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Texture Me Pink

SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate

Turn your creative frustrations into beautiful, Artisan-inspired textures. Mix & match different sized metals blanks and textures to create a fun, unique layered necklace.

Step 1

Place texture stamp of your choice in the Multi-Function Hammer, with the notch in the stamp facing down (when notch is available). Secure stamp in the hammer by tightening the screw at the bottom of the hammer.

Step 2

Set an oval blank on stamping block. Hold the hammer with your palm of your hand over the screw and use one finger, off to the side, to hold the blank in place. Then stamp the blank repeatedly with medium force until the entire blank is textured. Repeat on remaining blanks with preferred textured stamp.

TIP: Use stamp tape to secure the blank to the stamping block so it doesn’t move while texturing. You will be able to texture the blank through the tape.

Step 3

Use the tips of two chain nose pliers to grasp the sides of a jump ring, with the opening of the jump ring facing up between the two pliers. Laterally twist each side of the jump ring in opposite directions to open the ring. Slide blanks, in size order, onto jump ring making sure that the textured sides of the blanks are facing the same direction. Then drape ball chain over the opened ring. Laterally twist the jump ring back with tension to close.

NOTE: Do NOT pull outwards on the jump ring as it will weaken the metal and distort the circular shape of the ring.

Step 4

Close clasp to complete the necklace.