This is a simple guide for building a copper Scottish terrier. This could be a pendant or a tag for your dog.
I don't have images of the process so I created drawing for each one of it.
Step 1: Trace the Figure
Take a copper sheet and trace the figure you want to end up with.
Step 2: Cut the Figure
Use a Jeweler's saw to cut out the figure.
since the Scottie has very straight lines be very careful no to brake the saw.
Step 3: File the Figure
Take a jeweler's file and smooth out the edges of the Scottie. Again be very careful not to brake the ears or the tail off.
Step 4: Make the Skirt
To make it more interesting I added a curly skirt to make it more Scottie like.
Use the saw to make straight lines on the skirt. Not to thin or they might brake.
Step 5: Torch
Using a torch, apply the flame to the figure until it changes color.
Once this happens, the copper will be malleable and it would be easy to shape the skirt
Step 6: Shape the Skirt
Take round nose pliers and twist each section of the skirt. Not to much, or guess what, it will brake!
Step 7: Make a Hole
We need a hole so we can wear it.
Use a sharp pliers or any other sharp object to make the hole.
Don't make it to centered or the weight of the head will pull it down. That happened to mine!
There are also tools specially for this.
Step 8: Cool the Scottie
Once finished with the skirt, place the figure in water to cool down the cooper.
Step 9: Scottie Ready!
Your Scottie pendant is now ready to be used! Enjoy!
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