Make an Easy Prehistoric Winner Dinosaur Bracelet
Make a brass and bronze bracelet featuring the battering ram ancestor with the hardest head
By Roger Halas
Picture two male rams facing off in the mountains of Colorado. They rush each other, and we hear the resonating crack of their skulls slamming into each other at high speed. Turn the clock back 75 million years, and now the two combatants would be a pair of Pachycephalosaurs.
In this bracelet project, the dinosaur with the hardest skull will be the star of the show. Once we’ve applied the likeness as the centerpiece to a brass disc, we’ll employ a simple method for making the sides of a bracelet, creating a wearable piece with minimal effort.
Basic metal fabrication, Chain making
16g brass sheet
16g bronze sheet
1/3- and 3/8-inch brass rod
14g brass wire
Torch, jeweler’s saw, Foredom or Dremel, files, pliers, 1/16-inch drill bit
ROGER HALAS is a stone cutter, metalsmith, and jewelry designer who specializes in science fiction and fantasy themes. He also works in the film industry as a costume design consultant and prop maker. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook.
This project is featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. See inside this issue in the Lookbook!
See this project and many more, plus gemstone and metalsmithing news and products in the May/June 2018 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.