Introduction: Safety Pin Earrings

ive always liked the way safety pin earrings looked, but they always seemed to be expensive and poor quality. i figured it would be simple enough to try and make my own, so i did and it was a success. :D

Step 1: Materials

you will need

-two large safety pins
-a lighter
-a pair of wire cutters (you can use nail clippers too, but they dont work nearly as well)
-rubbing alcohol or other disinfectant (not shown)

Step 2: Cutting the Pin

obviously you dont want to stick a sharp object through your ear, so we need to cut the end off. your going to take your wire cutters and only trim the very tip of the safety pin. while trimming, you should have the safety pin and cutters down inside of a trash can in case the tip flies off. make sure not to cut too much off or the safety pin wont hook back into itself.

Step 3: Fire Polish

once you've cut the tip off of both of your safety pins, then you need to make sure the tips arent rough. so what you'll do is carefully take the lighter to the end of your safety pin and burn the tips of them. after they have been in the flame for about 10 seconds, check them to see if there are any sharp parts still left. if there are, continue burning them until they are gone.

Step 4: Disinfect

after you are done fire polishing your safety pins, you should soak them in rubbing alcohol or some type of disinfectant. once you have disinfected them, you can put them in (i tend to put them in through the back and push them out through the front because i like the way it looks better, but you can wear them however you want.) and then you're done! :D