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The Alumina Collection

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Hannah Burt
The Alumina Collection

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Jewellery & Accessories

Waste Materials

Drinks Cans

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One of many jewellery items from The Alumina Collection made from Sprite, Carlsberg and Diet Coke drinks cans. Quick and easy to make.

Materials & Equipment List

Drinks cans (for this, sprite or Calsberg and diet coke cans)ScissorsPlyersMetal linksCard making stamp punches

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

I bought this circular card stamper from hobbycraft and this is what you need to get the basic circle shape for this.
Start off by punching a circle out of a can that has been cut out. Im using a Calsberg can, and I made sure that I got a nice gradient of colour in the circle that I want to punch
Here, you can see that the circle has been punched, and I've also got a nice gradient colour from the can. Repeat this step again to get the second circle for the second earring
I also bought a flower shape cutter. These punch through thin metal really easily, and there are loads of shapes to choose from. Punch out a silver flower using the card puncher
You should have 2 circles and 2 flowers to make 2 earrings
Using a pin or a needle, line up a flower and a circle and pierce the both pieces of metal. I made sure I pierced through both by putting it onto a soft piece of scrap wood. do this for each earring.
I then use metal links to attach the metal shapes to the earring studs. Seperate the links by using a pair of plyers.
Loop the opened linked through the holes created in the shapes.
Then squeeze the links closed using plyers. Do this twice for each earring.
The final product.
By using steps in this guide, you can also create a matching bracelet. This is done by hole punching flower shapes, piercing the shapes and linking them together with 3 links between each flower. Use plyers to open and close links and add a catch on the end to open and close the bracelet.
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Hannah Burt

Rochester

United Kingdom

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