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Embossed Tin – Make Pretty Pendants From Soda Cans.

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Embossed tin using discarded soda cans is easy and fun!

Embossed tin is fairly easy to create

There are two ways to emboss tin from soda cans – one is expensive and the other not so much.

There is the Sizzix Big Shot machine (expensive) or an embossing tool and mat (not so expensive).

For a guide to how I made these pretty pendants from junk, click here to see my video on YouTube.

embossed tin
embossed tin
embossed tin

These beautiful pendants were made using embossed tin from a soda can.

In my previous post I showed you how to make pendants with no bezel or tray.

Now, I have a fun project using scrap card or cereal box card as another way to make pendant bases.

The bezel I made from card was then covered in aluminum foil that I had hand colored using alcohol inks.

I also used embossed tin to the make a backing for the pendants which means they are reversible.

On one side they have a round tin design.

On the back they have a square design covering the whole surface.

embossed tin

It doesn’t matter if your pendants flip round while you are wearing them!

I used a 2 inch square punch to cut the embossed tin backing so that gaps in the tin foil would be covered up.

So that means there are two faces to the pendants, each with a different look.

I used a Sizzix Big Shot to create my embossed tin – but what if you don’t have one?

No problem! You can emboss the tin using an embossing tool with an embossing pad underneath.

Embossed tin created with an embossing tool obviously isn’t as crisp as when you use an embossing machine.

But, the designs will be unique to you and still look very pretty when colored with alcohol inks.

get tools like this on Amazon UK or Amazon US

Have fun making your recycled pendants!

Watch my video tutorial by clicking this link to YouTube and then have a go at making your own.

I try to source the best products, closest to those I use myself.

If you try this, I hope your pendants turn out really well!

If you have any questions about the process, try watching my tutorial on YouTube.

Working with embossed tin is a great way to use those empty soda cans – have fun while you are saving the planet!

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