InstructionsFirst I cut the tin with the saw attachment on my drimel tool. Sparks will fly so be in a good area for this and wear eye protection. I cut the tin into a large section so I could then cut with shears. Cut the sections to weave the desired size and then weave the 2 metals together. When you have this section done fold under the top sections. Use a rubber mallet to flatten the woven metal. I ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Old tin, thin copper
What was your inspiration?
I was given this tin and was about to toss in recycle bin when I started looking at the colors - not the pattern. It was then I thought it needed to be saved and used.
What are you most proud of?
I love the way the colors in the tin played with the copper. They go well together. It's not heavy due to the woven part being thinner metal.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I also used the torch to give a little age to the woven part, but be careful due to the thin metal. A little goes a long way. Pick out your tin or can with an eye towards the general pattern and color. After you cut it up the design really won't show anymore.