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Always in search for an earring, I tried an idea with a stainless bicycle spoke. I like it.

Step 1: The Spoke

I asked the cat at the bike shop for rhe biggest diameter, longest, stainless steel spoke he had. Cost $2.....dang!

Step 2: Other Parts & a Plan

I had been thinking of this one for a while.

What I did was cut the head of the spoke off. I then cut my length desired from above the threads at other end.

From there I bent my mini spoke and filed head and shaft to fit for solder.

I used Silverbrite 100 lead free solder and the bead I added covers the sweat joint.

The hardest part was securing the two together while while several attempts where made in the solder department.

Several tries and time on a file to beautify, I used some Krazy Glue to set the bead and I was ready for a test fit.

Step 3: Finish GOODS

I used a Sharpie to shade the star on the head. After a fast polish to bring out the logo, I was good to go.


Picture me rolling.
Its cool when guys where studs! But this isnt working for me sorry.. Can u maybe make a stud earring?
I don't wear it.........but they sure like it at the bike shop!
Watch out for magnets if it is a ferris metal :-)
I checked that. Although it is not a surgical stainless, the iron content is weak to a magnet.
Cool job I had a similer idea as I'm a motorcycle wheel builder but I couldn't get 12SWG through my ear I do have a bracelet made of spoke nipples though.
Thanks. I seems to wear great.

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