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« on: January 03, 2006 04:40:29 PM »

I know this isn't really jewelry, so I hope it's in the right section, considering it is a jewelry "accessory", if you will. Also, I'm not quite sure what to call this thing, hence the odd title.

I've been making a lot of earrings lately, and they'd started to overflow my little bowl in the bathroom and take over the entire counter, and I had a little extra wall space, so I decided to make a contraption to solve this problem.

I went to the hardware store and got a big piece of wire screen. My dad kindly made me a scrap wood frame for it. But it was really ugly with the screen all stapled down on the edges, so I thought I'd pretty it up a bit. Grin

I've been saving popcans for reasons unknown even to me, and so I cut them up and put them all around the frame to make it purty and shiny and cover up the staples and the edge of the screen. It's really big, and I don't have enough earrings to cover it, so I might get some S hooks so I can hang necklaces on it too.


Finished action shot


Ugly starting frame... (thanks Dad!)


Pop can pieces


Finished!! Shiny!

I hope you like! Comments/criticism welcome! Kudos to the person who can guess the most kind of cans I used!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006 06:03:33 PM »

I love it! I made something similar with a fire place screen. Good job! d Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006 06:20:23 PM »

that's a really cool idea! very pop-art ish.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006 08:30:27 PM »

I really like this earring holder! Over the past few years, I have possessed a great number of earrings. This would come in VERY handy! I have thought about making something like this before, but now you have inspired me to make one once I have some free time from school.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2006 12:54:48 PM »

very cool indeed.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2006 11:43:14 AM »

I hope you like! Comments/criticism welcome! Kudos to the person who can guess the most kind of cans I used!!

37?
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2006 06:11:05 PM »

I hope you like! Comments/criticism welcome! Kudos to the person who can guess the most kind of cans I used!!

37?
I think she meant the kind of can that she used the most, not the number.. but I could be wrong.

AWSOME AWSOME AWSOME earring frame.. thing. lol. not really sure what to call it either. ITS GREAT THOUGH! very shiny.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2006 07:01:30 PM »

i love your lego earrings. i instantly fell in love with them. might have to make me some of those...
and your button earrings too. very cute.

nice frame too. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2006 04:45:14 PM »

that is soooo cool
what did you use to attach the cans to the frame? just glue??
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2006 11:09:24 PM »

Thank you for all the comments, everyone! You're all awesome! Grin

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what did you use to attach the cans to the frame? just glue??

I used lots of little nails (brads, I think?) to attach the pop can pieces. On the front, I used a brad on one corner of the pop can piece, then wrapped it around the edge of the frame, and nailed it to the back. Then with the next strip, I overlapped it to cover the brad in the corner of the first one.

I used a tiny bit of glue to tack down some of the corners that didn't want to lie flat. I would also recommend using a pair of needle-nosed pliers to hold the brads while you hammer them in, otherwise you will kill your fingers. Ouch!  Shocked
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