How to Cut Lillypilly Copper Sheets

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Designer: Julie Bean
In this video, see how to easily cut Lillypilly copper sheets in both 24 and 36 gauge. On the lighter weight sheets you can even use a paper punch! Very easy to work with and a great way of adding an unique twist to your designs.
Audio Transcript
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Hi this Julie with and today I'm going to show you how to cut LillyPilly copper sheets. So I've laid out an assortment here. I have a couple different styles going obviously. You see I have different embossed patterns and I also have different patinas on top of them. One thing I do want to let you know is that this is actually the same patina but it's a different coverage. These are all are going to vary. Of these are different sheets because one is embossed and one isn't. But the patina you'll see even if it's the same style of patina the actual pattern in the amount it covers is gonna vary which makes for really unique art pieces. So I've got these wonderful embossed sheets and a couple of solid ones too that are 36 gauge. 36 gauge it's going to be really flexible so I can just bend it with my hands. It's not taking any strength. Then I also got a much stronger very sturdy 24 gauge sheet as well. These are all in the copper. You can see they've got a nice copper back. I have an inspiration project here that I've done. It's a little headband where I've taken the Lillypilly copper sheets I've actually cut a round to fit within the bezel setting here and then I took a little ones that are hole punched and then I just curl edges with my fingers. Some I want to show you how easy this is to cut. I've got some sheets here that I've been working on. I've been working with the 36 gauge. You can cut it with a pair of scissors. You can just do it like that. You can it gives nice curves to it. If you like you can cut it with a pair metal shears. It's going to cut really see as well. What's great about the 36 gauge is you can actually hole punch it with a paper punch. Now bear in mind paper punches were not intended for this purpose so it is gonna wear down your paper punch a lot quicker than if you're using paper. All you have to do put it in there. What's nice is you can see where you're going to punch it. I like to use both hands. So I put it over it, squeeze, and it punched a little circle or whatever shape punch you have. You can tell it does ruffle the edges a little bit. You can just flattened that out with your fingers or if you like you can curve it up into whatever shape you desire. The edges will be a little bit sharp. This is nice and round here but if you had a paper cutter that had square corners they are going to be a little bit sharp so bear that in mind. Now if you wanted to use the 24 gauge copper sheeting what you need to cut it with is not a pair of scissors but you will need your metal shears or a jeweler saw. So to cut this you can see I've already cut a little notch. Just cut it like so. It's very easy to cut and again it will have some sharp edges so you might want to file those down with a diamond file. Now another option in addition to the paper punches are metal hole punches. I've got a little round one here, a 1.8 millimeter and you see all you have to do put the sheet between the two noses and punch. You have a perfect little hole. And that's is all there is to cutting and using the Lillypilly copper sheet Go to for all of your beading supply needs!

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