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No Solder Riveted Copper Calla Lily Pendant Tutorial


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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6 comments:

  1. I always see stuff like this and it looks so nice and then I realize I don't even have the patience or skill to make wrapped loops with headpins...

    (On the other hand, who has any idea whether the headpins I dug out of my stash that I may have had for 20+ years are dead soft or half hard or whatever, I guess if you are wire wrapping you can buy wire of the appropriate hardness or anneal it. I don't really have a safe space for torch work right now.)

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    1. Yes, you can buy wire in different tempers so you do not have to struggle with a torch. But the really thick stuff, a torch is necessary.

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  2. I love this! I love Calla Lillies and I also love copper - so this is the perfect pendant for me!

    Even if you don't do wire wrapping - just the Calla Lilly on its own would make a gorgeous pendant or addition to an assemblage piece would be gorgeous!

    What a great tutorial!

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  3. copper is my favorite "warm" metal, and this is lovely!

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  4. I learned so much from this video. Questions I had about working with flat metal were answered. Great project!

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