Are you familiar with Vintaj? If you make jewelry you probably are or have at least seen it. They have lots of very cool findings, inks, dies and more all for jewelry or metal, and can be pretty pricy BUT I was just at Michaels (about an hour ago) and all the Vintaj is on clearance!!! LIKe REALLY on clearance, we're talking .99! I KNOW that never happens so RUN and get some! Here is a picture of what I did with one of Vintaj's dies and a big shot:
It's hard to see, but the base of the bracelet was embossed with a Vintaj die and 26 gauge sheet metal. Go to their web site for tons of ideas and tutorials! you'll be drooling!