Create Jane Kharade's striking copper collection with autumnal leaves
What you need...
- NECKLACE Silver sheet, 0.7mm, Copper sheet, 0.7mm, Jump rings, 6mm, Silver necklace chain, 51.5cm, Toggle ring
- TOOLS Pliers, round-nosed, flat-nosed, snipe-nosed, Wire cutters, Acrylic rolling pin, Scalpel, Handheld blow torch and firing brick, Double-sided tape, Needle tool, Needle files, Emery papers, coarse, medium, fine, Metal burnisher, Power tool with 2mm drill bit, Pink carborundum, Texturing attachment, 5mm, Saw frame and no.3 blades, Wooden benchpeg and G clamp, Metal block, Metal punch, Ball pien hammer
Pendant - 1. Download and print the templates from the link above. Cut one large leaf and two medium leaf templates, and attach to a copper sheet using double-sided tape. Cut out and tape a small leaf template to a silver sheet. Fix a wooden benchpeg to the table using a G clamp and tighten. Place a saw blade in the frame, teeth facing down and out, then tighten to create tension. Cut into the benchpeg and bring the metal to meet the blade for the first couple of cuts. Pierce out the leaves in the V of the benchpeg.
2. Mark a point at the top of the leaves, and make an indentation with a fine metal punch and hammer. Drill a hole for the jump rings with a 2mm drill bit. Using needle files, smooth any rough saw marks. Use emery papers, starting from coarse through to fine, to create a mirror finish on a medium copper leaf and the silver leaf. Using a ball pein hammer and metal block, texture the large copper leaf. Pattern the copper oak leaf with a handheld power tool and texturing attachment. Thread the four charms onto 6mm jump rings and attach to a toggle ring. Secure a 5mm jump ring to the toggle ring attachment and slip onto a necklace chain.
Make it yours - Attach one large copper leaf and one small silver clay leaf onto a large earring hoop using a jump ring. Repeat to create a second earring.