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Aleahcim
« on: April 20, 2005 01:11:42 AM »

I went to a few garage sales a few days ago. I bought an Operation game. When I got it home I realized that it didn't work. I decided to keep the pieces to craft with. I decieded to make earrings.

I went to Walmart and I bought dangly earring pieces.
I also bought some jump rings to make them danglier.

I used a small needle to make a hole in the operation pieces.

Then I used a bigger needle to make it big enough for the jump rings. It was easier to start with a small needle and then use a big one, than to start with the big one. It also worked better to make the holes closer to the sides on the thicker pieces. I had a hard time getting the jump ring in the wrench.

It took some trouble for me to get the jump rings to open. Maybe it was the kind I bought. I don't know. I used a needle to open them, and kept it in there, so it kept it open to connect the too jump rings together, and to connect them to the Operation pieces.


After I had 4 jump ring connected to eachother and to the operation piece.
Then I connected the jump ring to the earring piece, and I was done. Easy, and cute.
Here are some of them finished.




I hope you like them. They were really easy to make, with the exception of getting the jump rings to seperate and cooperate. Once I got the hang of that, it went well. The operation game cost me fifty cents. At Walmart the jump ring and the earring pieces cost me only $4. It was a cheap craft too.

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005 07:26:29 AM »

they look pretty cool.  To open a jump ring, the best way to do it is to use 2 pairs of pliers, grab on either side of the opening, and pull apart sideways, as not to deform the ring.  If that makes sense, I hope it helps.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2005 01:45:18 AM »

Yea, that makes sense. I tried it today. It worked, but sometimes they would just fly off and go crazy. that was amusing, but succesful. Thanks for the tip.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2005 03:40:54 AM »

Glad I could help, I used to have the same problem.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2005 05:18:52 PM »

Aw thats such a cool idea!  Cheesy Thanks for the tute too.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2005 08:38:21 PM »

those are really cute. i especially like the broken heart one. <3
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2005 08:23:24 AM »

I think this is a really cute idea  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2005 12:09:54 AM »

Thanks for the feedback.
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