Introduction: Six Petal Flower Pendant

I made this flower from 3 nickels, a bullet shell, and a hot set crystal. I wasn’t sure if it was going to turn out so unfortunately I didn’t take photos along the way.

To make it I started out by cutting 3 nickels in half and rough shaping six petals. I soldered the petals in a stack and filed them to the same shape. I then de-soldered the stack, used a paper clip to emboss, and filed the edges round.

I cut the Primer side off a bullet shell and then filed it round. I soldered it all together to include a metal circle on the back for reinforcement. I used a heat gun to set the crystal. After polishing I made a jump ring from a paper clip.

(Use an expended cartridge. That means a shell that has already been shot. Do not under any circumstances use live ammo.)






 

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dkeach (author)2013-07-07

hey mr b im really enjoying your stuff do you think u can walk me through what u did just a little more, would it be possible to replace the bullet casing with a round piece of brass?

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Mrballeng (author)dkeach2013-07-08

Sure, you can use anything round you'd like. I only used a bullet shell because it's was on hand and already round. Send me a pm with any questions. Thanks!

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Kryptonite (author)2011-09-11

Neat, what chain did you use?

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Mrballeng (author)Kryptonite2011-09-13

This is a silver chain that came out of my wife's jewelry box.

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Kryptonite (author)Mrballeng2011-09-14

Convenient! Looks really nice.

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lastaztec (author)2011-09-10

what exactly do you do to hammer the nickle flat?

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Mrballeng (author)lastaztec2011-09-11

I lay the nickel on a smooth steel surface and hit it with a smooth faced hammer. You can see all my fancy tools (not really that fancy) through out most of my other instructables.

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slyphoenix (author)2011-09-10

This came out good! It looks good on your wife...you should make one for mine!

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Mrballeng (author)slyphoenix2011-09-11

I'll trade you for a dinner plate of lasagna.

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