Monday, October 7, 2013

Day 8: PVC Pipe Pumpkin Earrings

Day 8

When I mentioned to a friend of mine that I would be including earrings in my PVC pipe craft month, she said to me "umm Rando [thats what people call me], I don't see the appeal for jewelry made from something I use for my plumbing."

Well she was wrong.  First she was wrong because there is no way you would use 1/2 inch pipe for main plumbing.  Second, I think they are pretty swell.  And my opinion is the only opinion that matters ::wink::


So maybe you are wondering how I made them.  Well let me tell you.  I took some 1/2 inch PVC pipe and cut it into approximately 1/2 inch pieces with my miter saw.  And then I spray painted them orange.


After they were dry, I attempted to drill a hole in them to add the post.  This was unsuccessful.  The drill slipped while I was holding it and I drilled into my finger.  My drill and I then became blood brothers forever connected in time.  When I die, I expect to be buried with this drill.

After my bonding moment with my drill, I used my Xacto blade to slowly carve a hole in it.  That was far more easier and less dangerous than the drill.


And then TA-DA!  Magic was made.


I particularly like these earrings, not because they are pumpkins (I mean, who DOESN'T love pumpkins), but because they have the potential for so many other types of designs.  When I talked to my mom about what I was doing and to show her the insanely amazing tool I bought to help me with these earrings (I will be posting a video demo of the tool soon, don't you worry) she gave me 9 million more ideas.  Yes.  9 million*.



*ok, not 9 million, but at least 3 new ideas.  My mom will be here in a week and she is going to help me make a few more different designs so look out for more PVC pipe earring awesomeness.

Day 8, Terminare.

To check out the other days in this series:
Day 1                          Day 6
Day 2                          Day 7
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

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3 comments:

  1. Thank God I didn't throw out my xtra pvc pipe!

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  2. Steph Greenwood (Phx)October 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    I feel a Christmas Ornament and Snowman in your near future

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