How to Make Darling Dangle Earrings From Tagua Nuts

4 Materials
$7
1 Hour
Easy

I love designing by using and recycling items that would otherwise Be thrown or discarded. I came across Tagua nuts ( non edible vegetable ivory) and how in Equador Jungle they slice dye and have developed a whole new purpose for these palm hard nuts.

I bought these moon shapes Online already drilled With a hole and shaped but of course you can use any similar purchased bead or similar creative jewellery piece of which many variations online to choose from.

Moon shaped tagua nuts
Choose earring piece

I use round nosed pliers to open and shape jump rings and earring wires. They are small and really easy to use. The curved ends help to round and curl wires too.

I choose a silver jump ring That’s the right size that fits into the Moon shaped hole neatly Thread it through then close it up. You can purchase online any size jump rings and earring components easily to suit your preference.

Open o ring
Put ring through hole
Attach to ear wire

I use another jump ring and using the round nose pliers feed the hoop through the earring wire loop and close it up by gently squeezing together to form a closed circle. I repeat this for the other earring.

Open the ear wires
Attach earring

ThIs pair of blue moon earrings are completed But you can try any variations of earring charms or suitable fixings that you like. I always use sterling silver as they are non allergenic and Now my earrings are ready to be proudly worn.

Blue moon Tagua earrings
Blue moon Tagua nut earrings
Blue moon Tagua nut earrings

Suggested materials:

  • Sterling silver ear wires   (Amazon)
  • Jewellery findings charms   (Amazon)
  • Round nosed pliers for jewelery making   (Amazon)
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Susan Goode
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