Beerrings

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Introduction: Beerrings

About: A Northern Ireland based maker with a propensity to cause trouble and freshly constructed family.

So aye, beer and earrings. There's a connection, actually I think it was whiskey that night, I also tried to steal a christmas tree for some reason... But aye, I woke up with the piercing the beering's in about a year ago... 

So this makes perfect sense. 

Right? 

I will get a woman to wear these! Without getting slapped or some speech about "trashy this" and "hillbilly that" 

*Again with the re-evaluate your life speech... This is the Beer Bangle all over again... 

There's more of this malarkey over on my site - killerjackalope.com

Any way... 

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Step 1: Tools and Materials

Materials: 
 - Beer caps
 - Spare earring (Whoever left this here, my bad...) 

 Tools:
 - Pliers
 - Knife

If your project hasn't got a knife then it needs a hammer. If it has neither you must be knitting. 

Step 2: Cut the Cap

Cut a slit in the rim of the cap where you want the top of the earring to be. 

I just cut it with a knife, tin snips would probably be safer - if you're in to that sort of thing. 

Step 3: Mutilate Earring

So this dangly earring was lying about. 

I undid the hoops that stop it all coming to bits by slipping the tip of a knife in to the hoop and turning it. 

I took of them spangly lookin' beads and bent the hanging bit in to a shape it'd sit in behind the cap in. 

Step 4: Put It in the Slit

Slide the bottom hangy bit in to the slit.

Push it down and get it in the right position. 

Step 5: Close the Slit

With pliers, squash the ridges either side of the slit - this'll close it around the wire tightly, making the earring a thing. 

I suppose you could glue it if your slit was too wide but this is really solid. 

Step 6: Go Drinkin'

Go show off your new ear ornament, go show'em how you drink round here. 

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    12 Discussions

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    DIY-Guy
    DIY-Guy

    7 years ago on Introduction

    They're pretty.
    Looks like the depth of the eco-recycling craze of the 60's has come to new highs.

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    ccarreer
    ccarreer

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Alcoholic swag is what you have there, sir. Well done! Most excellent design.

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Clever! Thanks for sharing your beerrings! Have a splendorous day!
    sunshiine

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    kmac1
    kmac1

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Just straight up liked your instructable. It was fun to read, as well as a nifty idea! Thanks

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    jeanniedrop
    jeanniedrop

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, knitting needles are handy tools too....helped fix a truck with them once...just sayin'

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    bajablue
    bajablue

    7 years ago on Introduction

    KillerJack: You're now... officially... a Rock Star!!!

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    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Ha! Why so...

    They called me that for ages on the music scene, then they switched to "The producer"