Making Eco Dangle Earrings From Tagua Nuts

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
2 Materials
1 Hour

I love to make use of stuff that is durable and eco friendly and so Tagua nuts or otherwise know as vegetable ivory are perfect for this task!.

From Ecuador these are super palm seed nuts. These hard nuts that are not edible when fully grown make for nice slices and beads that when cut and dyed are very pretty as well as very smooth tactile and hard

Tagua nuts
Tagua nuts

The Tagua beads are available in so many beautiful colours sizes and shapes are so gorgeous and design possibilities are endless.

Then after much deliberation I finally choose a few beads that I imagine will go well together to make some colourful jewellery with.

Tagua nut beads

I prefer to use strong silver plated metal jump rings which are readily available online and round nosed pliers to open and close the fixings. The holes are already pre drilled into these beads and then it’s so easy to thread the rings and wires into the little holes.

Round nosed pliers

Secure the jump rings tight to prevent any falling loft of beads or hooks and then loop through the sterling silver ear hooks. The joining is sometimes a little bit fiddly but with a little adjusting it all comes together well.

Ear hook

I’m so thrilled with the results . Beautiful yellow and purple blue Tagua nut dangles! So original and Boho!

Tagua nut earrings
Tagua earrings
Suggested materials:
  • Tagua nut beads   (Amazon)
  • Sterling silver ear hooks   (Amazon)

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