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Disco Fever Textured Earrings

School of Stamping |  Level 3

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Tools & Supplies
Tools
  • Ergo-Angle™ Stamping Hammer
  • Multi-Function Hammer
  • Steel Block
  • Stamp Tape™
  • Ball Pein Head
  • Dapping Block w/ Punch
  • Chain Nose Pliers
Materials
  • Circle w/ Hole Stamping Blanks, 3/4"
  • (2) Ear Wire
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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 hammer by tightening the screw at the bottom of the hammer.

Step 2

Set circle 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 blank.

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.

Tip: Make sure you don't over texture the hole on the blank.

Step 3

Place blank, texture side up, inside dapping cavity on dapping block. Hold punch in the center of blank and tap the punch with the Metal Stamping Hammer. Then continue to tape the punch while rotating the punch at an angle in the dapping cavity until blank is evenly domed into a concave shape. Repeat on remaining blank.

Step 4

Use chain nose pliers to open ear wire by slightly pulling out the ear wire ball. Slide blank, textured side first, onto the back of the ear wire. Swivel the blank around so it clears the bend and sits in the bottom curve of the wire. Use chain nose pliers to gently push the ball back in to secure the blank to the ear wire.