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January 16, 2013

Design Team: Kim Gaughan Week 2 Term 5

Cherry Bloosom Necklace

The lovely Kim Gaughan is using her eBosser to create amazing jewelry accessories! See today's gorgeous post!

I recently purchased some dies and embossing folders that are made to etch and emboss metal charms.  I am super excited to be able to use them in my eBosser!  I used to make jewelry a lot, but a few years ago I stopped because I didn't have much time to anymore.  I have a feeling I will be making a lot more time for it in the future now. 

-Cherry Blossom Garden Vintaj DecoEmboss folder by Sizzix
- jewelry pliers - flat nose/needle nose; wire cutters to cut chain
- chain in antique brass
- 34mm Natural Brass Circle Charm Blank By Vintaj
- Two-Hole Metal Hole Punch
- Vintaj Metal Reliefing Block 
- 10 jump rings
- clasp

Using a metal hole punch, I punched three holes across from the hole that was already on the metal charm blank. 

Next, I embossed the metal blanks with my eBosser using the combination (starting from the bottom) D, C, embossing folder with charm blank inside it, A on top.  

Then I buffed the metal charms with the reliefing block.  

I also buffed the debossed (back) side of the charms.  This side looks really cool too, so it can also be used as the front if you'd like!

I then attached jump rings and chain to the bottom of the charm. (6 inches, 6 1/2 inches, and 7 inches).  Then I attached 6 1/2 inches of chain and jump rings to the top of each charm and added a clasp.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  If you have any questions please leave a comment below. 
See you next week!


Thank you Kim! See more of beautiful projects by Kim on her personal blog!


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