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:

AluminumCan50plus copy

Aluminum Can Rose Pendant Sizzix Video Tutorial

AluminumCanRosePendantThis video tutorial walks you through the process of using a Sizzix machine to cut an aluminum can that you will use to create the 3D rose pendant.  This is super easy, and you know I love it because it is an upcycle!  Not to mention how pretty the rose is.  You can use it for a charm, card embellishment, rings and all kinds of jewelry and crafts.  I opted for the inside of the can so my rose would be aluminum, but you can grab a can in any color you could need for your project.

Make Rose Pendants From Aluminum Cans


Sizzix Die Cut Machine

3d Flowers Rose Die

Die with leaves

Soda can

Material to cut leaves (I used a green faux leather case from Goodwill)

Metal snips

Wire Cutter

Chain for stringing pendant

Eye pin

Round nose pliers

Bamboo skewer or toothpick

Needle tool or hammer and nail to punch hole in bottom of rose for eye pin insertion

Super glue or other quick grab glue for aluminum

Material for leaves

recycled can jewelry



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