BUT alas, strawberry season is still a couple of weeks away. So to sweeten the time until then I thought I'll just make myself some strawberry jewelry. The making is quite simple, once you know how, but you need to have a lot of red buttons.
It took me a while to find a good way to make the strawberries tight and also a get a good hook, I spare you the trials and show you what I ended up doing. I made some earrings and a necklace, while making those, I had an idea how to make a ring as well.
If you don't make a hook you could easily use the strawberries as decoration for a fancy dinner table, or you could work them into a spring wreath for your front door. You can come up with loads of variations probably. If you do please take photos and share them in the comments. I would love to see what you come up with.
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Step 1: This Is What You Need
- green aluminum wire 1/16 inch thick, per strawberry you need a string of about 4 inches long.
- jewelry pliers
- chain fastener
- ear creoles
- some green leather
- a template for the strawberry"crown"
Repeat until you have as many strawberries as you need for your project.
Find something that is the size of your ring. A highlighter did the job. Cut a string of red aluminum wire about 8 inches. Fold it in half. The strawberryring stacks the same way, only here you create the ring where in the other strawberries you created the hook. Bend the wires apart, twist around the "highlighter or whatever you use. Finally twist the endings of the wire around the base of the ring.