Just what you've always wanted - lightsabers for your ears!  These easy little earrings are made from jewelry findings, beads and a piece of aluminum (aka, the side of a soda can!).  You can easily customize the look by changing the color of the beads used for the blade and button, or add different jewelery findings to the hilt to make any kind of lightsaber you want.  I went with a Darth Vader inspired look mostly because I had the perfect beads on hand for the blade - but a Luke Skywalker inspired set will probably be joining them soon once I find just the right beads ;)

Happy crafting and may the Force be with you!

(And a big thank you to my mom who modeled them for me <3 )

You will need:

-an aluminum soda can
-tacky glue
-needle nose jewelry pliers
-wire cutters
-6 mm jump rings (I used silver colored ones)
-6 mm split rings (I used brass/gold colored ones)
-black embroidery floss
-seed beads for lightsaber button (I used red)
-beads of your choice for the lightsaber blade
-earring hooks
-2" long open eye pins
-2" long head pins

Step 1: Making the Hilt

1. From the aluminum can, cut a rectangle that's 1 inch by 1 1/2 inches.  Make sure to make it as square and even as possible, with no jagged edges!  I like to cut out a larger piece from the can then measure out the size I need, this makes it easier to cut neatly (instead of trying to just cut it right off the can).  Remember that the metal can be sharp so be careful!

2. Using the needle nose pliers to get you started, roll the metal into a tube with the pattern on the inside, as tightly as you can.  The metal will stay bent and in shape once rolled.

3. Repeat with second piece.
<p>I made these just recently, and the only thing I did differently with mine was I used some hemp cord I had on hand, and I didn't have the brass colored jump rings. But I'm really happy with how these turned out!!!</p>
<p>Here's my more recent take on these.</p>
<p>Great Instructable! I made these with my 10 yo daughter and son. We even made a standalone version for their 5 yo brother. I used a modified designed where I just used the headpin and bent over the end to make a loop that I hookded to the findings.</p><p>Next I'm going to try and make a pair of Sonic Screwdriver earrings.</p>
<p>I made a pair for my sister's birthday and since she is a Star Wars fan she really, really loved it. Thank you so much :)</p>
<p>This was very well done, I did make these, however I used paper (and rolled it up) instead of aluminum. The came out just as good, but they looked alittle short, I could've done the paper tubes a bit longer</p>
Awesome Idea! Well Done :)
Thanks so much for your awesome instructable! ^_^
Oh wow, those look great, thanks so much for sharing ^.^ I love the Darth Maul ones! ;)
That's amazing - I may have to get my ears pierced!
Those are adorable - this is such a great idea. :D

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