DIY Pendant From Aluminum Can

[pinit]How to make an aluminum can embossed chevron pendant #Upcycle #DIY #Jewelry @savedbyloves


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…

How to make an aluminum can embossed chevron pendant #Upcycle #DIY #Jewelry @savedbyloves

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:


how to emboss metal

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:

That is it!
How to make an aluminum can embossed chevron pendant #Upcycle #DIY #Jewelry @savedbyloves

While you are here, don’t forget to check out our Aluminum can craft roundup:

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