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Topic: Vintage Earrings Become Magnets and Push Pins  (Read 492 times)
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« on: March 31, 2013 07:23:06 PM »

Have some funky hand-me-down clip earrings? Are you ever going to wear them again? (NO!) Why not make them into something functional, instead of letting them take up space in your jewelry box?

So heres a super easy tutorial on how to take your out of date clip earrings into this century.

My earring collection, before the re-do:

Step one: snap off the clip backs. Using the backend of a hammer, pry off the backing of the earring. This can be done with your hands, but some of the older jewelry is stubborn and wont snap easily. I did about half with my brute strength (haha) and half with the help of the hammer.

Snapping off the backs:

Step two: gather your thumb tacks. I used gold thumbtacks, mostly because its all I had around the house. It also helped that the majority of the earrings I was using were gold. Heat up your hot glue gun and place a bead of glue on the head of the tack. Be careful here, not only because of the hot glue, but youre putting a hot substance on metal. It can get a little iffy. Place the tack with glue flush against the back of the earring. Hold until you cant feel any movement between the tack and the earring. If it doesnt fit on flush the first time, just wiggle with it (wiggle with it, wiggle with it, yeah). OR-- If you have a magazine you're finished reading, stick the pin into the magazine to let the pin cool.

Gluing the new backing:

Step three: marvel as your work cools before putting it into your pinboard.

You can also swap out the pins for magnets and add some flair to your refrigerator!

Finished project:
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013 10:03:42 AM »

What a nifty idea!  I often see bags of mismatched/clip on earrings at the thrift store Smiley
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