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Make use of those spare parts!
I love using things with an everyday function in my jewelry.

I also used round nose pliers and a jump ring closer tool to make these. They can be made by hand without tools though.

Posted by Darling Niki from Clearwater, Florida, United States • Published See Darling Niki's 20 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. Hardware Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Here is a picture of startup. You need the supplies listed. Also in picture is the jump ring closing ring and round nose pliers I used on project.

  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. Hardware Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by opening a jumpring and closing around a washer.

  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. Hardware Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Follow the same step for all washers.

  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. Hardware Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Open another jumpring and use it to attach the jumprings between two washers from the previous steps.

  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. Hardware Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add another jumpring to to top of each washer earring and close. Use your last set of jumprings to attach the washer jumprings to your earrings hooks.

  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. Hardware Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Ready to wear! Play around with different size ones or shapes. I've even done this with hardware nuts, switches, etc.

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Cory C.
Cory C.
Awesome earring! Paint them with nail polish. These earrings makes us every mechanics dream girl! lol
Need a washer? C'ere Hon!
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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
I had no idea how popular these earrings would be! lol
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Haley B.
Haley B. · Atlanta, Georgia, US
I actually made some of these out of bigger washers while I was gauging my ears (stretching the ear holes). Like she said, you can use larger hardware and make something really cool. I just looped the jewelers wire through my existing tubes because the french hooks don't fit through tubes. But you can make some rockin' jewelry for your gauged ears. You can paint them and wrap them with extra jewelers wire to make them super funky. This is a great project. Easy and cheap! Thanks!
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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
Ooohh I like your earrings with the nuts in different sizes Happy
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Rachel H.
Rachel H. · Northern, Virginia, US · 2 projects
Oh! I made some just like this before. It was a handmade christmas gift to my friends. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2381/2109135487_7f0d50a4db.jpg
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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
You can definitely paint the washers if you want to. I used a cloth to clean them and it buffed them really shiny. I also have another pair I made with colored jummprings and earring hooks. Happy Thanks for the project comment!!
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Brandi B.
Brandi B. · Illinois, Illinois, US
You could even paint them to give them color, or add glitter. I will be making these very soon!
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
These are great I am sure you will get people asking you were you bought them, very cool! Happy
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Janet
Janet · 2 projects
Thanks
These are incrdible btw
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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
They are actually pretty lightweight. The heavier you go in parts though the more weight will be added. Hope that helps!
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