Introduction: Recycle Old Headphones
I made these earrings using my old headphones. Follow along and create your own or they can be a gift. Nothing beats handmade. Let's Go!
Step 1: Gather Materials
Items needed to make earrings:
- Old Headphones - I used my old Apple EarPods
- 6 Jump Rings
- 2 Earring Hooks
- 2 Eye Pins
- 2 Crimp Beads - I found these at a thrift store, so I used them as crimp beads.
- E6000 glue, you can also use Epoxy
- Jewelry Pliers
- Nail Polish - your choice of color
- 2 Chain Links
- 6 Charms - your choice
Step 2: Cut Headphones
Using scissors or jewelry pliers (cutters), cut headphones from wires. I started with the scissors first, then I used the cutters.
Step 3: Paint Headphones
Using nail polish, paint headphones. Allow to dry thoroughly before moving on to step 4. Nail polish came from dollar store.
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Step 4: Adding Jump Rings and Charms
First - open jump ring, twisting apart, not pulling apart. Add a charm to jump ring, then slide jump ring on rubber tip. Charms came from old chains.
Step 5: Adding Crimp Beads
These crimp beads are quite unusual, however they worked perfectly. I believe their used in sewing materials. I found them in a thrift store.
Slide crimp bead on rubber tip.
Step 6: Adding Eye Pins
Using E6000 glue, place a few drops on eye pin, then push eye pin down through hole. Use jewelry pliers to squeeze crimp beads together, locking in place. Add a tip of glue to the top for extra hold. Let it dry before adding additional jump rings and charms.
Step 7: Adding Chain Links, Earring Hooks, and More Charms
I took an old necklace and chains, removed the charms and links, then used them to make these earrings.
Add jump ring to eye pin, before closing jump ring, place a link on and add earring hook, then close jump ring.
On the links, add charms to jump rings, then place charms on links.
Step 8: Finish
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