Introduction: Harry Potter: Luna's Radish Earrings

Learn how to make radish earrings - just like Luna's!

Step 1: Gather Supplies

You will need:

Some polymer clay - I've used Sculpey for this project.
You'll need three colours - green, purplish-red, and white.
A pair of earrings - you can probably get these from any craft store.
small amount of bendable wire (to attach radish to earrings)

Step 2: Prepare Clay

Seperate the clay into equal halves.
You will need more or less depending on how large you want your earrings to be. Proportionately, you should have more red clay than white, and more white than green.

Step 3: Putting the Radish Together

Place the white clay on top of the red ball.
Roll both pieces in your palm until you have one unified sphere.

Step 4: Adding Roots

Pinch the white part of the radish, making a cone.
Roll the tip of the cone to create a short root.

Step 5: Leaves

Split the green clay into three teardrop-shaped leaves.
You will want the middle leaf to be large and thicker, as this is where your wire will be inserted.
Attach all leaves together at the stem and pinch/roll them together.
Using a pen, make a hole in the top red part of your radish. Insert the leaves into this hole stem-first.

Step 6: Wire

Fold the piece of wire in half and thread it through your earing.
Insert the other end of the wire into the middle large leaf of the radish, pushing down so it enters the red part as well. This will help to hold the pieces together once baked.

Step 7: Bake and Wear!

Make the other radish and bake both of them according to the instructions on your clay label. Make sure you don't let the clay burn! Let it cool down before taking the clay out from the oven as it will be very hot, as well as fragile. Once your earrings have cooled sufficiently, grab your butterbeer necklace and a copy of the Quibbler, and don your new earrings!

Comments

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SophiesFoodieFiles made it!(author)2016-07-26

Very cool; well done! :)

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amazingly+awesome+instructions made it!(author)2011-04-30

Cool but in the book Luna wears dirigible plum earrings

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KwartzKitten made it!(author)2011-08-05

Not from what I remember, from what I remember they were radish earrings and the dirigible plums grew outside her house.

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artsyahf made it!(author)2011-06-25

Can you bake the radishes on the earrings?

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ghicken made it!(author)2011-07-19

Yes, the metal is fine in the oven.

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SoccerChic923 made it!(author)2011-05-21

Mine are soooo cute! thank you so much! Luna is my favorite character and now i look just like her!

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kiwi16877 made it!(author)2011-05-17

Mine are so cute! To Luna- I happen to be in Ravenclaw. Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.

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kiwi16877 made it!(author)2011-03-05

Mine are still in the oven, but so far so good! I used dyed homemade clay instead of store bought.:)

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laernmoer made it!(author)2007-07-30

I saw on a website that the girl who played Luna beat out something like 15,000 other girls fro the part. And that the radish earrings she wore were made by her. I'm not sure how true it is, but I would guess that she's quite a fan if she made her own version.

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LunaLovegood made it!(author)2007-10-31

This is true, but her earrings were not really dirigible plums. They were beaded. As I am Luna Lovegood, I really should have been the one to play myself. See what I mean? Unfortunately, this Evanna girl was taking my place while I was with my friends. Does anyone else personally know Harry Potter? He's quite nice, actually. Very kind to me, even though Ron and Hermione don't always aprove of me. Very kind. I wish Dobby hadn't died. Harry even dug him a grave. I would have helped but I was told to stay away.

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Luna_Lovegoods_sister made it!(author)2010-08-16

I am Luna Lovegood's younger sister, in the muggle world, fearing that my aunt (i'm not naming names) who is a death eater will find me. no offense, but my sister doesn't act like that, and she doesn't use a computer.

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kenzi50198 made it!(author)2010-12-29

i thought luna lovegood was an only child!

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mg0930mg made it!(author)2009-02-13

This is a spoiler to the books....

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Agroking made it!(author)2009-12-01

is it just me or does Evana has a sort of strange sexy air about her?

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%28YOUR+N made it!(author)2010-11-23

i used real radishis it looks better

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%28YOUR+N made it!(author)2010-11-23

cool

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LunaLovegood made it!(author)2007-10-31

Those don't look much like my earrings. Yes, they are reddish-orange. In the movie Evanna Lynch messed up or something. She said my necklace was to keep the Gnargles away. Oh, and my earrings are made of Dirigible Plums, not radishes. I do rather like the earrings, though. They are quite lovely and unique. Very small. Very practical. I'm going to go paint my friends' faces on the wall. See you!

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Luna_Lovegoods_sister made it!(author)2010-09-01

excuse moi, gut you spelled *nargles* wrong, that's okay.probably a mistake, i suppose? mwa mwa k1sses, hannah, luna lovegood's favorito sister! bye!

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danber made it!(author)2010-02-07

Very cool! Much better than the other radish earrings Ive seen online. I think I will be giving this one a go :D But I think I will make it with orange clay to make it as true to the book as I can. Thank you!

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Lyssterine made it!(author)2009-12-29

So so so sooooo cute!
I'll definitely be making these. :]

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hierodula made it!(author)2007-07-25

weren't those supposed to be orange?

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grimsqueaker made it!(author)2007-07-25

Radishes are purply - red. Or do you mean in the books? I don't remember her specifying a colour but I could be wrong.

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rhondalicious made it!(author)2007-07-27

The newest book mentions that they are radish like fruit, and are orange. I don't think the older books say anything except that she wears earrings made of things that look like radishes.

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theri dirigible plumbs not radishes duh it says so in the deathly hallows in the chapter where they fo to the lovegoods ht e sign saya "keep off the dirigible plumbs"

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Luna+X.+Lovegood made it!(author)2009-08-20

There dirigible plums. There orange. It says it in books six and seven for sure. There called dirigible because the steer your mind in the right direction. I'm wearing mine right now. I put them on my recreation of Rowena Ravenclaws diadem.

-Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure <3 Luna X. Lovegood

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LunaLovegood made it!(author)2007-10-31

My earrings aren't a fruit. I wish Harry were here...

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grimsqueaker made it!(author)2007-07-29

Well, this instructable was made before the newest book was released. :) I'm re-reading it again and I'll keep my eyes open for the orange mention!

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whiteoakart made it!(author)2007-07-30

Dirigible plums, to be precise!

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grimsqueaker made it!(author)2007-07-31

Yup, just re-reading it and I got to that part! I'll probably alter the instructable down the road to make it more accurate. :)

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Dr.+Steel made it!(author)2009-07-19

/headsplosion

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watermelonhead made it!(author)2009-07-29

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Dr.+Steel made it!(author)2009-08-01

/headmeatgrinder

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duckythescientist made it!(author)2009-07-16

Does anyone have the page/book that these are mentioned in? I like the idea, but I want to read the part in the book to make sure if it make it, it is accurate.

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duckythescientist made it!(author)2009-07-16

*If I make it, it is accurate.

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LunaLupinTonks made it!(author)2009-07-03

i made mine orange because they are described as orange radishes.

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%21Andrew_Modder%21 made it!(author)2007-07-15

hmm, i didnt knotice she had thos :-P

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grimsqueaker made it!(author)2007-07-15

She'd an odd one. ;)

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whiteoakart made it!(author)2007-08-01

Weird in an endearing sort of way.

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grimsqueaker made it!(author)2007-07-15

ps. you can kind of see them behind her hair here: http://www.harrypottersociety.com/news/media/normal_luna-high.jpg

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KillTheBlackBunny made it!(author)2007-07-16

simply FANTASTIC!!

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Mitten made it!(author)2007-07-15

Those are turnips.... Radishes are red

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grimsqueaker made it!(author)2007-07-15

Uhm, they're pretty similar looking. They look a bit redder in real life.

I've modeled them after this:
http://www.georgiasupply.com/images/veggies/RadishSparklerWhiteTop.jpg

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