair of our shears. This is a great project that lets you think spacially as you construct geometric collages and reconstruct your pieces with jump rings.
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