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Steampunk from... Ikea?
A pair of earrings I made last summer. Sorry for the lack of photos of the process of making them.

Posted by The Treehugging Catlady from Hafnarfjordur, Iceland • Published See The Treehugging Catlady's 3 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. Steampunk Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    First... acquire your cogs... I got mine from inside a DEKAD alarm clock from Ikea (yeah... I like taking things apart)... but I think any wind up clock/toy would do. You could also buy a bulk of cogs from ebay or even from a hobby store if you're lucky.

  • Step 2

    Gather the rest of you supplies. If you want your earrings in a different color than the oldschool goldish one (black, white and bright pink are some that I would like to try), now is the time to spray paint them.
    Then, lay out your design. I wanted mine to be roughly the same length, so I matched a couple of small cogs with a long clock hand and three bulky cogs with a short clock hand.

  • Step 3

    Time to put things together. I made some rings of wire to join the cogs and clock hand together, but where I couldn't do that, I used a softer wire to sort of "stitch" them together (hiding the end of the wire at the back). Then ad your earring hooks, and voilá, you have a pair of earrings :D

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page b.
page b. · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1 project
you could get cogs from hobby lobby for abot 2.oo for about 8 of tem preety resonable
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page b.
page b. · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1 project
you could get cogs from hobby lobby for abot 2.oo for about 8 of tem preety resonable
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Cee H.
Cee H. · San Diego, California, US · 6 projects
How did you get the pins out from inside the cogs? i've been trying and they won't come out.
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Manda F.
Manda F. · 37 projects
Very cool. ^_^
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Maladignia
Maladignia · Amersfoort, Utrecht, NL · 87 projects
Lovely!
I think a thrift store would perhaps have some old alarm clocks... hmm.... I think I'll try this some time!
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