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December 17, 2020

Aluminum Leaf Earrings - finished set on neutral backgroundThese 2 sets of aluminum leaf earrings are made from scrap aluminum from disposable pie pans and also an aluminum seal from a coffee can.

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Supplies:

  • disposable pie pan
  • aluminum coffee seal
  • leaf templates
  • non-working ball point pen
  • hammer
  • nail
  • utility shears
  • earring wires
  • dowel
  • jump rings
  • small pliers
Aluminum Leaf Earrings - aluminum foil seal from coffee can
 
Aluminum Leaf Earrings - supplies laid out with finished earrings
 

Steps:

  1. Place templates onto aluminum and use non-working pen to outline them, then cut out the leaves with utility shears. Use the dowel to 'iron' out the leaves, if needed.
  2. Aluminum Leaf Earrings - templates on pieces of aluminum
     
    Aluminum Leaf Earrings - aluminum leaves cut out and flattened
     
  3. Use non-working pen to draw veins on the leaves, then use the hammer and nail to make a hole in the top of the leaves.
  4. Aluminum Leaf Earrings - veins added and ready to punch hole (view from back)
     
    Aluminum Leaf Earrings - another view of leaves ready to punch
     
  5. Add 1 of the jump rings to the top of both sets of leaves. Add small first, medium, then large. Next add the other jump ring, and then attach to the earring wires with the pliers.
  6. Aluminum Leaf Earrings - first jump ring added
     
    Aluminum Leaf Earrings - second jump ring added
     
    Aluminum Leaf Earrings - one finished earring
     
    Aluminum Leaf Earrings - finished set of earrings on res background
     
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