Introduction: Bacon Earrings Molded From Real Bacon

Believe it or not, Bacon is trending these days! You can find it in chocolate bars, ice cream, and even bacon tattoos are popular! This inspired the bacon earrings project that we thought was pure, original, genius. (Then we looked online and found hundreds of photographs of bacon and egg earrings.) However I think we were the only ones who made a mold of actual bacon to create our dangling treats.

Step 1: Bacon Earrings

Below is a supply list for this project:

  1. Bacon!
  2. ComposiMold-LT
  3. ComposiMold Bubble Buster
  4. Clear Casting Plastic, or ProtoCast85R (as your casting material)
  5. Mold Release
  6. Mold Box
  7. Hot Glue Gun and Glue (to secure the bacon to the (bottom of your mold box)
  8. Dremmel Tool/Power Drill and 1/16" bit
  9. Jewelry Wire
  10. 2 Black Beads
  11. 2 Earring Findings
  12. Acrylic Paint and
  13. Small Brushes

Step 2: Prepare for Molding

  1. First of all cook the bacon and put a few pieces aside for the project. (Do your best.)
  2. If you are using other food items to make a mold you may need to seal them with a silicone spray to avoid air bubbles from escaping.
  3. Secure the cooked and cooled bacon to the bottom of your mold box.
  4. Spray the bacon with mold release and Bubble Buster as usual.

Step 3: Create Your Bacon Mold!

  1. Pour the melted ComposiMold into the mold boxes and let it rise up and over the bacon.
  2. Let the mold solidify. (3 hours at room temp) or 30 min in the freezer.
  3. Remove the bacon from the molds. It’s ok if the bacon falls apart as you de-mold it.

Step 4: Duplicate! Create Your Bacon Earing

  1. Spray the mold cavities with mold release and prepare the urethane or epoxy resin.
  2. Pour the urethane resin into the molds and let it cure.
  3. De-mold thermoplastic bacon casts.

Finnish

You can finish the casts with a dremell tool to sand away unnessary urethane from the back of the casts. This reduces the weight of the final earring and makes the cast look thinner and more realistic. Then you can also drill a hole in the top portion of the cast to loop the jewelry wire through.

Paint
the casts to look like bacon and loop the jewelry wire through the hole. Then thread the black bead and wrap the wire around the earring finding to complete the project.

Comments

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Jays girl (author)2015-04-14

wow in the picture i honestly thought that was real bacon

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ComposiMold (author)Jays girl2015-04-27

Thank you for the comment and compliment!

Out of curiosity, do you have any mold making or Bacon projects you are currently working on?

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Jays girl (author)ComposiMold2015-04-29

no I do not at this moment

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robert.latterman (author)2015-04-23

Been making "real-bacon" earrings for some time now.... bisbeebacon.com (have not been active for a few months however) Started back a few years ago in Jerome, AZ..... always great to see new bacon projects :) Good work.

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Thank you for the comment!

Out of curiosity, have you ever used ComposiMold to create your earrings?

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I know it sounds weird but would it be possible to make real bacon earrings?
Thanks

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yea..... bisbeebacon.com... :) great fun!

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Great question! You could definitely make real bacon earrings. Unfortunately they would slowly degrade unless you coated them with unhealthy preservatives.

Do you have any bacon or mold making projects you are working on?

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No I don't but thanks for the tip!

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No Problem! Do you eat a lot of bacon?

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I enjoy bacon, unfortunately I hate touching the raw bacon so not as often as I'd like.

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patsheldon (author)2015-04-06

Love it. It looks so real! Would be awesome to wear at a summer BBQ

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ComposiMold (author)patsheldon2015-04-06

Thank you for the compliment! It has definitely been a great conversation starter at the BBQ's. Are you a big bacon fan?

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ComposiMold (author)2015-04-06

That is funny! Nice find! I am not sure how it will react with the liquid urethane but it would be worth a try. Or I could always brush it on.

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bricobart (author)2015-04-02

Next project: molding ears to use as earring - Gurkha-style ;)

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ComposiMold (author)bricobart2015-04-03

Ear earrings, that is a hilarious! I would love to see photos of that!

Do you do a lot of mold making projects?

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bricobart (author)ComposiMold2015-04-04

It was more ment like a suggestion for you ;)

I think that not the molding itself but the ear/body separation will be the trickiest part of the project...

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ComposiMold (author)bricobart2015-04-06

Yes, I agree. It would be very hard to place my ears in a mold box and pour over them. But maybe I could sculpt ears out of clay and mold those. Defenitly a great project!

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Tecwyn Twmffat (author)2015-04-02

I could not resist but vote for this. How about a bacon nose ring that dangled over your top lip?

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Thank you for your vote!

A bacon nose ring would be very interesting, We should make one! Do you have a friend in mind that would wear the bacon nose ring?

I can picture it looking like a goat with a carrot dangling in front of its face, never being able to eat or reach the carrot.

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You could always fake the nose piercing by cutting a small section out of a metal ring and just push it on for a photo. I won't tell anyone if you do!

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That could work.

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Hey, we are defo oink the same wavelength with this one! I did have a nose ring myself for a while but, sadly, it went septic. No doubt one of the crazy dudes at instructables HQ would have a suitable ring piece?

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Great Idea! The trick will be finding them. (Or them finding this instructable)

Sorry about your nose ring, that is very unfortunate. How long did you have it?

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tinaciousz (author)2015-04-02

These are special :)

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ComposiMold (author)tinaciousz2015-04-03

Thank you for the compliment!

Do you have any bacon, jewelry or mold making projects you are working on?

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Uncle Kudzu (author)2015-04-02

I thought at first glance that this was some kind of zombie gristle fashion accessory :) Interesting instructable - I guess I'll have to vote, too.

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ComposiMold (author)Uncle Kudzu2015-04-03

That is funny! I can see how you may have thought that.

Thank you for your comment and vote! Do you have any unique jewelry? I would love to see them!

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NathanSellers (author)2015-04-01

The paint job is fantastic. A little gross having bacon dangling from the ear, but maybe could get someone nibbling the ear if you know what I mean.

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Thank you for the compliment and comment!

Out of curiosity do you have a bacon or mold making project you are working on?

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I don't, but I have in the past.

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Cool! What type of project? I would love to hear about it!

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tomatoskins (author)2015-04-01

Those look awesome and delicious!

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ComposiMold (author)tomatoskins2015-04-01

Thank you for the comment! They taste awful, but they do look good!

Are you a big bacon fan/eater?

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tomatoskins (author)ComposiMold2015-04-01

You know it! I love all things bacon!

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ComposiMold (author)tomatoskins2015-04-02

I put bacon on my ice cream.

What is the strangest thing you have ever put bacon on?

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starforest (author)2015-04-01

Neat idea!

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ComposiMold (author)starforest2015-04-01

Thank you for the comment, and compliment!

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LydiaT2 (author)2015-04-01

What's the black stuff on parts of the bacon earrings? It looks like mold. :(

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ComposiMold (author)LydiaT22015-04-01

Thank you for the comment! Great question!

The black paint is meant to simulate the parts of the bacon that are burnt. Out of curiosity do you have a bacon or mold making project you are working on?

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SeamusA (author)2015-04-01

I'll stick to food that doesn't scream when you kill it.

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ComposiMold (author)SeamusA2015-04-01

Thank you for your comment!

do you have any mold making projects you are working on?

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zaphod07 (author)2015-04-01

Now if you could make it smell like bacon

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ComposiMold (author)zaphod072015-04-01

Great idea! That would be very cool!

Do you have any suggestions on how we could accomplish this?

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