This Instructable is for a simple little set of stud earrings made from something we all use daily, but we don't often see - the circuit boards in our myriad gadgets. You might even have a dead computer (or several...) sitting out in your garage, waiting to be scrapped at the recycling yard. Here's an opportunity to make something pretty before you haul it off.
Step 1: Materials
- Circuit board (obtainable from dead computers and various other electronics)
- Flat earring backs (obtainable at most craft stores or online, be sure to choose a metal that will not irritate your skin – I am using stainless steel here)
- Ear nuts (the part that slips on the back of the earring while you wear it, often sold with the backs but not always, so make sure you have both components or your earrings won’t stay in very well)
- Glue, E6000 is strongly suggested (available at just about any craft store, also online – superglue will work, but I’ve found its brittleness makes the pieces prone to popping off when earrings are removed, so the durability will be affected)
- Optional: clear nail polish OR two part resin, for sealing (nail polish available at drug stores or probably your bathroom, resin available at most craft stores or online)