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Freeform Pendant
by Judy Larson
  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Cutting, Dapping, Filing / Finishing, Hole Punching, Riveting, Sawing, Stamping, Design, Drilling
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Today we offer a great pattern from Judy Larson. Enjoy!

You can create unique pieces of jewelry using leftover pieces of sheet metal. In this instance, the leftover piece of 30 gauge fold formed copper sheet metal was trimmed to a desired shape and riveted to a slightly larger piece of 24 gauge nickel silver sheet. 3.5 x 3.5mm brass rivets and eyelets were used to attach the two pieces together and to add color interest.

Materials

24 Gauge 0.020 Dead Soft Nickel Silver Sheet Metal - 6x6 Inch
MET-703.24
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.78
  • Gold Club Price: $6.58
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30 Gauge 0.010 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x6 Inch
MET-705.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.05
  • Gold Club Price: $4.54
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3mm Brass Eyelets - Pack of 5
D1-100
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $0.77
  • Gold Club Price: $0.58
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12mm Copper Rivet - Pack of 25
A5-512
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.99
  • Gold Club Price: $1.49
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Tools

Pro Shear
SHR-544.00
  • SHR-544.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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DELUXE 4 HOLE METAL PUNCH
PUN-420.04
  • PUN-420.04
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $64.95
  • Gold Club Price: $48.71
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Delux 3-Hole Punch
PUN-420.03
  • PUN-420.03
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $58.97
  • Gold Club Price: $44.23
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Steel Riveting Block
ANV-120.00
  • ANV-120.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $49.95
  • Gold Club Price: $37.46
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Riveting Hammer
HAM-200.00
  • HAM-200.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.97
  • Gold Club Price: $18.73
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Medium Rawhide Hammer 1 1/4 inch - Pack of 1
G3-7
  • G3-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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5/8 Inch Double Rubber/Nylon Head Hammer - Pack of 1
G3-26
  • G3-26
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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Optional Tools
WireJewelry Professional Single Barrel Rotary Rock Tumbler with 3 Pound Capacity Drum
G24-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $129.95
  • Gold Club Price: $97.46
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6 Piece Assorted File Set with Wooden Handle
G14-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $5.57
  • Gold Club Price: $4.18
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Marker -extra fine
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Instructions
Step 1
Read through all the directions before beginning the project.

Note: You may need to flatten each piece after cutting or working with it. You do not want to change the look or surface design of your fold formed piece, so use a rubber, plastic or rawhide mallet and bench block to do this.
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Step 2
In this particular leftover fold formed piece, there was a hole caused when dimpling pliers broke through the metal. A bead reamer was used to make the hole large enough to fit a small brass 3mm eyelet or domed head rivet with a tube style back.
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Step 3
Set the rivet.
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Step 4
Trim the fold formed piece to a desired shape.
Step 5
Use files to smooth and refine the edges of the fold formed piece.
Step 6
Use the smallest hole punch from the multi hole punch tool to make holes in the desired locations on the fold formed piece.
Step 7
Cut a 24 gauge piece of sheet metal, nickel silver in this case, larger than your fold formed piece. You will trim it to fit later, so do not worry too much about size or shape.
Step 8
Using an ultra fine point Sharpie, mark ONE of the holes through the fold formed piece onto the nickel silver backing.
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Step 9
Use the smallest hole punch from the multi hole punch tool to make a hole on the mark on the nickel silver.
Step 10
Place a brass domed head rivet or eyelet through both holes and connect the fold formed piece to the nickel silver piece. Rivet in place.
Step 11
Use the smallest hole punch from the multi hole punch tool to make a hole in the nickel silver backing through another fold formed hole.
Step 12
Place a brass domed head rivet or eyelet through both holes and connect the fold formed piece to the nickel silver piece. Rivet in place.
Step 13
Repeat the process until the fold formed piece is securely attached to the nickel silver backing.
Step 14
Decide where the top of the pendant will be. Punch a hole there and add a brass eyelet. Add a jump ring to the hole.
Step 15
Trim the nickel silver backing the desired distance away from the fold formed piece.
Step 16
Use files to smooth and refine the edges of the nickel silver backing.
Step 17
You may wish to tumble the piece at this point to polish.
Step 18
Slide the pendant on a chain or leather cord.
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