Remember that cute little tin container I got at the garage sale this weekend? Well it turned into the cutest necklace/earring set that was easy and fun to do.
This is the tin container that I got for $1.00!
If you have never tried cutting a tin container, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy wire cutters work cutting the material. HINT: a hazard in cutting the tin is sharp edges so be aware where the edges are when you are cutting.
I cut the pieces using the gold edges as the outline where to cut.
Here are the steps to follow to make your own tin pendant/earrings from a tin container.
Step One: decide what pattern you want the pendant and earrings to be.
Step Two: use wire cutters to cut the tin…they work just like scissors.
Step Three: Use a metal file to smooth all the edges. HINT: I run my fingers over all the edges until the file has made them smooth.
Step Four: Use a tiny punch to make holes in the pendant (three holes) and earrings (two holes) HINT: I punched the extra hole in the pendant to secure a bead in the center because a necklace suspended from the center of a necklace wants to turn inside out and if something is hanging down, it will stay put!
Step Five: Attach earring findings to the earrings and make a whimsical necklace chain…I don’t like match-matchy in case you don’t know. LOL
I like my BEFORE and AFTER repurposing project from the first garage sale of this year!