Earrings Made From Floppy Disk Parts!




Introduction: Earrings Made From Floppy Disk Parts!

Cute five-minute earrings made from the metal in the center of floppy disks. Inspired by this instructable by laminterious.

Step 1: Materials!

Materials needed:

2 floppy disks
2 small round jump rings
2 V rings or larger round jump rings
2 fishhook earring wires

dat's it!

Step 2: Extraction!

Ok! Grab one of your floppy disks, remove the metal sliding clip from the outside, and split the whole thing open with your fingers (or use the pliers if you're a bit of a weakling or bite your nails).

Once open, take the metal center out of that black shiny disk that stored all of your sweet old school data. Repeat with the other floppy, then discard the extra parts or save them for another project.

Step 3: Assemby: Attach the V Rings!

Using pliers, open both V-rings and attach one to each floppy disk center through the hole closest to the edge of the piece. Close the rings securely.

Note: In this step, it doesn't matter if you use V-rings or jump rings, so long as the ring is big enough to fit around the space between the edge of the piece and the hole closest to the edge. I used v-rings because I had a few extras around the house, and I like the way they look.

Step 4: Assembly: Round Jump Rings and Earring Wires!

Now, just as with the v-rings, open the two round jump rings and attach one to each v-ring.
Before closing them up, attach the earring wire to each. Close both jump rings securely with pliers.

Note: when attaching the earring wires, make sure that the part that goes into your ear faces the "back" of the earring-- I consider the "front" of the floppy centers the side where the middle convexes out a bit from the edge.

Step 5: Woo! You're Done.

Now you've made yourself (or that special semi-geeky-yet-stylish lady in your life) a pair of super chic and easy earrings. Hey, those look great! Enjoy, and thanks to laminterious for the inspiration.

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    11 years ago on Step 5

    They look really nice and interesting! I'm gonna make some for myself! Thanks!


    i really like these. *i just recently bought myself a pair of earrings simply cuz the wings looked cool and i made a steampunk pin thingy out of it.* so i conveniantly had a pair of earring wires.
    i made a pair similar to these and i plan on giving them to my girlfriend for a weekend gift.
    thanks for the instructable


    14 years ago on Step 4

    Just a minor linguistic note: "concaves out" - that would be "convexes", 'cos "concaves" means "goes in". If it comes out then it convexes.


    Reply 14 years ago on Introduction

    Of couse! How embarrassing. Thanks.