Black Walnut Shell Earrings

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Introduction: Black Walnut Shell Earrings

About: I like to make things. Art, inventions, tools, ukuleles, etc...

I like these because they have little faces.

Supplies

earring hook findings

jewelry wire .034"

black walnuts

Step 1: Split the Nut

Use a knife or chisel and a hammer.

Step 2: Dig Out the Meat and Wash the Shells

This can be a little tedious. I use a pick to fish the pieces out.

Step 3: Bandsaw the Back Off

Be careful doing this...Leave about ¼" thick.

Step 4: Sand the Back.

Just to clean up the saw marks.

Step 5: Drill a Tiny Hole

Ideally use a bit similar in size to your jewelry wire.

Step 6: Push in Some Wire

Then cut it off the roll leaving about an inch...

Step 7: Glue the Wire in the Hole

Use super glue and some accelerator.

Step 8: Bend the Wire Into a Loop

Using a round pliers bend half of the loop. Then cut off all but enough to finish the loop. Then finish the loop.

Step 9: Add the Earring Hook

It's best to use a hook that can close. These earrings are lightweight and can fall off easily without.

Step 10: Done.

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    6 Comments

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    Auroris
    Auroris

    1 year ago

    I love it! Only natural materials can look so good and ergonomic. And perfect heart

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 1 year ago

    thanks

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    luklev
    luklev

    Tip 1 year ago

    These are nice. If you fastened them upside down, the inner cavity would be a bit like the shape of a heart. Got my vote :)

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 1 year ago

    thanks

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    Treasure Tabby
    Treasure Tabby

    1 year ago

    Very nice! Got lots of black walnut trees around here. Great tasting nut too!

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 1 year ago

    thanks