♥BEER CAPS EARRINGS♥

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I made these earrings with Lagunitas beer caps.

They are really easy to make.

Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

YOU NEED:

  • 2 earrings hoops;
  • 2 jump rings;
  • 2 beads;
  • 2 pieces of copper wire (I take it from a electric cable);
  • 2 beer caps (I found the Lagunitas IPA beer caps to work the better and the beer been really good! I tried other kind but the rubber behind didn't come off so easy or the color wasn't so nice);
  • little hammer;
  • round pliers;
  • sanding paper (not in photo);
  • nail or sharp file (not in photo);
  • flat pliers.

Step 2: OPEN CAP

Open the cap gently with the flat pliers.

Step 3: REMOVE RUBBER

Remove the rubber on the back of the caps.

Step 4: SHAPE CAPS

Give to the caps a nice concave pattern with the hammer.

If you have a round hammer is better.

Step 5: SAND

Sand the caps with fine sanding paper, to remove all the color and rubber.

Step 6: MAKE AN HOLE

make a small hole with a nail and hammer or a sharp file.

Sand the hole from the behind with sanding paper.

Step 7: FLATTEN WIRE

Flatten a little section of the copper wire with the hammer.

Step 8: INSERT BEADS

Insert the bead and make an hoop on the other end of the wire with the round pliers.

Step 9: ADD JUMP RINGS

Add the jump rings in the holes and place the beads.

Step 10: ADD THE HOOKS

Add the hooks in the jump rings.

Step 11: DONE!

Done! A nice pair of recycled earrings!

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    youngnos

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Love this. A easier way to get the rubber out for me is to take a jar candle/ coffee mug warmer. Set the caps on flat side down. Give them about 10 seconds to warm up an the rubber usually pulls out easily.

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    summerinhawaii

    4 years ago

    You are so creative! Thanks for sharing

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    bricobart

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Yet another good excuse to boose! Nice project, and you've got the sweetest hammer I've ever seen ;)

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    : ) ….beer!!!

    Yes that hammer look pretty funny, it is actually to put rivets but it is so small that is perfect for those kind of things.

    Thanks for the comment!

    What a cool tribal design Idea :). Thank you so much. I also made something using beer caps last year here