IBP: Soda Can Jewelry

You will be amazed at how simple and fun it can be to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings and key chains with soda pop cans. Join me and my daughter Emma as we share a bunch of fun ideas on today's episode. 
WATCH my Soda Can Jewelry 
episode on My Craft Channel

Here's the links to the blogs referenced in this episode:
Includes notes and tips on what worked and didn't work for me. 
Earrings by Crafty Soccer Mom

Charm Bracelet by Lovelyish

Jewelry Made from the Bottom of the Cans
Close-ups of my Jewelry Creations: 
Rock Star tab earrings by Emma
Arizona Tea Daisy Earrings with Seed Beads in the Center
Diet Coke Charm Bracelet
Coke Zero 3D Flower Necklace by Emma
The Project that Started it All: 
Keychain by Crafty Lady Lindsay
My Dr. Pepper Keychain (no coating)

My Sierra Mist Keychain (with coating)
Most of the tutorials I found used a pattern and scissors to create the shapes, but I found that PUNCHES worked much, much faster and easier. So pull out your punches and see what you can create!! Oh and I really loved coating the punched out pieces with Ranger's Glossy Accents. It gave the pieces a bit more weight and kept them on the jump rings (definitely a must have for this project). 
Other ideas made from Soda Cans: 
Notebook by Two Paper Divas

Metal Flower Ideas 
Coasters by Amy @ The Idea Room

Be sure to visit my Pinterest TEEN SCENE Board for my ideas with soda pop cans! And a big shout out to my super, awesome daughter Emma. We had a lot of fun doing this episode and I think she rocks!! I'm not sure I can talk her into doing it again, but what a great memory we have together!!
Me trying to catch the punched soda can before it flies off set.

Be sure to join me next week me next week when I show you how many different ways you can craft with Jars, JARS, jArS...and more JARS!! 

Disclaimer: Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration but not all pins lead to blogs. I tried to only pick those ideas that I could find the original creator and give credit to. Please take a moment and check out these great blogs because without them I wouldn't have content to talk about on the new My Craft Channel show Inspired by Pinterest.  If you've never been to Pinterest and would like to check it out, you need an invite to the site to gain access (I don't know why). Just leave me a comment with your email and I'll send you an invite. However, I cannot be responsible for the time you will be spending on Pinterest!!


Court said…
These are super fun ideas!!!
deb0318 said…
Loved this episode! I've always wanted to try crafting with cans but thought it would be hard. You made it look so easy. Cute samples!
Dana Day said…
Super Cute Lori! You and Emma make a great team. But when did she GROW up? It seems like yesterday she and Megan were creating the Nifty Garage Band. HA! Love it. Keep up the good work.
Karla Patton said…
How do you keep from being cut from the can ??
Lori Allred said…
Karla - Once I cut the can down I found the aluminum didn't cut as easily as you would think...if the edge is a clean cut. Jagged cuts are another story...just take a piece of sandpaper and sand off those pokey parts. The can itself is soft enough to punch through too. My daughter wore gardening gloves, but found those just got in the way and gave them up.