Superstar This project was by Crafty Superstar #2: TTE Designs

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Time:1h00
Difficulty
Nice 'n' Simple
Crafts
Metalwork
Kitschy tin turned into a fun and quirky accessory

Deconstruct a pretty metal container and use the reclaimed metal to create a pair of kitschy earrings.



Instructions

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Recycled Tin Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a pretty tin, that is in good condition, preferably without rust, discoloration or dents.
    Make sure to wipe it down so it is clean

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Recycled Tin Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using tin snips, very carefully deconstruct the can along the side seam and across the bottom.

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Recycled Tin Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use great care, edges are extremely sharp.

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Recycled Tin Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    With a nylon mallet flatten the metal

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Recycled Tin Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use a disc cutter to cut out circles from the tin. If you don't have access to a cutter, you can use a circle template & a fine point sharpie to trace the shape and the tin snips to cut it out.

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Recycled Tin Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    File the edges of the discs with file and sandpaper to ensure there are no sharp edges. Punch a small hole a the top of two circles to form a pair.

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Recycled Tin Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add ear wires and any beads you'd like for embellishment.

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