Steampunk earrings made from watch gears make a fun addition to any steampunk outfit, or a nice subtle pair of earrings for everyday wear.

These are pretty inexpensive to make, and you can put them together in about half an hour if you've made jewelry before. But be warned, it's kind of a loosey goosey process, so you might need to try a few different configurations until you're happy--the final product for this Instructable were my third try!

Step 1: Supplies

Here's what you'll need:

Watch gears (try Ebay--I got a little tin of about 50 gears for $12)
Earring hardware: ear wires, posts, jump rings
Tools: assorted jewelry pliers, wire clips
Fabulous off to take to bits my old broken watches, glad xxx now I kept them
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I have made a handmade collection of unique watch part earrings. My site is called www.DecoGear.com or visit DecoGear at facebook.
i love watch parts. (: but they are so small that it is difficult to work with them and also to find projects that show them off because of how small their detail is
Woahh!Its really cool! Thank you very much for sharing it! Can you tell me where did you get the earring hardware(except ebay)
The watch parts came from eBay, the earring hardware itself came from a couple of local bead shops... in SF, General Bead is great. No matter where you live it shouldn't be too hard to find a craft or bead shop that sells ear wires and posts.
You can buy a great watch part selection at <a href="http://www.ornamentea.com/Charms.htm#Watchparts" rel="nofollow">Ornamentea.com</a> for just $5
Love this!!
Great idea! I'll definitely be making some! Thanks for sharing!
Very Nice!! Simple and Clever. I like em.
Nice, this gives me an idea of making some steampunk hair decorations for my dreadlocks.
Those are really cool, my wife and I have both started getting into the steampunk style and I am sure she'll get a kick out of those. Thanks for sharing!
Those are GORGEOUS! Thanks for posting!

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