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Milk Earrings Jewelry Set.

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Nicole Crentsil
Milk Earrings Jewelry Set.

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

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Jewellery & Accessories

Waste Materials

Milk Bottles

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Plastic Milk Bottles have been used to make a number of products. But have any been made to create wearable Jewelry ? This beautifully handmade set of Jewelry has been made entirely out of recycled plastic milk bottles .

Materials & Equipment List

1 Plastic Milk bottle 1 ScalpelA pair of scissors A Ruler A compass A paper clip Earring hooks.

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Collect Materials and equipment. Milk bottle has to be cleaned and washed, cut in half using a pair of scissors in preparation for jewelry making.
Using a flat ruler and a scalpel cut out even strips of the milk bottle. About 1cm wide and the length can vary to add depth and variety to the jewelry pieces. Quality Control: Be careful with this step when cutting with a scalpel. Also to make the strips more effective thin out the width at the bottom as this looks more attractive when curled.
Each strip can vary in shape and length. Every part of the milk bottle must be utilized so little is thrown away.
Using the flat end of a pair of scissors curl the strips by simply wrapping the strip around and holding it in place for a minute. Another method of this could be putting the strips into warm water so they become really soft and malleable. Then curl on a pencil, wait a minute to cool down so that the strips solidify back to their normal temperature and hold into that new shape.
The next step is adding the earring hook onto the new strip of plastic. This is done by piercing a small hole at the stop end of the strip with a compass and passing a paperclip through it.
Demonstration of step 5 to show how the body of the earring is created .
Then very simply attach the earring hook onto the paper clip and securely fasten the both.
The finished product becomes a beautiful wearable earring that is very simple and easy to make.
To add depth and variation you can even attach 2 strips to each hook and intertwine them with each other so the following can be created.
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Nicole Crentsil

Nottingham

United Kingdom

3rd Year Product Design student studying at Nottingham Trent University . Co-oproduct Intern....

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