Cold connecting metal pieces with rivets is the way to go if you don't want to or can't do soldering. Go Art Yourself has a modern calla lily pendant design tutorial for making this flower from copper sheet metal and wire.

No jewelry saw work either!  Just metal snips - my kind of metal cutting too. The reason why I have such a pristine looking bench pin is because I rarely use it for sawing.

Her tutorial is in two parts.

Part 1 is where the main calla lily is created.  The rivets are hidden.  The 10 G wire will be tough to bend if it hasn't been annealed with a torch.  You'll need strong fingers. Consider using a vise to hold on to the wire end while bending it around a suitable mandrel.

Part 2 is the wire weaving tutorial for the lovely embellishment.

H/T to Aims for this find.

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