Make bright, eye-catching jewelry using recycled aluminum cans!

Step 1: Collect Tools and Materials

Start collecting Drink Cans! I like the tea and energy drink cans because they are colorful and non-returnable.
Find Flower-shaped Paper Punches in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Eyelets/Grommets come in many different colors, shapes and sizes.
Make sure that Hole Punch sizes correspond with eyelet/grommet sizes.
Choose an Eyelet/Grommet Setter such as a grommet setter kit or a hand-held setter.
Jewelry Pliers are for shaping the flowers.
You may also want a pair of Scissors, a Permanent Marker, a small Hammer, various Jewelry Findings and Beads.

Everything (except the cans) can be found at your local craft store.

<p>Thank you for the tutorial. I love making all kinds of jewelry, but I enjoy making jewelry from things we would normally toss. Please share more of your ideas.</p>
I've read of ways to tint the aluminium itself, I think by boiling it in the presence of some added salts or something. I think it'll be great to use that method to add more subtle colours to the jewellery too. Or you could just paint them as well.<br/><br/>Thanks for the great Instructable, I wouldn't have thought paper punches could work for this!
Unreally cute!!!!!
Love it done it a million times
Nice Idea , <br> But i am much wondering why you Americans wouldn't like to wearing gold jewelry ? or at least silver jewelry ? !!!
I do own gold and silver jewelry, but I also enjoy wearing my own hand-made jewelry. When I get a compliment, I can say,&quot;Thanks, I made it!&quot;
you know , here we have a tradition that when a Man get married with a female , the man must buy a complete gold service (including Bracelets , Ring , earring , necklace) for his wife , Expensive tradition for Men :) <br> <br>SO i try to make your cheap and beautiful jewelry for my wife ;-) <br>Thank you so much !
Aren't the cut edges sharp?
Surprisingly, the edges are not sharp.
Nice Instructable - very pretty jewelry :-)
This is a really great idea. Thanks for sharing this.
Nice instructable. The earrings are lovely and a nice way to reuse something that can't be recycled in some areas. The instructions are easy to follow and allow for a lot of creativity. Really nice work.
The earrings are beautiful and the main image is absolutely wonderful. :D

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