I made these earrings with Lagunitas beer caps.
They are really easy to make.
Step 1: WHAT 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!