That is what I have been doing, figureing out how to make a pendant, without many tools. Remember I talked about JB weld, a product that works well on metal to hold things together, then you can guild it to have a metal appearnace. Dug around and found odd bits of metal jewelry, but tough since I have very little being allergic to most excet sterling silver and brass. I also took apart a Christmas angel that had copper like appearnace was not copper tho. Dug through the garage in all the coffee cans of parts, I also cut apart a twisted metal easel that was small and found parts to form a bezel. I cut the metal with an old scissor, used the vise in the garage to bend edges, and used Diamond glaze to cover the back so maybe I could wear the pendant.
If you really want to do this in a professional way go to Nora's Nora and Deryn have a class that will keep you from fumbles, and lovely creative sheets to use with magnificent art. I couldn't take the class.
I used my paintings for faces and one of an house in my pendants. I worked on getting my stuff together for my attempt which I rather like. For several weeks I made a lists of the order to do things, I still have to get that perfected. I am going to make a few for friend gifts and maybe and not to be to tacky a refridge magnet as I use them for notes and lists.
The photos are rather blurry, very hard to photograph and I worked with this 3 different times.