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Step 1: What you'll 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
Step 2: Cutting the can
Make sure the can is rinsed clean of any beverage residue.
With your sharp scissors, start cutting the can at the top, just below the curve to the rim.
Remove the top of the can.
Cut down the side of the can.
Cut around the bottom of the can, just above the curve to the base.
You'll end up with one thin sheet of metal and the top and bottom of the can.
Throw the top and bottom into the recycling bin.
Cut the long piece in half to make it easier to work with.
If the metal is wet from rinsing, dry it well.