Introduction: Copper Leaf Pendant

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This pendant is cut from the same piece of copper pipe as my Copper Rocket Pendant.

I first embossed the lines by laying a needle over the copper and hammering it. I then cut it out and soldered a strip of copper on the back. I looped the stem for the jump ring. There is no coating on it.


m4iler (author)2013-10-30

2) This work is awesome. I love it, This is going to be my first project, so I'm looking forward to it
3) How did you cut it out? Hacksaw? And I suppose you sanded the edges afterwards, right?
4) You're one awesome person, Mrballeng, this and the skeleton key are some of the best things, when you look at the beauty/difficulty to make ratio.
5) There is NO POINT 5
6) Did you hammer the lines in before or after? Which would be easier?

Mrballeng (author)m4iler2013-10-30

I used metal shears to cut it out. I sanded the edges with a file. The lines were hammered in after cutting but before filing. Thanks!

maromatorio (author)2013-04-19

Thank you for this. I am a newbie to copper/jewelery making, this helped me very!

kparker9 (author)2012-01-04

I'm making this for my girlfriend to give to her on Valentin's day. I've got it all figured out save for how to make the stem / jump ring. Any tips?

Kiteman (author)2011-09-12

Have you seen this homage?

Mrballeng (author)Kiteman2011-09-13

I think he did a great job. I'm glad he tried his hand at it.

gjanelle (author)2011-08-25

could you possibly post a picture of how you embossed it? its just kinda confusing me hahaha. it doesnt have to be on this specific project just on like a peice of scrap metal. would really apprechiate it! thxx:)

Mrballeng (author)gjanelle2011-08-26

Check out my basketball tie tack or embossed keychain monster. I used the same method there.

xavec (author)2011-08-15

As always, absolutely love it.

username252 (author)2011-04-19

Amazing how you made you stuff with metal. I just started to learn how to create metal jewelry, and I love to try to match stuff like yours.

austinsqu111 (author)username2522011-07-31

same here except i worked with metal for about 6 years im 16 now but i never tried small jewelry i usually do things like swords and railroad spike knives very good projects to do by the way but jewelry is very fun i have found out and really enjoy trying to do mrballengs projects

Keira_Yagami (author)2011-04-18

Could you do the same thing with some silver and a paperclip?

Pwag (author)Keira_Yagami2011-04-26

If your going to use super spendy silver why not spring for the silver wire too? Go the whole nine yards.

Mrballeng (author)Keira_Yagami2011-04-18

I've never worked with silver but I bet it would work just fine.

Jasco97 (author)2011-04-20

how thick was the copper pipe?

Mrballeng (author)Jasco972011-04-21

I'm not sure exactly but I would compare it to the thickness of a quarter.

Jasco97 (author)Mrballeng2011-04-21

Ooh thanks

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