- sterling silver disc
- brass or copper disc
- metal letter stamps
- dapping block and punch
- steel bench block
- hammer or heavy rubber mallet
- jump ring
- sterling silver necklace chain
Step 3. Position your next letter next to the first. You can set the stamp in place and then tilt it back a bit to check the reflection to see where the letter will fall. I like my letters to be fairly widely-space, but you can put them as close or far as you’d like. Repeat until your word or phrase is complete.
Step 4. Place your brass or copper disc into the largest well on your dapping block. It is essential to begin with the largest well and gradually move into smaller wells to prevent your disc from skirting from being forced too suddenly into another shape.
Step 5. Very firmly hammer your punch while constantly moving it around the circumference of the disc and gradually rotating inward until you’ve reached the center. When you have formed the disc into the shape of the first well, you can move it into a smaller one and repeat the process.
Step 6. Continue dappping your disc until it has taken on a sufficiently domed appearance.
Step 7. Thread the sterling disc onto a jump ring. Next, thread the brass or copper disc onto the same ring over the sterling disc. Be sure that the dome is facing upwards, sort of like a little roof over your sterling disc. Close the ring and thread it onto a sterling silver necklace chain.
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Great tutorial! Could I know the size of your metal letter stamps?
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So cool, what a great tutorial!! I can’t wait to try this!
Very cool. I love the simple design.
Sweet! I’m glad I read that – great step by step ! Thanks : )
Thank you for taking the time to put together this tutorial! The dapping instructions were particulary helpful to me.
Excellent tutorial! Clear, concise and easy to read through. Thank you. *Smile*