I am doing an overlay cuff bracelet in silver which I have never
done before. My question is what is the best or easiest way to
transfer a design from paper to metal for piercing. Also, if
anyone does this type of jewelry, can you recommend what gauge of
silver I should use for the base & what gauge I should use for the
overlay top. New at the Forum & appreciate any help.
Opinions as to the best gauge differ, but as to transfer method: I
work out my piercing designs on the computer and print them out on
the laser printer, then cut out the design and stick it on to the
clean metal with a glue stick. When you are finished, the glue
dissolves away in water and the paper comes off easily. You can even
sandwich two thin pieces of metal with a piece of paper with glue
stick on both sides, then top the sandwich with your design and
pierce, getting perfectly matching cuts.