InstructionsThese metal disks were cut out with a disk cutter and the smaller holes were made with a metal punch. The watch parts were ordered on line. The connectors for each disk are chain links. They make great replacements for jump rings. Much stronger and look nicer too. I placed all the blank disks in the pattern I liked then marked the spot where I needed to make the small holes for the links to ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Victorian / Steampunk, Hipster, Rock / Punk
Aluminum flat metal and watch parts
What was your inspiration?
After I got the disk cutter I was cutting about every type of metal I had. I mostly work in copper and brass but this aluminum was just too fun to pass up. I also plan on making one of these with hammered disks.
What are you most proud of?
It just feels great when you wear it - so light weight you hardly know you have it on and it looks soooo heavy.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
When using a disk cutter place it on a very firm surface and use a large hammer. I use a small sledge hammer. You have to hit the cutter hard and try to only hit it once. This may take some practice. I was used to tapping my metal to add texture but with this you want to really HIT it hard to drive the cutter into the metal.