Bike Inner Tube Earrings

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Introduction: Bike Inner Tube Earrings

Got a flat tire ? Make jewelry !

This tuto will show you how to make earrings from old bicycles inner tubes.

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

Things you will need :

  • bike inner tube
  • beads
  • 2 head pins
  • 2 ear wires

Tools :

  • scissors
  • zig zag scissors
  • round-nose pliers
  • flat-nose pliers
  • side-cutter pliers

Step 2: Preparation

Split inner tube and wash off the white powder

Cut the tube with zig zag scissors into the lenght you want your earrings to be

The ones shown above are approx. 20 cm x 0,5 cm

Step 3: Assembly

Make a small hole in the part of the tube and put it through the head pin. Repeat this and make 3 circles or more.

Step 4: Insert Beads

Put the beads on the head pin

Step 5: Close the Head Pin

Make a loop with the round-nose pliers on the top of the head pin, to close the earring.

Cut off the excess metal with side-cutter pliers.

Step 6: Attach the Ear Wire

Use the round-nose pliers to open up the ear wire and attach it to the loop of the head pin

Repeat all the steps for the second earring.

Step 7:

Finally your inner tube earings are complete !

Step 8:

Using bike tubes to make jewelry is a fun way to upcycle. The rubber of a bike tire is an easy and versatile medium to use, so thank you for reading, be creative and have fun !

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    4 Discussions

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    jlorguet
    jlorguet

    4 years ago

    very nice ;)

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    seamster
    seamster

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Very nicely done!

    First instructable too!? Ihope we see more neat projects from you soon. :)

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    0babadjoule0
    0babadjoule0

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you very much !!! It is a real challenge for me to make a tutorial in English. But this is only the beginning, I will show you another projects soon