Bear and Cross Link Bracelet Using a Hydraulic Press and Pancake Die: A Southwest Style Jewelry Making Journey with Lexi Erickson
Learn the shortcuts for making multiple metal components, perfect for production jewelry designs, using a hydraulic press and pancake die with Lexi Erickson.
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You'll love this if:
- You want to make the most out of the hydraulic press you have access to or are thinking about purchasing.
- You are interested in using the hydraulic press to produce multiples instead of sawing the same shape again and again by hand.
Hydraulic press perfection!
Learn how to create multiples using the hydraulic press and a pancake die.
Are you looking for an easy way to reproduce a shape in metal again and again? Discover how handy a hydraulic press can be when cutting multiples of the same design! Join Lexi Erickson as she demonstrates creating a unique Southwestern-inspired bracelet in Bear and Cross Link Bracelet Using a Hydraulic Press and Pancake Die. Get started with an in-depth look at tools and materials as well as design and layout considerations Lexi uses to create a bracelet with focal elements and chain. Plus, Lexi shares texture techniques and hand-finishing tips you can apply to your own jewelry designs to give them a unique look!
Download your copy of Bear and Cross Link Bracelet Using a Hydraulic Press and Pancake Die today to:
- Discover design and layout considerations you can apply to your own jewelry designs.
- Learn how to use a pancake die with a hydraulic press as a way to produce an exact shape many times.
- Tackle a variety of textures by hammering and sanding the metal components.
- Use wooden dapping tools to give your bears and crosses volume without damaging the surface texture.
- And so much more!
About the Expert:
Lexi Erickson is a Contributing Editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and Jewelry Making Daily. Lexi has a Master's Degree in Jewelry Design and Fabrication and has also studied with some of the leading teachers from the US and Canada. She has been teaching high school through university level jewelry courses for 30 years, has been called the "Queen of Soldering" in the Interweave publications, and is a popular BeadFest teacher. Her favorite quote is "A day without soldering is a day without sunshine." She lives in Denver, Colorado with her family and a large menagerie of puppies and kitties. You may reach Lexi through her website, LexiErickson.com.
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