Being the electrical engineering student I am, there was no way that these were going to be your everyday false jewel ridden earrings. I had to add my own touch. My first idea was to use just some resistors like beads. Honestly the only reason that I didn't do that was because I didn't have enough resistors that were a color more interesting than dark green. So I had to come up with a new idea. I had seen some pictures of small circuit boards made into earrings. I thought that was a great idea so I started digging in my draws for some. All I could find was some broken ipod nanos which had very sharp circuit boards. Having no way to grind them down, this was a no go. Then I saw the click wheels and voila.
I'd really like this instructable to give people ideas for a similar project as much as a step by step for this one.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials.
- Earring backs (I got mine from a $5 pair from target, came with 3 pairs of earring so not too bad of a deal)
- Resistors, preferably an attractive color (ohms of your choice)
- Click wheel, just the plastic part you can peel the circuit right off (I had some old nanos laying around, don't ask, if you don't have any click wheels then you may want to try something else interesting in place of them.
- Small wire cutters
- Small pliers
- Soldering iron and solder (optional)
- Small screwdriver (or something else that could be used to bore a hole)