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Speak for the Trees Earrings

By: Savannah Starr for Cool2Craft

Speak for the Trees Earrings from Savannah Starr are the perfect way to embrace green crafting. Learn how to make earrings out of tree branches. The idea is original as is the look. You are guaranteed to be the only one of your friends sporting earrings like these. This is a great opportunity to make earrings that are different than your typical beaded design. Play pick up sticks and start this jewelry project today. Earring patterns like these are the key to your fashion success.

Speak for the Trees Earrings

Materials:

  • Small dried tree or bush branches (be sure that cut end of branch will fit into bead cap)
  • Wire cutters (to cut branches)
  • Spray paint (gold or color of your choice)
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Bead wire cutters
  • e6000 Glue
  • Toothpick
  • Bead caps (metal finish of your choice)
  • Eye (or flat head) pins (metal finish to match bead caps)
  • Fishhook earrings (metal finish to match bead caps)

Instructions:

  1. Cut branches from tree and use wire cutters to cut to desired size and shape.
     
  2. In a well ventilated area, spray with gold paint on all sides. Let dry.
     
  3. Insert eye pin into bead cap from large open end. Apply glue to eye and press into bead cap. Let glue dry.
     
  4. Bend wire at 90 degree angle right above bead cap top. Snip to approximately 3/8". Use needle nose pliers to bend wire into loop.
     
  5. Attach fishhook earrings to loop.
     
  6. Use toothpick to apply glue to end of branch. Insert into bead cap. Press firmly to be sure that glue makes good contact with bead cap. Set aside until glue is completely dry.
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