This Instructable will guide you through the process, of creating some simple fashionable earrings from Recycled Water Bottles.

This I'ble will show you one example that you may wish to recreate. The possibilities are endless and many neat effects may be achieved.

Step 1: What You Will Need

You will need for this project-

~ Water bottle.
~ 2 earring hooks.
~ Some small gauge wire.
~ 1200 grit Wet / Dry sand paper.
~ Assorted beads / stones.
~ Needle nose pliers.
~ Matches or a lighter.
I already have jump rings so I'm going to use a heated needle instead.<br /> <br />
Looking at the falling round shapes, reminded me of "beaded doorway curtains". The curtains can be strung with thin ribbon, fishing line, or other jewelry findings. Bottles parts can be cut into other rounded-edged shapes, such as stars, moons, hearts, and etc. Add other beads, buttons or whatever you instructable heart desires!! Other possibilities are cascading chandeliers w/ led light, decorate the bottom edge of a lampshade, and window decorations/chimes. My goodness...I may run out of bottles!! Thanks for the creative boost!
Instead of adding the things to go in your ears, you could put a treble hook at one end and a swivel at other. Paint it up with suitable colours and you have a fishing lure - a wobbler or spinner depending on the shape cut out
Nice idea!! You know you could probably knock up and I'ble about that.
Nice! I bet you could get some neat textures and color effects by heat-shrinking the bits of plastic, too.
Yes indeed! That's the beauty of the medium. It can take so many different forms. Since this I'ble is complete and the earrings are made from glass and metal, perhaps I should try blasting them as is and see what type of effect is produced. Thanks for the idea!

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