You can make your own earrings out of soda cans with just a few tools and a little bit of time! You'll amaze your friends and get compliments from strangers. No one will believe these cuties started as soda cans! You can make them as fancy or not fancy as you like.. add color, texture, shapes, or leave the design of the can on display to show through.
Please take a moment to vote for this tutorial while you're here! These are super cute made with paper punches... imagine how great they could be made with an Epilog laser cutter!!
Step 1: What You'll Need
You will need:
ï¼ A drink can
ï¼ A paper punch- Any shape you like will work. If your shape is solid, without any holes in the interior design, you will also need a small hole punch. (For the butterfly earrings, I used the EK Success Butterfly Layering Punch. For the 'Please Recycle' Earrings, I used a 1” and ½” circle)
ï¼ A sharp pair of scissors
ï¼ A small pair of pliers
ï¼ A few beads… I prefer teardrop shape, which I find easier to wrap with wire, but use whatever you fancy.
ï¼ Jewelry wire. It just has to be thin enough to fit through your beads. I used 24 gauge wire in this demonstration.
ï¼ Earring hook findings
Optional tools for extra fanciness:
ï¼ An embossing machine and embossing folder
ï¼ Alcohol inks
ï¼ Felt stamper