Monday, August 1, 2011

Comb One, Comb All.

Dude.  What do you think of these earrings?


Kinda cute, right?








Dude.  They're totally made from plastic hair combs.


Just use a large wire cutter, snip your comb into little daggers and begin creating.  Earrings are just the beginning!  These little things make great cha-cha dangles, too.





Intrigued?  Wanna demolish some hair combs?  Here's a simple earring tutorial to get you started.


Take a hair comb dagger and a small piece of craft wire, and do this:


Add a bead (or two or three).  Fold the wire over and snip away the extra, leaving approx. half an inch:


This next step is really blurry, sorry!  When you do it, it will be in much better focus.  Turn a loop at the top, like so:


Add an earring finding...


That's it!  Yippee!


Thanks for combing by...





Comb back next time for another upcycled jewelry tutorial.











And possibly more terrible puns.

24 comments:

  1. Dear Mich, my box to recycle center have been rather empty since I started to follow your blog and my box of pending to be re-create is definitely growing! Love - PC

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  2. Waooo..This is extraordinary cool..I love it..how smartly you have arranged these sword type pieces with necklace & earrings, super genius Michelle..
    Thanks for sharing this cute effort..

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  3. cute...I regret throwing away all those plastic combs now :( I guess theres a use for everything

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  4. la pulsera me encanta, y los aretes marrones están fenomenales!!!

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  5. You are just so crafty wish I could think of things like that to make something out of!!!

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  6. GETOUTTAHERE! Combs? Serious? i never would have thought in a million years! And they look so great...almost art deco. maybe a little later...but there is something nice and retro for sure. love it!!!

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  7. Another brilliant creation. When it combs right down to it, you're the bestest repurposer around!!

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  8. This is one of your finest designs yet!

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  9. Loving it! Who knew? Only You!

    I wore my lovely earrings to church on Sunday! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. These are gorgeous. There has to be a few of these in the cheap junk jewelry counter at the local thrift shop. I'll have to go rummage around and recreate some of these.

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  11. Sweetness!! Light and fun - you had fun punning, didn't you!!

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  12. Dude, I might still have some combs. *crosses fingers* First time visiting this blog. Nice job!

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  13. How clever ! The pieces of comb in your first photo reminds me of tortoise shell, creating a very rich accent to your jewelry. Thank you for sharing this with us all.

    ps ... saw the link to this post on TheBeadingGem I'm now following your blog. :)

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  14. LOVE them! They look especially gorgeous in the necklace! Very tribal!

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

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  15. I wore my beautiful and colourful earrings to church on this Sunday. Your collection is wonderful and best for party wear.

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  16. You're crazy, and I love you, your jewelry and your puns. Don't ever change Dude!

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  17. This is amazing and SO beautiful! What a creative way to recycle and upcycle. I just LOVE it!

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  18. brilliant as always, and with your finger on the pulse, as tribal jewelry is all the rage. I'd actually like to see this idea used as fringe for a lampshade! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, was missing you!

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  19. Thanks for linking this up to my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Get ready to show me some more wickedly awesome stuff!

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  20. Wow! Amazing repurpose - they look great!!

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  21. Useful information like this one must be kept and maintained so I will put this one on my bookmark list! Thanks for this wonderful post and hoping to post more of this!

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  22. The pieces of comb in your first photo reminds me of tortoise shell, creating a very rich accent to your jewelry. Thank you for sharing this with us all.

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