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I made these earrings with Lagunitas beer caps.

They are really easy to make.

 
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Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

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YOU NEED:

  • 2 earrings hoops;
  • 2 jump rings;
  • 2 beads;
  • 2 pieces of copper wire (I take it from a electric cable);
  • 2 beer caps (I found the Lagunitas IPA beer caps to work the better and the beer been really good! I tried other kind but the rubber behind didn't come off so easy or the color wasn't so nice);
  • little hammer;
  • round pliers;
  • sanding paper (not in photo);
  • nail or sharp file (not in photo);
  • flat pliers.

Step 2: OPEN CAP

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Open the cap gently with the flat pliers.

Step 3: REMOVE RUBBER

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Remove the rubber on the back of the caps.

Step 4: SHAPE CAPS

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Give to the caps a nice concave pattern with the hammer.

If you have a round hammer is better.

Step 5: SAND

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Sand the caps with fine sanding paper, to remove all the color and rubber.

Step 6: MAKE AN HOLE

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make a small hole with a nail and hammer or a sharp file.

Sand the hole from the behind with sanding paper.

Step 7: FLATTEN WIRE

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Flatten a little section of the copper wire with the hammer.

Step 8: INSERT BEADS

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Insert the bead and make an hoop on the other end of the wire with the round pliers.

Step 9: ADD JUMP RINGS

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Add the jump rings in the holes and place the beads.

Step 10: ADD THE HOOKS

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Add the hooks in the jump rings.

Step 11: DONE!

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Done! A nice pair of recycled earrings!

You are so creative! Thanks for sharing
laroycebyrd10 months ago
Thank you so much
These were really easy!
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marcellahella (author)  laroycebyrd10 months ago

They look really pretty!!

Thanks for posting the photo!

These are really pretty! I never would of known they were made from beer caps. Nice work!
marcellahella (author)  Mixed Kreations10 months ago

Thanks! It's true, when I show them around nobody could guess it!

waggy10110 months ago
Those are soooo cool
marcellahella (author)  waggy10110 months ago

Thanks : )

Bjorno10 months ago

Wouldn't these be "Beerings"?

marcellahella (author)  Bjorno10 months ago

Yes!!!

bricobart10 months ago

Yet another good excuse to boose! Nice project, and you've got the sweetest hammer I've ever seen ;)

marcellahella (author)  bricobart10 months ago

: ) ….beer!!!

Yes that hammer look pretty funny, it is actually to put rivets but it is so small that is perfect for those kind of things.

Thanks for the comment!

sunshiine10 months ago

I love the rustic look of these earrings. thanks so much for sharing.

sunshiine

marcellahella (author)  sunshiine10 months ago

Thanks! You are welcome!

flyingpuppy10 months ago

You're a very good photographer. Thanks for this earring instructable.

marcellahella (author)  flyingpuppy10 months ago

Thanks a lot!

kenbob10 months ago

mmmm, Lagunitas :)

Oh, and beautiful product and well done instructable too!.

marcellahella (author)  kenbob10 months ago

: )

What a cool tribal design Idea :). Thank you so much. I also made something using beer caps last year here

marcellahella (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya10 months ago

They look really nice!

marcellahella (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya10 months ago

Thanks a lot!