This pressing is called “Cowgirl Rustic“ because it has design elements that mimic hand tooled leather designs commonly found on western saddlery and other items like western belts and boots.

 

Here a tutorial for making a bracelet, pendant, and earrings with this pattern pressing.

 

This beautiful pressing allows you to make a wide cuff bracelet or you can cut it in half to make two narrower cuff bracelets. You can also use it for pendants, earrings, or backgrounds. 

 

Making a cuff bracelet with this pressing:

For making a cuff bracelet simply cut around the outside of the pattern with a guillotine shear or jeweler’s saw. Use a file to smooth the edges and round the corners.

 

Then apply Liver of Sulfur or your choice of patina (following the manufacturer’s instructions) to accentuate the beautiful scroll pattern. After applying a patina or darkening agent, use 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper to lightly sand the raised scrollwork to highlight the details.

 

Form the bracelet on a bracelet forming mandrel.

 

Finish by tumbling in a rotary tumbler with stainless steel shot, a little water, and a drop or two of Dawn dishwashing liquid or hand polish with a Sunshine polishing cloth.

 

With Metal Maven’s patterned metals in your metalsmithing tool kit, your jewelry pieces will be transformed with added interest, detail, character, and charm!

 

Our collection of patterned sterling silver sheet pressings are perfect for adding texture to your pieces. The patterns work well for backgrounds, back plates, or focal pieces. You can use them as is, or add patina, embellishments, bezels for stones, or even saw out areas of the designs.

Cowgirl Rustic Posies Copper Pattern Pressing

SKU: 601400.03-20C
$25.00Price
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  • Our patterned sheets come unfinished and might have a slight curve due to the rolling process. They usually also have a slight margin around the edges which is also a result of the rolling process.

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