Treble Clef Pendant

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Introduction: Treble Clef Pendant

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With a few inches of wire and some basic tools you can make a treble clef pendant. Now if only that cute flute player from high school could see me now!

I’m using 16 gage wire. Twenty-five feet cost me less the $2.00 at the home improvement store.

Step 1: Form the Treble Clef

Cut a section of wire and file the end square. Using cone nose pliers, form a hook as shown in the picture. Lay the hook on a hard surface and hammer the loop flat.

Work the pliers along the wire bending it in small increments. Little by little you’ll produce the curve of the treble clef.

Form the upper loop by grabbing the wire just above the hook and bending it around, down, and then behind the clef.

Form a small loop just under the clef. Once the loop in made use the pliers to collapse it a little.

Step 2: Hammer the Sides

The back stem of the clef will be the dividing line. Lay the clef on the edge of an anvil. I’m using the head of a 5 pound sledge hammer as an anvil.

Hammer the sides of the clef evenly and on both sides. See the pictures.

Step 3: Make It Shine

Polish the treble clef with progressively finer sand paper. I used 400 grit, then 1000 followed by 2000. I like to fold the sand paper over a small file. Finish it off with polishing compound on a buffing wheel.

Use a paper clip to make a jump ring.

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I could give this to my friends in band, thanks for the idea.

how do you prevent rust on a piece of polished steel wire like this?
im having trouble with kind of thing.

I have heard clear nail polish works. Also gun oil. The more polished the metal the easier it is to keep rust free.

Done this in an afternoon, had to make do with ordinary needle nose pliers! Im getting faster and neater with my metalwork thanks to you. think ill try your daisy necklace next! :) also well done to everyone else, good job!

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ive been asking everyone i know and no one ever heard of cone nose pliers. where did you get yours?

I think they're actually called "round nose" pliers. You can get them any where craft related materials are sold. I think I got mine from micheals for 6 dollars. Sorry for the confusion. I'm learning as I go.

In blacksmithing we call them 'scrolling pliers'. Many take a pair of automotive snap-ring pliers and round the noses off with a grinder to make them where none can be found.

I call them long nose pliers.

I thought this would be a great present for my music teacher at the end of the year, but as soon as I saw it I wanted to try right away. I'm pretty proud of it, seeing as I've never made any jewlery and I'm only 11, and I managed to flatten out the sides. I took a photo:

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