I love beech nuts. To look at, to eat, everything. The only thing better is the tree itself. So why not use two of my favourite materials to make a pair of earrings?
A piece of copper wire stretches underneath the segments and holds the top in place, so they’re pretty secure.
I love making things out of natural findings. I was trying to make something similar with a hazelnut shell but it didn’t work ah well.
I made these earrings a while ago as a thank you present. I cut out the shapes of the leaves and then used a wood burning tool to darken the veins, sides and back of the earrings.
Also sorry for not posting at all, I’ve just been busy with summer and all!
Basically, you get an old flat stud earring, twirl a spiral out of copper wire, and hot glue it on!
Because I am prone to ear piercing infections even through sterling silver earrings, I stuck these on to plastic posted earrings which are really hypoallergenic and every time my ears get sore I just pop these in and within days they get better again.
Due to my love of reading, books, and old things, I crafted these earrings up a year or two ago (one of my first steps into jewellery making) out of cardboard and paper. I recently modified them for pierced ears, rather than the original clip-on style.
Pretty similar to the ones I made ages ago, but with thicker wire and a shorter stem.
So, it’s a bank holiday today. Usually I would be happy to miss a day of school. But a Monday? I love Mondays! No Irish, double art, it’s just the best. But I have to have a Tuesday. Not good. I have an Ancient Greek exam which I have not studied for, and loads of Irish class. And I can not, for the life of me, do Irish. I got 37% on it 😦 It was, as my math teacher would say, an outlier in my results that brought my average down a lot. And I can’t get an exemption either. So six (or five :() more years left of failing on of my exams every time.
I made these from a picture in an advertisement in a wirework magazine.
I am so, so sorry about my postage shortage. I have just been so busy, and because of the light shortage before and after school, I can only take decent photos at the weekends. Or maybe I will build a lightbox.
I used my trusty cobblers block to hammer this. I think it gives a beautiful texture on the side that was against the metal