1 aluminium can
sanding paper for metal 320
tweezers for jewerly
a piece of wood
alcohol and cloth
Well, I don't speak a very good english, but Googles helps me a lot, so follow me by this images...
Step 1: Cutting the Aluminium Can
not neccesary to mark this line... but, I made it to give you the idea, of where is the right place to cut..
Cut, piece by piece all this around with scissors...please, do not try to cut at one all at the same time, because you can hurt yourself. This section of the can is harder than the rest of the can.
Also, don't forget to use eye glasses to protect your eyes...this is very important!!!
To cut this small pieces use scissors, if the edges are irregular, use the sissors or a sand paper to get a smooth borders.
Step 2: Folding Edges
To fold the edges, you have to do it in 3 steps:
1. With the clamp thin, slightly bend the edges toward the center of the pendant.
2. With the wider tweezer, take the edge in the vertical position and double to the center of the pendant.
Repeat the movement all around, to complete the entire circumference.
3. To hide the sharp edges, press all around with the same wide tweezer, until passing the fingers over the surface feels smooth.
Step 3: To Place the Holding Ring
Step 4: Cleaning the Surface
Now, you can start working on your pendant... paint it, or apply decoupage, dry flowers, or what ever inspire you!
I have used acryclic enamel and varnish.
Have fun recycling!