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To make a personalized aluminium pendant like this one, you will need:
1 aluminium can
goggles
cutter
scissors
sanding paper for metal 320
tweezers for jewerly 
punch
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...


 
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Step 1: Cutting the aluminium can

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Cut the bottom of the can all around, with the cutter knife and to separate the last centimeter, use the scissors..
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

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The clamps you will need for this project, are both of this... the tweezers for jewerly don't have "teeth" inside.
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

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To make the hole where we will insert the ring to hold the pendant, we need a punch and a piece of table and with a metal sand paper, soften the sharp edges of the hole.
This is SO cool! I will definitely have to make this pendant :)
htonks2 years ago
How do you get the scissors into that small hard spot to cut around the bottom part?
i so want to try that! ^u^
CraftBear2 years ago
Awesome! Awesome! AWESOME! Cannot wait to make, just need to drink some cans. Thank you for such a great idea!!!
LuzminasCorner (author)  CraftBear2 years ago
Thanks so much CraftBear! can't wait to see your pendants. ;)
I will try and upload some photos when I am done but the edges look quite messy unlike yours that look very straight and uniform when folded over =/
Found a way to make it look need =)
LuzminasCorner (author)  CraftBear2 years ago
That's wonderful!! I would love to see yours!
Here is an attempt of mine at the pendant =) I copied an image onto the pendant that I found online =)

Yes I know it's been ages but had camera issues... xD
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LuzminasCorner (author)  CraftBear2 years ago
Woooohoooo!! I love it!!
Thank you! I made one with the Jadermeister logo for my friends birthday but I don't know if I have any pics xD
LuzminasCorner (author)  CraftBear2 years ago
I see you are working hard on this... 10 minutes later you found the way!! ...YES!!!
Xthinker2 years ago
You could also make buttons!!!!
I am a Shriner clown, I make a lot of my own costumes. Your 'button' idea is genius! These could be covered with cloth an make exellent bottons. Thanks!
LuzminasCorner (author)  Bugsley2 years ago
You are welcome!! would love to see your buttons when they're done. :D
LuzminasCorner (author)  Xthinker2 years ago
Do you think so?... could be very interesting ;)
ZoDo2 years ago
So awesome...and funny
LuzminasCorner (author)  ZoDo2 years ago
Thanks ZoDo! ;)
catiehade3 years ago
You are such a great artist! I love the fat cat! xD
LuzminasCorner (author)  catiehade3 years ago
Thanks so much Catiehade! ;)
mslaynie3 years ago
Instead of "tweezer," the term you're looking for is "pliers." Very similar concept, but tweezers are used to pluck eyebrows, like this:
http://www.hakko.com.sg/TWEEZERS.jpg
http://www.traderscity.com/board/userpix21/3625-eyebrow-tweezers-1.jpg

Pliers have the same type of motion, but are used on the type of project you're doing here!

Other than that, it looks great! I wouldn't have thought of using the bottom of a can the way you have. Good job!! :D
LuzminasCorner (author)  mslaynie3 years ago
Thanks Mslaynie!
I was little confused about that term, because I heard somebody use another word, but can't remember it...and is pliers!. Thanks so much, I will grab it for the future. ;D
You're totally welcome! I couldn't do as well as you did in any other language, so I think you did wonderfully!
Celesmeh3 years ago
YOu could use this to make a locket....
LuzminasCorner (author)  Celesmeh3 years ago
Good idea!
I have been using this piece to paint assorted themes... I could try a locket, too.
bongo girl!3 years ago
i <3 that! plus i <3 fat cats!
LuzminasCorner (author)  bongo girl!3 years ago
Thanks Bongo girl! ;)
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