|Before: History Channel Gift Card|
We decided to use one gift card to make post earrings. We used clip-on posts rather than pierced posts for this project (because that is what we had on hand and our pledge is to make stuff for a year for NJAD with things we have or we reclaim), but the process is the same with clip-on or post earrings.
|After:Clip-on Earrings by GeltDesigns.com|
Credit card, gift card or other plastic card Clip-on earring findings
JB Weld or other glue
Wet/dry sandpaper, assorted grits
|Cut the gift card|
|Sand edges of plastic|
Tip: place the wet/dry sandpaper on your work surface and move the disk for an easier time sanding.
|Glue the finding to the disk|
Mark the disk where you plan to glue with a marker, if needed.
Glue the clip-on or other post finding to the disk. Allow the JB Weld or the glue of your choice to cure overnight or according to the glue manufacturer's instructions.
How to Use a Disc Cutter
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"Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects: Creative Projects, Simple Techniques"; Marthe Le Van; 2007.
"Beaded Jewelry with Found Objects: Incorporate Anything from Buttons to Shells"; Carole Rodgers; 2004.
"Junk to Jewelry: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Found Objects in Jewelry You Can Actually Wear"; Brenda Schweder; 2007.
New & Noteworthy
"Jewelry from Found Objects"; Heather Skowood; 2011.
Day 48. Month 3. Jewelry from Found Objects.
Found materials: gift card
New Jewelry a Day.