Aluminum Soda Can Jewelry
We all know that using pop tabs can make interesting Jewelry, but why not make use of the aluminum sheeting in the can?
Step 1: Materials and Shaping
Be extra careful! Cutting sheet aluminum can be dangerous and make the edges even sharper. Cut the top and bottom off the can until you get a rectangle sheet of aluminum. For this project, we need a thin strip from the rectangle, with a tapered end. Max thickness I would recommend for smaller sized jewelry is less than 1mm.
Step 2: Spiral
Begin by making a small fold in one end of the strip of aluminum. Fold it again, and once more to make a triangle. Now, slowly wrap tightly around the triangle to form a spiral. This triangle will act as a centerpiece for the spiral.
Step 3: Hang
Punch a hole through the back of the spiral, and throw on a jump ring. Attach to a cord and chain and enjoy!
Ps. An interesting touch would be to use different patterns on the inside. Coke would give you a red inside, Pepsi blue, etc. I used Sprite which yielded this dark to dark green interior.