How to Create Beautiful Eco Friendly Earrings From Nuts!

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
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1 Hour

Tagua nuts from Ecuador are a non edible nut that when sliced and dyed is a durable tactile product which lends itself well to jewellery making as well as helping the environment. I’m showing you here some lovely pieces that I’m going to transform to very wearable dangles.

Tagua nut slices

I love these deep royal blue nut slices as they are so unique in the hoop shape. Finding two pieces that match ( these are available to purchase on line ) in size and thickness and I’m ready to put jump rings in.

Jump ring

I like to use round nosed pliers to loop the ring into pre drilled holes. It’s best not to keep opening and closing widely as this weakens the metal and causes them to fall off.

i Pinch the ring tight with pliers to close the gap and secure.

Add jump ring

I repeat process bu adding another smaller sized ring ready for the ear hook. I prefer sterling silver ear hooks to prevent irritation to lobes.

Add hook

Then a few quick twists of the ear hooks to the jump rings to secure the ear hooks firmly and they are ready to proudly wear.

Tagua earrings
Tagua nut earrings
Suggested materials:
  • Tagua nuts   (Amazon)
  • Round nosed pliers   (Amazon)

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Susan Goode
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