What you need:
Some sort of pliable flat metal. I picked up this random piece at the hardware store.
Block of wood
Estimated time: 1 episode of Law and Order. (By the way, have you ever noticed how Madga from Sex and the City is all over the L&O franchise?!)
More of the how-to after the jump!
I created and cut out paper templates of the shapes I wanted to cut from the metal. Trace the templates onto the metal with a Sharpie, and cut using the tin snips.
Next, mark where you want to put the holes for the jump ring to connect the pieces. Keep in mind the size of your jump rings. You don't want holes spaced far apart when your jump ring is small. Put the metal piece on a block of wood. Hold a thin nail in place over the mark, and use the hammer to push the nail through and make a hole.
Use the file to remove sharp edges around the hole. Use the jump rings to connect the pieces together.
Clean off the Sharpie marks with nail polish remover. Attach chain to the top piece with two more jump rings. We're done!