"Potion" Earring




Welcome to my (first) able! in ths tutorial we will make a simple yet good-looking erring. I have a friend who love MMORPG games so i made this x-mass present for her. But please keep in mind that I have the best grammar in the world! <\irony>

ps.: it will roundly cost like ~1$ per piece


Step 1: What Will You Need?

-Small vials.
-Hidrochloric Acid
-Sand paper
-Cutter and blade
-Food coloring
and some containers

Step 2: Lets Get Started! Clear That Vial!

After you chosen the vial you like to use wash it out with water. They you poure some acid (use glove!!!) in a plastic container and put your vial in it. This will remove the text printed on it. If it didnt got off all the text, rub it a little bit with a paper towel. Then rins it in water to remove all the acid.

Step 3: I Think We Need a Plug!

Get redy for some cork-job. OK first of all mark the size on the cork with a marker and cut it to that size. (a bit of advice: use a longer/higher cork). Than sand it, sometimes the cork will rip apart because the direction of sanding was wrong... its depend on the type of cork mostly.. After you got a cylinder you must cut one side a little bit narrower, than sand it again. Thats all.

Step 4: Lets Put the "magick" In!

There is no sutch magick which will materialize the color inside of the vial so we have to do it ourselfes.

Fill up the vial a bit (about 2/3) with alcohol, than drop in some colorant. Plug in the plug (it must be tight) than cut it down to size.

Step 5: Add Some Metal!

Almost there, but we nead to attach the hanger to our Potion, so we use some U shaped wire... and push it in the cork with the hanger inside it.

Step 6: Some Glue...

We are done...almost. I do like to add some glue to it so it wont be pulled appart by gravitational or centripetal force (why not? this is an earring) so we must add some glue. Firs of all put it around the edges, the capillar forces will be used to pull the glue inside a bit. After the edges put some glue on the top (for this step hang the ear ring up on something) and even it a bit so it will cover the whole top including the metal U shaped part. now... let it dry.

Step 7:

So i herd you finished the project! Congratulations, put it in a box and send it to your friend. Please feel free to ask. Have a nice holidays.



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    3 years ago

    Fire mountain gems & beads look them up on the web! they have tiny glass corked bottles & vials even with the hanging wire already in place!


    7 years ago on Step 2


    For those willing to spend just a little bit more, and/or those without access to acid. (quickly looked this up because, while I've had enough lab experience to be cool with acids, the friends I know that might try this project most certainly do NOT, haha)

    Also, colors and shapes and sizes oh my!


    7 years ago on Step 2

    háztartási sósav? nagyonjó :) nem hittem volna, hogy belefutok egy magyar instructable-ba :D nagyon tetszik a füli!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    so where did you get the corks? this is an adorable tutorial btw.. but im wondering where on earth you found some so small!!!!!!!!!!

    also, i was going to find some vials to put "fairy dust" in for little girls, but the perfume bottles are a GREAT idea.

    anyway, CORKS!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    the vials can be frm perfume/colone samples, or u can get empties with real cork corks frm a head shop


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I'm sure there's a reason that I don't know, but why would you use alcohol instead of water for the potions? And where do those vials come from/where can you get some?

    And other than vodka what other sources of alcohol could an underage Instructabarian use?

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I used alcohol because i thought that it will be a long lasting liquid, i think (but not sure about it) that the water will change color after a long time... anyway you can use distilled water or ionizde water instead of alcohol. the only reason i used vodka is because it only contained water and etil-alcohol. but if you really want to use alcohol you can buy some at your local pharmacy, but I do not recommend it because the distilled water or ionized water is cheaper and safer.