Doming is done using a dapping punch and will form the metal into a nice curved shape. From there you can punch holes in the metal then use as a sew-on button or add a jumpring to the back side to be a button shank. Tumbling the finished button will work harden the metal, making it stronger and able to withstand wear and tare as well as will polish the metal. The metal can then be polished further using polishing pads to achieve the finish you desire and one that matches the style of your finished design.
- Sandra Lupo, Metalsmith, Jewelry Instructor and Swarovski crystal Ambassador
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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