Wednesday 17 July 2013

Bead Story: Recycle Project

I Always love recycle projects. My mom has now decide not to call anything as waste at home. This will be my 2nd recycle project. The first recycle project I did was the Double recycle- the Red Bull can.

Now for the current project I am going to make of deodorant cans. Oh You must be thinking what I can make out of a deodorant can. Here's what I made with it :)

Here's a picture tutorial on how to make these gorgeous pair of earrings :)

Supplies needed :

  1. Deodorant can-2
  2. Knife (parent supervision if a kid is doing the project)
  3. Sandpaper- 1
  4. A thin needle- 1
  5. Seed beads red and blue
  6. hot glue gun
  7. 20 gauge wire
  8. Round nose and flat pliers 

Method :
  1. Use the knife to cut open the deodorant can.
  2. Remove the inner tubing from the can.
  3. Mark the tubing at 1/2 inch, 3/4th inch and 1 inch ( 2 times on 1 tubing).
  4. 4. Cut the tubing at the marked places to get 6 pieces ( 2 sizes of 3 different lengths).
  5. Sandpaper the ends of the cut tubing.
  6. Using a needle pierce through the center of each of the 6 pieces.
  7. Use the hot glue to close one of the ends of the cut and sandpapered tubing.

 8. Finish all the peices similarly
9. Arrange the red and blue seed beads alternatively
10. Fill the tubing with this alternating seed beads. The beads stay in place as one side is blocked by hot glue.
11. Use the hot glue now to fill the other open end of the tubing, thus sealing the tubing from both ends and beads in between them.
 12. Fill up all the 6 peices in similar fashion
13. Use a 20 gauge wire and round nose pliers to make a loop.
14. Push the red seed bead in and then the 1st 1/2 inch tubing, then push the blue seed bead and the 1st             3/4th tubing in, then push a red seed bead and then the 1st 1 inch tubing in: repeat the steps so that you         end up with 2nd 1/2 inch tubing.
15. End the earring with a red seed bead and make a loop at the end.
 16. Using the 20 gauge wire make the earring loop.
17. You can either leave the earring flat like in the above picture or add dimension by twisting the tubing. Add some feviquick to hold the twist.
18. Repeat the steps 3 to 17 to make the 2nd earring
And there you go you have your very own recycled earring with a twist :)
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. This was the first time I ever made an attempt at writing a proper blogpost and tutorial. All the credit goes to Itsy bitsy for putting up a tough and innovative challenge.

Thankyou and look forward to you trying it out.

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The results were out on 7 aug and this tutorail made to the final :)


  1. This is fabulous recycling.Very exciting idea!!And so beautifully you have explained it.Have pinned it here:Recycling crafts
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  2. Amazing creations thanks for sharing

  3. cool earrings fab idea ..twist made thm look more beautiful..

  4. One word - INGENIOUS! Such a a super clever idea! I am so impressed! So glad you started a blog as well! Great way to enter challenges. Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Sizzix Tutorial Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

    1. Took your words seriously :)
      Thankyou so much for the kind words :)