Introduction: How to Make Pill Earrings

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You have some old pills left over from a surgery or some that are just really old, but are still colorful and interesting, or you want to make something for your girlfriend/wife/SO can remember their surgery and how bad the pain was afterwards?

Make them some earrings made from the left-over pills!

What you do is carefully pry the two halves apart and empty out the powder thats inside of them.

Then make a hole at the top of one and thread it into a head pin. I use a hot needle... if you drill the hole, the pill casing will crack, not what you want.

I weighed mine down with some small beads, you should as well I think, otherwise they are just too light and dont hang right.

Then glue the two halves together.

Here is the magic/key ingredient. Polyurethane Varnish. Coat the pills in the varnish so that the pills dont dissolve on your neck.

Wear them!

Thats about it. Sorry I dont have any pics of the making process, but here are some finished ones. I will get a full instructable up soon I hope, one that shows all the steps.


mrsmerwin (author)2017-01-30

I would love to make some of the capsule ones. I have not seen many capsules lately--only tablets or caplets.

An Villain (author)2010-05-25


paronomasiac (author)2010-01-14

Very interesting. You have some pill earrings that are not capsules. I do note that they are not prescription pills, so I take it they are not hollowed out as that would not be easy. Are they also drilled through or are they wire wrapped?

Kaiven (author)2008-08-22

uh oh, that girl is checking me out! better pull out my viagra nose ring! LOL HAHAH! that is hilarious, but the other ones look totally awesome.

nobodysfool (author)2008-06-04

Viagra and birth control, you are simply a genius!.

masterochicken (author)2008-05-17

I think this can go here

HeWantsRevenge (author)2008-05-04

fun idea...lets medicate hehe

Valche (author)2008-05-04

Haha! This is so cool. Very creative, huge thumbs up and a big +1.

awoodcarver (author)2008-05-04

Very Cool ! Uhhh Why yes officer I do have a RX for my earring

incorrigible packrat (author)2008-05-03

The Vitamin E earring looks uber funky. The Prozac earring is a far better option than actually taking the Prozac, for most people. Unfortunately, it still provides pocket-lining for the ravenous drug-pushers over at Eli Lilly. (can anyone sense a slight lingering resentment?) I wonder if one can get blank gelcaps in certain characteristic colour schemes and shapes. These could be lettered with one's own mischievous slogans. I wonder if one can get laser printer water-transfer decal paper (kinda like the ones you put on plastic models all crookedly, 'cuz of the model cement vapours - only custom made)

Lithium Rain (author)2008-05-03

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Kiteman (author)2008-05-03

These are great (I'm glad you varnished them!)

The Viagra plus birth control is hysterical.

foobear (author)2008-05-03

cool idea

chtinico (author)2008-05-03

I like the red and white akira one

shooby (author)2008-05-02

Cool look, I wouldn't wear these in the rain though, you'll be involuntarily medicated. Also wouldn't wear them around kids, liable to be eaten if found on the floor. basically, these are only safe for nightclubs.

laminterious (author)shooby2008-05-02

When you varnish them, the rain wont melt them. Which is why you varnish them, otherwise they will melt against your skin. Also, if you empty them as I suggest, you wont medicate yourself, it will only be the colored capsule.

Cousin eddie (author)2008-05-02

wouldnt use pain pills like vicodin etc. etc...... otherwise some ball-busting overzealous cop could possibly arrest you. Cool idea though!

Hence why you empty them out completely... use a q-tip to make sure all the powder and whatnot is gone.

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-05-02

Hehe, to have a wild night just eat an earring and eat another one the morning after. Brilliant!

antagonizer (author)2008-05-02

Great way to keep your meds on you when you forget your pill bottle. Not only that, it looks cool as hell.

Sunbanks (author)2008-05-02

Those look really cool!

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