To get started, you will need a pair of metallic fix punch pliers. You can get these at Amazon, craft stores, or your local bead memory. We like Beadsmith Metal Hole Punch Pliers for Sheet Metal. They cost less than ten dollars. The link is an consort connection which costs you nothing, but rewards us a little if you decide to buy them .
here ’ s a television we made showing how to use the alloy hole punch pliers .
Video Tutorial: How To Use A Metal Hole Punch For Jewelry
Souvenir Penny Necklace
Materials & Tools
7 press Pennies
6 faceted crystal rondelles
Copper cable, 24 gauge
Copper jump rings
Metal fix punch pliers
1. Start by collecting some memento pressed pennies ! These pennies have been flattened in a machine that presses a keepsake image into the penny as it gets flattened. We collect them everywhere ! It normally costs fifty cents ( plus the penny ! ) to get a keepsake pressed penny. We have scads of them, so we decided to make a necklace. ( You could besides make a bracelet. ) These pressed pennies are thin enough to use a metal fix punch on .
2. To make the necklace, you ’ ll indigence to punch a hole in each goal of the compress penny. Line the hole punch up with the end of the planate penny .
Squeeze the pliers to punch the hole. Do not put the hole besides close to the border of the penny. repeat at the other end of the crusade penny. Punch all the pennies .
Do not put the hole besides close to the border of the penny. reprise at the other end of the press penny. Punch all the pennies .
3. To assemble the necklace, cut a piece of chain three links long.
Attach it to the clasp with a rise call. here ’ s a video showing how we like to open and close a jump ring .
4. Attach the chain to a flattened penny using a simple loop component and a minor bicone crystal .
here ’ s a video showing how to make a simple loop component .
5. next, attach a slice of chain 2 links hanker to the penny using a derail ring. then make a simple loop component with a crystal rondelle connecting to another two-link chain .
6. Attach that chain to the adjacent penny using a derail ring .
Continue in this way until all the pennies are linked together. Finish by attaching the other side of the clasp to the final piece of chain .
Have you ever used a alloy hole punch ? What have you punched ? We ’ five hundred love to hear from you. And if you have any questions, leave us a comment ! We ’ ll reply !
Jennifer & Kitty