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 How to Make a Custom Charm 

Instructions by Linda Brandt, Catalog Content Lead
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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Step 1
Remove all punches from the steel disc cutter.
Step 2
Slide the metal sheet or item being punched between the plates of the disc cutter.
Step 3
Place the size punch you want into the appropriate opening on the cutter base. Hit the punch once with a heavy hammer.
Step 4
Remove the metal sheet; the cut-out disc will be separate.
Step 5
Position the disc into an opening on the steel hole punch. Twist the handle of the punch until a hole is punched out.
Step 6
Place the disc onto a steel block. Position a letter or number on the disc, and, with a heavy steel hammer, hit the end of the punch.Repeat to create a saying of your choice.
Step 7
Using a pair of flat-nose pliers and a pair of chain-nose pliers, open a jumpring.
Step 8
Put the open jumpring through the charm. Close the jumpring.
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