Upcycled Can & Leather Pendant

Upcycled Jewelry Tutorial

If you have been around here lately, you have seen the die cut jewelry phase I have been in since getting my Sizzix machine.  Last week, I shared this round-up of 60 recycled can projects, which is where I got the inspiration for this pendant.  There are several projects I found that use aluminum cans to create stunning jewelry.

Recycled Can Jewelry

This pendant is made of several layers.  From top to bottom they are:  Decorative pearl brad, leather cut from goodwill purse, metal cut from good will tin, 2 more leather layers, and a recycled starbucks Double Shot can, embossed and cut with sizzix.  I spent the last couple of days cutting tin cans into flowers.  Now that I have a huge stack, I will be creating lots of pieces.  I found several more leather purses in my junking this weekend, as well as some more cool tins, so stay tuned for more die cut, recycled jewelry fun!

Upcycled Leather

This purse was $1.50!!!  Metal tin… $0.50, aluminum cans… free.  My sizzix was well worth the cost!!

DIY Leather flower pendant


  1. I LOVE this piece. I love the silver, gray and khaki combo.

    Great Job.


  2. Shirley Lupton says:

    This necklace is beautiful. You would never guess the material it was made from. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I think we might need to have a Sizzix date, that is beautiful Johnnie.

  4. Love this necklace Johnnie!


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