Step 1: Materials and Tools
But here are all the things you might want to use
files for smoothing rough edges
tin snips for crudely cutting metal
jeweler's saw for finer detailed cutting of metal
pliers for bending metal
findings such as chain, clasps, jump rings, etc.
a torch for heating up metal to make it softer
a pan of water for cooling metal
glass mosaic tiles
sheet metal from the hardware store. I used a 6" by 24" sheet which was $5. 26 gauge
Step 2: Create a Pendant Bail
Heat up the sheet metal with a torch until it turns red and starts to change colors. This will soften it and make it easier to cut.
Dip the hot metal in a pan of water to cool it off. You will hear it sizzle. After the hot areas are submerged in water they will be cool and easy to handle.
Snip out a little strip of metal with the tin snips and file the rough edges down with a file
Step 3: A Different Bail
Trace a design into the softened metal. Cut it out with the jeweler's saw. File the edges and finish however you like.
Bend it to fit the piece. Glue into place
Step 4: Glue the Bail to the Tile
Be careful with the glue. Try to keep it off your fingers and off the face of the tile.
Step 5: Attach a Chain
Race you to the swap meet! woot! =)