Making gifts is one of my best moments in life. Making something that can last forever is icing on the cake.
I choose brass shim stock to make my Poinsettia Flower Brooch.
I decided to make this one less than two inches in diameter.
Step 1: Tools and materials
Brass shim stock – .004 - .006- .008 - I luck out finding this material. It just happens to be in a tool store for machining application. I would believe any thin brass would work. It does not have to be machinist materials.
Needle nose pliers
Heavy stock paper – 110 pound or index cards
Tin snips – hand held - large shears, med weight, small weight
Nail polish Red, Green (I interchange terms off polish paint and coating - I think of them as the same)
Leather (optional) - I have also used crafters foam, soft wood -
Bar Pin – 1-inch length - three hole - dark coating
220-emery paper (some call it sand paper)
Side cutters (aka wire cutters)
10/0 yellow glass transparent seed beads
Adhesive – clear transparent flexible waterproof non-flammable - aka glue
Wire – craft wire 26 gauge
Drawing stuff – pencil, eraser, black maker, ruler
Modified nail punch –Ground end of nail punch to make a hole punch