I am involved with a Girl Scout Jamboree next month and have been
asked to do a very simple jewelry project. The problem is, no tools
besides my personal set.
For all you creative tool makers out there, I need some suggestions!
The project is easy, give the girls a 1" copper disc, have them
stamp a pattern onto it, shape it, punch a hole, steel wool a finish,
add a jump ring, run a cord through and PRESTO! a pendant! Easy!
Now for the tools. I know they can use a regular household hammer to
hit the bottom of the steel texture stamp. I’m scratching my head
what to use as a substitute for my jewelry hammers for shaping. I’d
like to put a dome in the pieces to give them a curve, so the pieces
aren’t flat and easily bendable. I plan on using a stack of
cardboard or newspapers as the shaping surface. What else would have
a nice curve from main surface to side that would be easy to make or
acquire? There will be 90 girls, 6 sessions of 15.
Thanks for any help and suggestions!