How to Make Some Gorgeous Eco Friendly Recycled Bead Earrings

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
2 Materials
40 Minutes

I enjoy recycling and using beads baubles from old unworn jewellery is great environmentally as well as creating a unique piece of jewellery thats really not going to be seen on anyone else!

Old beads

I love to mix beads with similar tones and play around with different designs and I have in my mind some dark blue earrings. i sift through my old recycled bead jar to find some matching ones that would create a pretty pair.

Tagua beads

These Eco friendly Tagua nut beads are so tactile and smooth and most come with pre drilled holes in for jewellery making. They are also known as vegetable ivory and are non edible nuts from Ecuador .

Round nosed pliers

I use a soft bead wire to thread through the big bead and twist it secure and add the glass beads and again make sure the ends of the ring are tight fitting to make sure the beads stay in place. You can experiment with how many and how long you prefer them to be.

The fun is working with what you have and make the original earrings to your own taste..

Securing ear wires

I am so happy with the final pieces of blue nuts and beads and they really are unique and eco friendly!

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

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