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Personalised earrings
This is adapted from another tutorial I found which I couldn't make work, so I've made it easier.

I made these as Phantom of the Opera earrings but you can use whatever image you like. They make great sized, light earrings, perfect for presents

Posted by Knittin' Kitten from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom • Published See Knittin' Kitten's 31 projects »
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  • How to make a bottle cap earring. Picture Bottlecap Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, bend down the edges of the bottlecaps with a pair of strong pliers. You may be able to do without this step, but it helped me a lot!

  • How to make a bottle cap earring. Picture Bottlecap Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove the plastic bits inside the bottlecaps. This can be easy or hard, depending on the type of bottlecap. I had two lots of them, one type which wouldn't come out no matter what, and another type which came out easily if pulled out with a craft knife or thin knife.

  • How to make a bottle cap earring. Picture Bottlecap Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Flatten the bottlecaps! It's easiest to do this if you put it between two blocks of wood and hit them with a hammer. You can flip the bottlecaps over and move the wood around until they're as flat as you want them

  • How to make a bottle cap earring. Picture Bottlecap Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Drill the holes! I can't tell you what kind of drill I used as I don't have a clue, but you'll know if it's small enough to go through but big enough to fit a jump ring through. You'll need to hold the bottlecap in the pliers again, over a block of wood and drill straight down through the rim

    (I don't have a picture of me doing it with the bottlecaps, so just imagine that simcard is a bottlecap haha)

  • How to make a bottle cap earring. Picture Bottlecap Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    I found that the inside of a bottlecap is exactly 1", so you can either resize a picture on your computer using Photoshop, or look through magazines for an image the right size.

    Cut it out using a craft knife or a pair of scissors

  • How to make a bottle cap earring. Picture Bottlecap Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a strong glue to glue it onto the inside of the bottlecap, then go over it with a gloss varnish to keep it hard

  • How to make a bottle cap earring. Picture Bottlecap Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Almost done! Now what you need to do on each earring is slip a 6mm jump ring through the hole and do it up again. Then open a 5mm jump ring to put through the 6mm one, and put an earring hook on that too.

    Close the jump ring and you're done!

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Angzii Attackz
Angzii Attackz · 1 project
This is very cleaver! Thankyou... I've been looking everywhere for little frame pendents to use when making my pendents but couldn't find any.... so thankyou muchly for sharing! <3
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Kayleigh B.
Kayleigh B. · 2 projects
I love phantom of the opera and now i suddenly love bottlecaps love these!!!!!
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Magda E.
Magda E. · Cairo, Cairo Governorate, EG
It,s good and easy thank,s
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dommie
dommie · Częstochowa, Silesian Voivodeship, PL · 5 projects
they're amazing Happy.
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Tessel D.
Tessel D. · The Hague, South Holland, NL · 1 project
They're so nice! I tried it but when I bent the edges it looked weird. :S I'll probably try again later Happy
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Dee S.
Dee S. · London, GB · 41 projects
I painted mine following a tutorial I found on You tube but they looked so hideous, I have put them away until I can think of what do with them. I was planning to make a necklace incorporated with seed beads, if I do change my my mind I may post here.
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janine g.
janine g. · North Lauderdale, Florida, US · 5 projects
wow those are kewl and your tutorial was great I got a bunch of bottle caps I can't wait to get started
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Loco- Lita
Loco- Lita
i always make these kind of earings.... and another thing you can do is paint the bottle caps and then modge podge the pics on Happy
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Liz Usui
Liz Usui · Buenos Aires, AR · 9 projects
Is very easy and is great!!

I love it!
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AttackCat
AttackCat · Boca Raton, Florida, US · 35 projects
this is great!! there are so many kinds of bottle caps too. Me and my boy friend are making a bunch using 3 different colors of caps and having our own picture poker chips.

I am having a really hard time keeping them round though... any tips?
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