It started out as a few tabs strung together after watching Edward Scissorhands, but quickly evolved as my Obsessive Compulsive Nature set in.
It's surprisingly durable, and also has some flex to it.
4 of us couldn't rip the shield apart, trust me, we tried.
You imagination is the limit for using tabs and wire, so start designing!!
Step 1: Pop/Beer Can Tab Armor Phase 1
I posted ads on Kijiji looking for tabs as well as raiding recycling bins in apartment buildings just to start.
In desperate times, you may be able to hire a hobo to hunt and collect tabs for you.
For the copper wire, I used almost anything I could find that was a decent gauge.
A good source of wire is inside older tube televisions and small electric motors.
The majority of this stuff can be found for free on Kijiji or your local classifieds.
Step 2: Pop/Beer Can Tab Armor Phase 2
sharp edges where the pop/beer tab were connected to the can should be bent inwards, to prevent slicing the wire and your fingers.
If you own a pair of pliers or a gerber multi-tool, it will make this job much easier.
Now you'll have to cut the copper wire into manageable pieces.
I cut them into approx 3-4" lengths, this allowed me enough wire to make several wraps around the tabs.
Step 3: Pop/Beer Can Tab Armor Phase 3
To do this, simply pinch two tabs together that are facing the same direction, and begin looping through the wire.
You can use your thumb to hold the end of the wire for the first few loops through.
This will take time and patience!! But eventually you'll be connecting these tabs together like clockwork.
Once they've been looped, just twist the ends together a few times to tighten the wire.