This summer I bought a great necklace at a gallery in Lancaster, Pa. The artist used recycled soda cans which were cut into small circular shapes. Since I have been exploring a circular theme lately, decided to give it a try. I ordered a tin press on line. You cut apart the can, slide the thin metal through the die press and punch circles of varying dimensions.
I started by using the circles to decorate these gift boxes. It looks much better if you know how to solder and can embed the pieces in a metal backing. I am not quite at that place yet. It was fun to play around with though.