Tools and supplies:
- aluminum flashing, galvanized aluminum flashing or brass shim (the heavier gauges are easier to work with - I used 008). When buying the metal, look for some that doesnt have a lot of masking tape residue or scratches on it.
- about 12 inches of ball chain and 3 chain connectors
- leather or plastic mallet
- awl - store this with a cork on the point
- two box nails, approximately 6 penny and 8 penny
- metal shears (old household scissors will cut very light metals, but dont ruin your good scissors)
- a fairly fine file, mill smooth is good
- 400 grit wet or dry sandpaper
- a stick of wood, like a paint stick
- wire cutters
- leather gloves
- a piece of scrap wood
- Golden molding paste, 5 minute epoxy or another glue meant to attach objects to metal
- gesso and paints
- 16 gauge brass wire, a #52 drill bit for metal (to make holes for the brass wire)
- 24 gauge copper wire, a #60 drill bit for metal to make holes for the copper wire, (a #70 would give a snugger fit, but often #60 is the smallest you can find in a hardware store)
- needle nose pliers
- And of course, any items you want to attach to your pages.
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