Recycled Pop Can Heart Earrings

by Johnnie Collier

#DIY #Upcycled Recycled aluminum can heart earrings by @savedbyloves

Need some earrings to show your Valentine’s Day spirit?  Give these recycled Coke can heart earrings a try.  They are super cheap to create, and your friends will be amazed that they came from a can.  You can used a paper punch or a die cut machine for the heart shape.  The embossing can be done with a die cut machine or embossing folder and rolling pin, like I showed you in my recycled can heart bezel pendant tutorial.

#DIY #Upcycled Recycled aluminum can heart earrings by @savedbyloves

SUPPLIES

Aluminum can

4 4mm jump rings

Earring wires

Metal hole punch

Texture embossing folder

ICE resin

Vintaj relief block

Red acrylic paint and sponge brush

Metal primer

2 pairs of flat nose jewelry pliers

TUTORIAL

Cut aluminum can and primer

See recycled can heart bezel pendant for more details on preparing the can.

Emboss and cut heart shapes

I showed you in the heart bezel pendant tutorial  (linked above) how you can emboss without an embossing machine.  Emboss first, then cut shape (aren’t you proud, Amy?)!

vintaj reliefing block

apply ICE jeweler's grade resin

To dome the resin, pour in middle and pull out to edges with toothpick or needle tool.  Don’t pour too much.  You can always add more resin if needed.  Having resin run over the edges of your piece is no fun.  Seriously.

doming resin instructions

When resin is dry, paint the other side of the earring and hole punch for jump ring placement.

metal hole punch tutorial

punch holes for jump ring placement

Use pliers to open jump ring and attach it to another jump ring and an ear wire.  Close, then open end ring an attach to heart.

inserting jump rings into earring holes

That’s it!

Make upcycled aluminum can jewelry @savedbyloves

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laura / The Shed / Pet Scribbles / Socks for Sandy January 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S. :))

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2 Amy* January 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I am very proud indeed! Always emboss first…you go girl! Now I just need to give the paper punch through metal trick a try. I had a rough go with metal tape and a punch…learned the hard way that this was a bad idea (Doh!). Will stick to non-”Sticky” metals from her on out! Lovely earrings…pun intended :)

Amy*

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3 Paula January 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

what a neat idea, lovely!!!

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4 Tahira February 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Very pretty!!

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