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Wire Earrings

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Maria
Wire Earrings

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Jewellery & Accessories

Waste Materials

Computer Cable

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2,573
Unique jewellery made from cleverly reusing the electric wire found inside everyday TV cable. The size of the drop earrings are approximately 1-2cm long and use a length of wire approximately one meter long. The earrings are easy to make by simply twisting the electrical wire into locks, producing a simple yet beautiful design. The earrings can be made in a variety of different colours, depending on cable type; white, pink, blue, yellow, red, green, orange and brown. The earrings use a silver plated closing.

Materials & Equipment List

Old Electrical Cable (approx 1 meter)Earring DroppersChain Nose PliersWire Cutting PliersRound Nose PliersRulerPencil

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

To make these earrings you will need approximately 1 meter of old electrical wire (TV cable has been used in this example), some earring droppers, chain nose, wire cutting and round nose pliers, a ruler and a pencil.
Carefully cut through the surface of the cables, making sure that you don't cut the wires inside. Usually there are a variety of smaller, coloured wires inside the cable which allow you to create some interesting jewellery pieces.
Pull the cable out and wrap it around a pencil as shown in the picture. Repeat this process again for the second earring.
Slowly push the cable off of the pencil, being careful to retain the 'locks' that you have made with the pencil. Start now wrapping the cable into a ball using your fingers as shown in the picture.
Using the chain nose pliers to hold the wire, insert the wire through the earring droppers. Twist the end into an oval shape as shown in the second picture.
The final simple, yet elegant drop earrings, made from ReUsed household cable.
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