Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Soda Can Jewelry








Welcome to Day 3 of Trash Chic Week!


This this the one that started it all! There were a few drink cans lying around and I had of course seen Amy from Stow & Tell U do a fab upcycle project with them here, and I thought hmmm what can I come up with? Of course it was jewelry! Want your own trash chic bling?

Supplies:
  • Empty drink cans
  • Die Cutter
  • Embossing plates
  • Die
  • Jewelry Finding
  • Metal hole punch


1. Cut and wash your empty cans.



2. Put them in the embossing plates and roll them through the die cutter, then place the die in and roll it through a second time. 
This is the Big Shot one of my favorite purchases ever, this thing cuts just about anything, if you quilt you can do a quilt top in about 40 minutes.



3. Add your findings then bling it up baby!

I used nail polish on these ones

Spray paint on these ones

Obviously these are just left plain but I think they're my favorite




DIY Delight or Disaster? The yellow ones aren't that crash hot but the nail polish and plain ones....Delight. So race to your bin and grab them out. Also I did make a small mistake with them, anyone spot it?

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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45 comments:

  1. The Bigshot does look amazing and you totally cannot tell those were ever cans!!!

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  2. Ok, you seriously blew me away with this one- I adore the non-painted design.

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  3. These are fabulous Mel! I love that you used cans!! Considering I'm a girl who loves colour I'm surprised that I love the silver ones the best, but I do wear a lot of silver jewellery, and I love the paisley pattern. I've looked and looked and I can't see a mistake. They're awesome!

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  4. Mel, you creative lady you, these are fantastic!! They look like expensive jewelry rather than pop cans :) LOVE it!

    Hugs!

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  5. You are the queen of re-purposing! I love this idea and the pieces are so pretty.

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  6. Can't see a mistake. Totally cute! I love this project.

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  7. Love these! I don't have all the stuff to do them but I still can admire them. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. NO WAY! Those are beautiful. I never would have guessed they were made out of a soda can. Brilliant.

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  9. Oh, Mel, Mel, Mel... I absolutely love them!!! Just too cool. Thank you for the link back, so glad you were inspired but these are simply awesome!! - Pinning ~ Amy

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  10. Awesome, I'm pinning these!
    Bliss

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  11. These are awesome Mel!! You have made me want to run out and buy a big shot lol

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    1. That's so cool you would love it, Here in Australia the cheapest place is Lincraft.

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  12. This is such a great idea! I love that you are re-using soda cans and turning it into jewelry! I'd be honored if you would link this up to our new All Things Thursday Blog Hop. Here's the link...hope to see you there. http://posedperfection.blogspot.com/2013/07/all-things-thursday-blog-hop.html
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  13. I've never seen one of those cutters but I'm sure I need one! Absolutely love the embossing.

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  14. I'm relinquishing my repurposing crown to you Mel! These are so cool! If you made a mistake on one, I sure can't tell. That is one awesome machine!

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  15. Fabulously delightful! I just pinned 'em :)

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  16. I'd wear your trash! These are super cute. Pinning :)

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  17. Too cute Mel!!! I have never even seen one of these machines. I am so out of touch with all the crafty gadgets.

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  18. Awesome Mel! Especially love the silver one, but they are all fab! My mum has a big shot, wonder if she will let me 'borrow' it :)
    Can't spot any mistake.

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  19. I want one of those cutter thingys!!!!Love this project hun!!!!

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  20. Amazing work! I Love the silver one :)
    Hope you have a good weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  21. What a cool way to repurpose cans!

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  22. I love how unique this idea is! Who would have thought you could make necklaces out of cans! I love that silver necklace! Thank you for linking up at The Weekly Creative! I've pinned this!

    Melanie
    Reasons To Skip The Housework

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  23. You make so many cool things, Mel...this ROCKS!! Oh my gosh....so awesome!!! Pinning and sharing!!!

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  24. These are great! Can they be used as a self-defense weapon if need be? Can I shave my legs with them in a pinch? If lost in the woods, can I skin a deer with this jewelry and thereby make both a coat and a good dinner? Can I behead a ninja assassin if I throw them like a frisbee? In other (and more boring) words: Do they have sharp edges?

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    1. Mine seem okay, I'm not worried about them cutting me,I don't think they're that sharp, however if you were doing very sharp points or concerned you could tape or fold the edges before embossing them. But I kinda like where you're going with the ninja them, they're maybe a market for that!

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  25. Neat idea! - great thought to use the nail polish for colour too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  26. Simply amazing! Who knew something that beautiful could come from a soda can? I sure didn't. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. This is amazing!! I've got to get a machine like that.

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  28. Oh wow! This jewelry is awesomely cute! And I like your blog header! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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  29. Wow, they are so pretty! I didn't know the big shot could imprint on metal. I have a Cuttlebug and I bet I could use it, but I had no idea. Thanks for the idea. Love your new blog design.
    Thanks for linking up.
    KC

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  30. I LOVE this jewelry! Awesome job!

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  31. Absolutely LOVE!!! So pretty and unique!
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner, you were featured this week!
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2013/07/artsy-corner-link-party-2.html

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  32. Can't wait to buy a Big Shot and start!!! OCD in me sees the mistake....yellow earring? No big because THEY ARE BEAUTIFULLLLL!

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    1. Thanks Vicki, The big shot is one of my favorite purchases ever, it has so many uses, you'll love it! Mel xo

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  33. Where did you get the paisley embossing plate? It looks amazing.

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    1. I got it from amazon about 2 years ago it came as a set with about 6 different plates. It is really pretty :)

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  34. I really love the plain ones! I wish I had a Bigshot right now!!! It really doesn't look like upcycled material! Awesome!

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty

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  35. Uh, wow! I would NEVER have thought to do this! Those are just too cool! I love the non-painted ones, but the others fit the personalities of people I know so the options are truly endless. You, Melly, are a flippin' genius!

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  36. How cool is this?! I never would have guessed it came from soda cans!! Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends - I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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  37. Very cool idea! Well I did happen to notice something but wasn't going to say anything until you actually said there was a mistake. The yellow earring on the right and the little silver piece on the left have the patterns mixed up. The earring piece actually should have gone with the necklace and the necklace piece belongs to the earring pattern. Why I notice stuff like that I have no clue. And yet if someone came up and robbed me point blank, could I come up with a description of the mugger? Probably not! Great project that I'm going to have to try!

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