Introduction: Polymer Bar Pendant
This pendant is simple to make using only a few tools and a couple materials.
Drill & drill bit
Step 1: Another Use for a File Divider
Cut out the strip to a file divider. Use a pair of pliers to bend the end at 90 degrees. Make sure the bend is squarely bent.
Move down the metal strip until you reach your desired length. Bend both ends down at 90 degrees until you have a rectangle. Cut the free end as flush as you can to the pendant.
Step 2: Solder and Drill
Apply soldering pasted to the joint. Add a little piece of silver solder. Apply heat until it’s joined.
Place the rectangle back onto the pliers and use a punch to make a starting mark for the drill bit. Do this on both sides. Drill a hole and keep the drill bit handy.
Step 3: Polish
Wrap sand paper around a drill bit and spin it round. Use this improvised sander to polish the pendant. Use a buffing wheel to further polish.
Step 4: Fill and Bake
Fill the pendant with polymer clay. Place a plastic bag over the pendant and use a rolling pin to roll out the excess clay. Place the drill bit into the drilled hole while you fill it.
Bake the pendant following the instructions for the clay.