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Making Steampunk Nail Earrings

Category Jewelry
Steampunk jewelry is known for its celebration of vintage technology and often includes gears, cogs, and vintage watch parts in its designs. This is a guide about making steampunk nail earrings.
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December 29, 2015

I've been seeing a lot of steampunk jewelry online lately. It's super cool, but super expensive! I noticed that most of it is made with found objects, easily available. I found a handful of hubby's work supplies laying around and decided I would try and make my own steampunk jewelry. So this is my first project. I'm happy with how they turned out, I love long earrings, and they only cost me a few pennies!:)

Total Time: Under 30 minutes

Supplies:

  • 2 fish hook ear wires
  • 2 head pins
  • 4 jump rings
  • 2 3.5" nails
  • jewelry wire
  • wire cutters
  • beads
  • pliers, needle nose and regular
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Steps:

  1. Add your beads to the head pin.
  2. Taking your needle nose pliers, curl the end of the head pin.
  3. Start wrapping your wire about 1/2" below the head of your nail. Cover your raw end, wrap up to the top. Trim your wire so that you have about 2" left.
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  5. Bring your wire over the top of the head of your nail (this will be a loop to attach your jump ring to) and wrap the remaining wire back down the shaft.
  6. Attach your beaded head pin with a jump ring to the side of the nail.
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  8. Attach your fish hook ear wire with a jump ring to the top of the nail.
  9. All set, sure to be a conversation starter!:)
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January 4, 20160 found this helpful

Super cute. Now I have a reason not to be so mad my husband leaves nails everywhere! ;) Thanks for posting this.

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