What to do with those Dapping Projects

Recently, I showed you how to make some basic domed pendants by using a dapping punch and block with a few 1" round copper blanks (click here to see the how-to).

If you tried it on your own, what did you make? My vision was to create a rustic pair of earrings by adding some textured silver or copper rings. In the end, I came up with three different jewelry designs. I just can't decide which I like best!

In this necklace design, I attached a handful of Lucite flowers to copper rolo chain using wrapped loops. At 24" long, I can slip it over my head, eliminating the need for a clasp.

(Lucite flowers from The Beadin' Path; rolo chain from Ornamentea)


My plan for earrings have changed only slightly. I found this cool textured square-and-oval chain from Soft Flex and plan to punch a hole in the top and bottom so I can attach it to this copper earring post (from TierraCast) and the domed pendant.

When I created the stamped version of the pendant, I really envisioned it as part of a larger, floral focal piece. I found this cool bezel pendant from Kabela Design (left) and am trying to decide whether to glue my domed pendant to the center of it, or affix it to one of my handmade polymer clay pendants (right). Please help me decide! Leave your comments below. And let me know if you've tried dapping for the first time, and what you've made with your domed components!


Happy crafting,

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