How to Make Light Weight Tagua Nut Earrings

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
2 Materials
10 Minutes

I love Tagua nut beads and slices as they are so colourful and tactile as well as eco friendly. These are a non edible nut from Ecuador palm tree. Thea beautiful bead slices come in many shapes and dyed In a variety of colours ready to make into jewellery.

Tagua nut slices

These pieces are slim and lightweight. Ideal for earrings for any occasions. Can be a pair for each day of the week!

I begin by using silver jump rings and prising them open with a pair of round nosed pliers. These are so easy to use and make light work of making earrings.

Round nosed pliers

The jump rings come in variety of sizes too and I choose a medium sized ring to fit into the hole and then also feed a much smaller sized ring on to that ring before using the pliers to close the gap.

Adding the jump rings

I squeeze pliers tightly to close the rings securely to prevent the Tagua earring dropping off. Next it’s time to put the ear hook on. To jump ring. This is east with just an open and close action.

Adding ear hook

I use sterling silver ear hooks to prevent any allergic reaction.

I repeat the whole process for the other earring. They make a super unique pair of earrings that are easy and comfy to wear.

Tagua nut earrings
Suggested materials:
  • Tagua nut beads   (Amazon)
  • Earring hooks sterling silver   (Amazon)

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