I gave a teaser of this pendant on my Facebook fan page awhile back, and asked you to guess what I used to make it. There were several guesses, and one of them was right. It is an aluminum can. The process was pretty simple. I used Vintaj Patina metal paints and a chevron embossing folder in my Sizzix. Use any image or photo for your custom, eco-friendly pendant. This post shows you how…
I showed you how to cut aluminum cans in this video:
Use a heart paper punch to punch a heart in the middle of what will be the front of your pendant, then emboss front and back triangle with chevron or desired embossing folder:
I used aged bronze Vintaj paint, then aqua over that, and sanded to give a distressed look. Seal with Vintaj Glaze.
For the image, I printed it on cardstock with laserjet, hand doodled with Pitt Pen and added Tim Holtz word sticker with Glossy Accents. I sealed the entire image with Mod Podge and sandwiched it between front and back pendant rectangle. Then I used my metal punch to place holes in top on both sides and the center of all 3 layers (hammer and nail would work too).
The middle hole is for the jump ring to attach the pendant to the chain. Using the side holes, I riveted the pieces together like this video from Beadaholique shows: