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Tab Style Pendant
by Judy Larson
  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Cutting, Dapping, Filing / Finishing, Hole Punching, Oxidizing / Antiquing, Riveting, Sawing, Texturing, Butane Torch Techniques
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Soldering and riveting experience necessary to make this pendant.

Materials

24 Gauge 0.020 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x6 Inch
MET-705.24
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.93
  • Gold Club Price: $5.20
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20 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.41
  • Gold Club Price: $0.31
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12mm Copper Rivet - Pack of 25
A5-512
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 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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7 Piece Mini TruStrike Hammer Set with Stand
HAM-520.70
  • HAM-520.70
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $140.54
  • Gold Club Price: $105.40
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Sizzix Big Shot Embossing Machine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Vintaj Deco Etch Daisy Swirl
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
2 Ounce Rubber Head Hammer
G3-19
  • G3-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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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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Euro Punch Plier 1.50mm
PLR-133.70
  • PLR-133.70
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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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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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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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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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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24 Piece Dapping Punch Set
DAP-705.00
  • DAP-705.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $85.97
  • Gold Club Price: $64.48
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Marker -extra fine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Deluxe Soldering Kit
G15-5
  • G15-5
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $116.97
  • Gold Club Price: $87.73
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SANDING SPONGES ASST- 5PC- 1EA GRIT 100-400
ABR-600.90
  • ABR-600.90
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Needle File Set Pack of 5
FIL-970.00
  • FIL-970.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.57
  • Gold Club Price: $8.68
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Liver of Sulphur Gel, 2 Ounce Bottle
SOL-610.02
  • SOL-610.02
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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Steel wool
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Copy the tab shape, two leaves, one bail and one small circle templates.
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Step 2
Transfer the designs to your sheet metal.
Step 3
Cut the pieces out using your preferred method for cutting sheet metal.
Step 4
Anneal the tab pendant back plate and pickle to remove fire scale.
Step 5
Place the tab pendant back plate on the DecoEtch plate. Run it through the Sizzix Big Shot Embossing Machine to achieve the background texture.
Pro Tip: Step 6 and 7 are optional. If you do not own or have access to a Sizzix Big Shot Embossing Machine, texture the tab pendant back plate in any many you wish.
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Step 6
Anneal the tab pendant back plate and pickle to remove fire scale.
Step 7
Place the tab pendant back plate on the DecoEtch plate. Run it through the Sizzix Big Shot Embossing Machine to achieve the background texture.
Step 8
Using an ultra fine point permanent marker, draw a curved line on each leaf.
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Step 9
Place each leaf shape on a bench block. Use the narrower side of the Mini TruStrike Sharp Designer Hammer to texture each leaf out from the drawn line. For a more realistic appearance, angle the texture lines toward the tip of each leaf.
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Step 10
The metal piece will no longer be flat after texturing. Place each piece on a bench block and use a rubber or plastic mallet to flatten it
Step 11
Remove marker lines with an alcohol soaked pad.
Step 12
Round the pointed tips of each leaf with a file.
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Step 13
Use the Mini TruStrike Designer/Texture Hammer to texture the edges of each circle. Try to make slightly wavy edges when you are texturing. Use the Mini TruStrike Embossing Hammer to texture the smaller circles.
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Step 14
Use the Dapping Punch Set to cup the textured circles and the 5/8" decorative circle element. To preserve the texture when cupping each piece, consider placing a piece of felt between the dap and the circle shape.
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Step 15
Decide on a pleasing arrangement of the leaves. Solder in place. Step 16: Pickle the piece to remove fire scale.
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Step 16
Place the large domed piece on the pendant back plate. Use an ultra fine point permanent marker to mark where the rivet hole needs to be punched. Use a 1.5mm metal hole punch to make the hole. Rivet the stacked cupped flower pieces to the back plate.
Pro Tip: As with all designs you make, you make changes on the fly. Here it was decided that another cup flower needed to be added. It was cut from a piece of scrap, textured, cupped and riveted in place. When that was still not enough, balls and bud stems were added for more interest.
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Step 17
Cut two 1/4" pieces of 20 gauge wire. Ball the ends using the butane torch.
Step 18
Cut 1/8" pieces of 20 gauge wire. Lay them side by side on a fire brick. Use your butane torch to melt them into balls. If you want to use all large metal balls as decoration, use three 1/8" pieces. If you would like slightly smaller metal balls, use two 1/8" pieces.
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Step 19
Let the balls cool. Hold each with the tips of your chain nose pliers and run the back of the ball over the sandpaper to remove the fire scale and any bits of fire brick that may be sticking to them.
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Step 20
Trim the two balled wire pieces made in Step 16 so they will fit in place under the cupped flowers. Place the balls and bud stems on the pendant in the desired position. Solder these elements in place using your preferred method. Notice that balls were even soldered to the top of the flower rivets.
Step 21
Use round nose pliers to curve the leaves and the bud stems to add dimension to them.
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Step 22
Pickle the pendant to remove fire scale.
Step 23
Tumble the pendant in steel shot to shine it up or use 0000 steel wool to polish it.
Step 24
Attach the bail to the pendant.
Step 25
Step 26
You can leave your pieces bright and shiny or use liver of sulfur to patina them. Buff with 0000 steel wool to bring out the dimension of your texturing.
Left to right - tab pendants, featuring three different backgrounds by Deb Carlson, Monica Buegler, Carol Erickson
Congratulations! You've made your first Tab Style Pendant!
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Step 27