Ottawa’s Vinyl and CD Earring Maker
These earrings (and pendants) are made from CD, DVD and a vinyl (from LP records).
CD material is very light weight and I’ve been getting some very positive feedback on that.
Don’t hesitate to contact me at darcy@inventorArtist.com or see the store page. Also I’m looking for CDs and vinyl records that are being disposed of.
I started with three simple designs. Brocade, Cameo, Spindle (45RPM Spindle Adapter), Africa Cassette, Pixelated T-Rex and Guitar Pick.
That was really popular so I made new designs and experimented with heat treating the CDs in a soldering reflow oven.
Another fun angle on the up-cycle jewelry project.
I’m applying heat using a re-flow oven I’m making up for soldering.
I’ve been looking at how to make packaging to protect this stuff while it’s in transit to it’s new home. In the past I have experimented with little boxes made from old record covers. Today I decided to make a case out of a CD. I started to drill holes in the black insert but realized the spindle snap can clamp the earrings.
How It’s Made
I am designing these with a Sketchup CAD program.
I made prototypes and and the final pieces on a CNC machine.
Here it is actually cutting a CD.
I did a fair amount of experimentation with vinyl and CDs leading up to this.
CD and DVD cutting projects
Other CNC projects
Published on: Jun 7, 2015 @ 09:18