Get into the Easter spirit with Jane Kharade's enamelled bunny charm pendant
What you need...
- White enamel x 10ml
- Copper sheet, 0.7mm
- Jump rings: 5mm, 7mm
- Fine curb chain
- Head pins
- TOOLS: pliers, round-nosed, flat-nosed, snipe-nosed; Efcolor enamelling stove; sieve tops; enamel stilts; power tool; texturing attachment; 1.5mm drill bit; metal spatula; brass stencil; needle files; emery paper; saw frame and No.3 blades; bench peg; G clamp; cocktail stick; double-sided tape; scalpel; No.3 handle; 10A blade; cutting mat; fine round paintbrush
Download and print the templates from the link above. Enlarge a leaping rabbit template to suit and secure the motif to a sheet of copper using double-sided tape. Fix a wooden benchpeg to the table using a G clamp and tighten. Place the saw blade in the frame, teeth facing down and out, and tighten the frame to create tension in the blade. Place the copper flat on the benchpeg with the saw frame vertical.
Start to cut into the benchpeg by bringing the metal up to the blade and sawing into the copper and wood together. Once an initial cut has been made in the copper, place over the V in the bench peg and cut out the rabbit. Follow the lines on the template as a guide and saw as close to the line as possible. Neaten the rabbit with needle files, then emery paper. Drill two holes in the rabbit on each side and texture the back of the pendant with a texturing attachment.
Place the copper rabbit on an enamelling stilt and use a sieve top to sprinkle on a generous, even layer of white enamel powder over the surface. Place the enamel in a stove to melt. When melted, the powder will have a glassy appearance. Remove from the stove and leave the copper to cool down. Attach a 5mm jump ring to each hole, and hang from a chain.