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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Upcycled flower jewelry from aluminum cans

Hi everyone,

I have a few creations finished so I thought I would share photos with you.  I have been busy making unique jewelry from pop cans.  I have lots more to finish before my craft show next week, but here is what I've created so far. You can get some of these items in my etsy shop HERE

 





12 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! I'd love to know how you did it...would you share the process you went thru?

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  2. Christy, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your little roses made from the cans!! Oh my, SO pretty and I so wish I could do the same!!! *Hugs*

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  3. What a fantastic way to repurpose those cans!!! Beautiful work!!!! I wish I could do this, maybe you could post a tutorial? Thanks!!!!

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  4. I'm speachless, Christy. I would have never dreamed you made those out of coke cans. They are all gorgeous, and anyone would be proud to
    wear one of those awesome pieces of jewelry. That is including me too. WOW

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  5. WOW THESE ARE AMAZING. YOU'VE TAKEN "SCRAP" TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL. PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW YOU DID THESE.
    SUSAN DE

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  6. Well i wish it was all my idea, but it wasnt. I did consider taking the rose pattern from Penny and cutting the cans, but it wouldnt work for me, so i saw a book online and bought it. It uses paper punches to cut the cans. The hardest part is actually cutting the rim of the can to access the rest to cut it so it is flat.

    the book is called Create colorful aluminum jewelry by Helen Harle.

    heres a link to where i bought it

    http://www.kalmbachstore.com/64049.html

    It shows how to bend the rose petals, similar to how Penny does in her video, except you arent glueing anything.

    I just ordered some ghost punches to do the white and black cans ive been saving. I hope these go well at the craft show next week, cause they are sooo cute.

    You can email me for any other info.

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  7. The soda cans are SO fun to work with!!!!! And easy to cut once you get it flat!!! This jewelry is AMAZING!!!!!!!! Beautiful beautiful job!!!!

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  8. They are beautiful Christi. How do you keep them together since you don't glue them?

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  9. I used brads on the roses an a few other ones.

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  10. wow stunning!This was an idea i had in the back of my head for a while but yours are better lol.I might try the hair clips and some hair sticks.

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  11. Your art is wonderful!
    I have some aluminum cans just sitting in a bag, now I'm gonna make some jewelry!

    Thank you for sharing...

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  12. My husband is a metal worker and I sometimes help him so I have my own set of tools. In both our sets is a pair of Wiss aluminum shears, they come in three colors. Red and green are curved to make cutting to the left and right easier while the yellow ones cut straight. They are like spring loaded scissors for aluminum and will cut through that can like butter. You can get them at just about any hardware store. I like harbor freight, their off brand ones are cheaper than big name stores and will work just as well for the aluminum cans. We only use Wiss because they hold up better on the thicker sheet metal.

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