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Heres a nice copper box to make, Ive used reclaimed sheet copper & copper wire.
The heart design on the top is cold enameled, which sounds posh but its epoxy resin with glitter mixed in!
To make you will need:
Small sheet of copper or brass five inch square should be plenty, about 1mm thick.
Few inches of scrap copper wire. I used old electrical wire and stripped off the plastic.
Leadfree solder & flux.
Fast set epoxy resin. Comes in two tubes.
Bit of red glitter.

Tin snips
Pencil torch or soldering iron.
Pliers.
Polishing kit.
Sandpaper.
Files.

Step 1: Mark out the copper

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From thin wood or MDF, cutout a heart template the size of the base of the box. This one is 3 x 3 cm. Mark this onto the copper sheet using a sharp scribe or file. With tinsnips cut the shape from the copper, clean off with sandpaper and flattern out any bumps on a flat surface using a hammer.
 
rachel3 years ago
Beautiful results from such a simple technique! I have to try this sometime.
ChrysN3 years ago
Nice, I'm impressed how nice the epoxy and glitter look.
foobear3 years ago
divine
Thanks for the comment, great instructables, by the way!