Make it Monday : TARDIS earrings

I know we’ve got Whovian Wednesdays, but it’s sci-fi week, & I simply couldn’t resist doing a craft that’s Doctor Who related!! 😀 Remember how I fashioned that rad little Starship Enterprise & Klingon Bird of Prey from those two floppy discs yesterday? Well, today I decided to use the media from one of the discs to fashion some wicked awesome TARDIS earrings. Here’s how I did it!
***Note: This is a tutorial on how to make the TARDIS portion of the earrings from the media from a floppy disc, not on how to make earrings themselves! 🙂

Upcycle the media from a floppy disc to get some awesome TARDIS earrings! Tutorial on http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

What you need:

  1. Scissors & Exacto knife
  2. Media innards from a 3 & 1/2″ floppy disc (if you followed along with yesterday’s tutorial, you’ve still got it! Otherwise, get an old floppy, or whatever material you’d prefer, & crack it open to remove the media.)
  3. Tape
  4. Tracing paper

Here’s my sketch, & a black & white version that I did on an app (ignore the wibbly-wobbly bits…I used my finger, after all!) — choose either of these to print out & use as a template, just remember to shrink it to size. (Right click the chosen image, choose “save as”, then open the file & print it out!)

Sketch for use as a template for TARDIS earrings -- only on http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

Sketch for use as a template for TARDIS earrings -- only on http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

First Step:
I took my little sketch & taped it to the media, then proceeded to use my scissors & exacto knife to cut away the pieces.

…Actually, that’s pretty much it.

Make your own TARDIS earrings using an old floppy disc! Tutorial at http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

Now, in order to save some time, I went ahead & folded the media over halfways & taped it down, so that I could cut through both sides at once to create double the TARDIS!! 😀

Make your own TARDIS earrings using an old floppy disc! Tutorial at http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

Make your own TARDIS earrings using an old floppy disc! Tutorial at http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

It gets very messy, & you may lose some of the smaller bits, so be patient & try not to cut too far!

After you’ve cut them out, create your awesome dangley earrings & attach them to the bottom! I ended up trying out one of them with some tape to create a laminate effect… it looked, well, not-so-good, but if I’d used a clearer tape, or even laminate, it’d look far better. I’ll be sure to try this again sometime soon! Watch out floppy discs! Here I come! 😀

Terrible photos of TARDIS earrings! Make your own TARDIS earrings using an old floppy disc! Tutorial at http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

Sorry for the horrible shots… you’d be surprised how difficult it is to take a close up photo in such terrible lighting. xP

Hope you’re all having a lovely night!
Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross

4 thoughts on “Make it Monday : TARDIS earrings

  1. What a killer idea! I would never have thought something so awesome & clever, would have been that simple to make.
    This is an affordable option for Jewelery and other fun knick-knacks, and a great craft night activity with friends.
    Thanks cheekygeeks!

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