Hostess Gift Set

Materials

  • K&S Engineering Aluminum Sheet, 20-gauge
  • Beadalon Silver Artistic Wire, 20-gauge: 4” lengths, four; 6” length
  • Beadalon Silver-Plated findings: Jump Rings, 8mm, five; Headpins, 2”, four
  • Connie Crystal: clear round crystals, 6mm, four; teardrop pendant, 1-1/2”
  • Red Asian crystal rondelle beads, 6mm, 14

Tools

  • Circle disc cutter, 1/2”
  • Metal punch, 1/8”
  • Steel metal alphabet stamp set, 1/8”
  • Steel bench block, 4”x4”
  • Brass mallet
  • Wood doming/dapping block and punch set
  • Mandrels or dowels: 1”, 1-1/2”
  • Bastard file
  • Tin snips
  • Beadalon: Flush Cutters, Round-Nose Pliers, Chain-Nose Pliers
  • Rubbing alcohol

Basic Supplies

paper towel, black permanent marker

Directions

Wine Flass Charms

  • 1. Use circle disc cutter to cut four discs from aluminum sheet. Punch hole in top edge of each disc.
  • 2. Use metal stamps, mallet, and steel bench block to stamp each disc with “LOVE,” “HOPE,” “JOY,” and “PEACE.” Color over surface of word using black marker. Lightly moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol; wipe away excess marker leaving words darkened.
  • 3. Use dapping set to dome each disc into gentle curve shape.
  • 4. Pass one clear crystal bead onto each headpin. Use chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, and flush cutters to bend headpin. Trim and turn simple loop at end of each headpin to create bauble.
  • 5. Use pliers to open jump ring; thread stamped charm and crystal bauble onto jump ring. Wrap 4” length of Silver wire around 1” mandrel. Remove circle of wire from mandrel. Use chain-nose pliers to bend one end of wire at 45º angle at overlap. Use round-nose pliers to create simple loop at bent end of wire.
  • 6. Thread one red crystal, charm jump ring, and second red crystal onto charm ring. Use round-nose pliers to create small hook on unfinished end of wire. Hook end into simple loop on opposite end of charm ring.

Bottle Charm

  • 1. Use tin snips to cut 5/8”x1-5/8” piece of aluminum. Round corners and file rough edges. Use punch to create hole on top edge.
  • 2. Use metal stamps, mallet, and steel bench block to stamp “BELIEVE” on aluminum. Color over surface of word using black marker. Lightly moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol; wipe away excess marker leaving words darkened.
  • 3. Use pliers to open jump ring; thread stamped charm and crystal pendant onto jump ring. Wrap 6” length of Silver wire around 1-1/2” mandrel. Remove circle of wire from mandrel. Use chain-nose pliers to bend one end of wire at 45º angle at overlap. Use round-nose pliers to create simple loop at bent end of wire.
  • 4. Thread three red crystals, charm jump ring, and three additional red crystals onto charm ring. Use round-nose pliers to create small hook on unfinished end of wire. Hook end into simple loop on opposite end of charm ring.
by Keri Lee Sereika
Hostess Gift Set
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