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Handicrafts 109 side the design to be used, making. sure that the design is accurately centered in both directions. Place on a lead block, and punch the design, using a screw driver for the straight lines, and any round-ended tool for the ball and knob effects. Tools for this work may be purchased at a jeweler’s supply shop; but, by practicing on a piece of copper with a screw driver and any round-ended tool, good effects may be obtained with ordinary tools. Always try out the design on copper first, because silver is expensive, and should be carefully used. File the outside edges, rounding the four corners; and with a fine emery cloth, smooth down. Shape, polish, and oxydize, if desired. (See instructions below.) (b) Ratsed or Applied Design Use the same foundation for the bracelet as above, ham- mering, if desired. Draw on the right side, a line through the center, both lengthwise and sidewise. Shape to the arm, and set aside until needed. On paper, make an accurate drawing of the design to be applied or soldered on; and glue this paper on another piece of silver. Allow the glue to harden. Saw out the design, following the outline, but not cutting into it. If the design requires sawing inside the design, make a hole with a metal drill (No. 60), and insert the saw blade in this hole, and finish the design. When the sawing is finished, file all edges carefully, seeing that the curves are good, the lines are straight, and the cor- ners sharp. Fit the design carefully to the bracelet, being sure to center it in both directions. Wire the design tightly in place. Avoid using copper or brass wire, and now we are ready to solder. (See directions below.) After the soldering is finished, file edges and round the four corners; polish, and oxydize. (c) Pierced or Cut Design Use the same foundation, but do not hammer. Draw on paper the design that is to be cut from the bracelet, and glue it to the silver, making sure that the design 1s accurately centered. When dry, saw out, following closely the line of the drawing, but not cutting into it. Holes will always have to be made in order to admit the saw blade into the piece of silver. In sawing, use an up-and-down stroke, keeping the