How to Create Some Unique Dangle Earrings From Nuts!

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
5 Materials
1 Hour

I’m always on the look out for new unique items to make jewellery out of and came across Tagua Nuts- the vegetable ivory from Amazon ,Equador. I’m so pleased with the quality texture and colours Of these amazing non edible nuts. They are sliced, dyed and Shaped and I love recycling a natural product to support communities there.

You can use any charm bead or earring Stone with a hole in it ready to create earrings with that you like.

Tagua nut slices
Fix a Jump ring

I use a small jump ring that fits into the hole easily and close it gently by squeezing with a pair of round nosed pliers. These are easily available and help to shape open and close the earring fixings securely.

Open a jump ring
Assemble your earrings

I choose some fresh pinks yellows and peach coloured Tagua nut discs that create the colour palette I want. The fun bit is the endless designs and colour ways you can choose from. So play around with combinations until you are happy .

Assemble earring

I thread a smaller jump ring in before I close the jump ring firmly with round nosed pliers. Ready to fix onto the sterling silver ear wires.

Close jump ring

I like to use sterling silver quality ear wires so they are hypo allergenic and don’t irritate ears.Of course there are many materials and sizes available online to buy. I like sizes that are 22-26 mm

Fix in jump rings

The earwires have a little loop which I open up with pliers just enough to slide in the jump ring and then squeeze tight again to seal the circle

Assemble earrings

And now a fresh dangle Tagua nut pair of earrings to wear proudly in Just a few minutes !

Tagua nut earrings
Tagua nut earrings
Tagua nut earrings
Suggested materials:
  • Tagua nut or Drilled earring beads   (Amazon)
  • Round nosed pliers   (Amazon)
  • 4mm Jump rings   (Amazon)
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Susan Goode
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