I just picked up:
14 gauge copper wire
Sanding block (fine grit)
Rough metal file (fine toothed, cheap kind)
And with only a few of my jeweler's tools, created this Poppy Pendant of sterling silver and copper rivets!
The sanding block and file were used to smooth the edges, the nail punches made the circle shapes, and the copper wire was used for the rivets.
Next time, I'll share how to make an inexpensive at-home tumbler!