Shield Pendant

A simple sketch of lines and curves creates a visually pleasing copper pendant.
SKU: EP13995

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Create this dramatic copper pendant using basic metalsmithing skills, then practice your wire wrapping skills to make the beautiful and sturdy bail.

Required Materials and Tools:

  • 20-gauge copper sheet, minimum 2" x 3"
  • 18-gauge round copper wire
  • 26-gauge round copper wire
  • 4mm round Aventurine beads, 3
  • 2 1/2mm copper bead
  • Cardboard sheet
  • Flex shaft or rotary tool
  • Silicon carbide cut-off wheel or jeweler's saw
  • Sanding drum with 80-grit band
  • Vise
  • #2 hand files (round, half round and flat)
  • Needle files
  • Sandpaper (120-grit and 400-grit)
  • Center punch
  • Drill and drill bits (1/32", 1/16" and 3/32" sizes)
  • Household hammer
  • Plastic hammer
  • Steel bench block
  • Domed anvil
  • Fine-tip permanent marker
  • Piece of wood
  • Flush cutters
  • Small stepped forming pliers
  • Flat-nose pliers
  • Bent-nose pliers
  • Liver of sulfur
  • Super fine steel wool (#0000)
  • Preserving wax or clear lacquer

Technique: Wire wrapping, basic metalsmithing

Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry, February/March 2016

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP13995
Author/Speaker/Editor Aniko Hencz and Istvan Remenyik
Size No
Number Of Pages 0
Runtime No
ISBN 13 No
Drop Ship Message No
Product Type Project Download
File/Trim Size No
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