Who does not like peanut shell earrings?
Everyone does, right? Now, don’t tell me, you don’t have a pair, never even thought of possessing them, never even thought there could be earrings made of peanut shells. Well, I have three pairs: take a look! Aren’t they lovely and elegant?
Peanut shells are soft and easy to pierce. They are also the right size for dangler earrings – neither too long, nor too short. Finally, though peanut shell earrings are not available in shops (yet), they are super easy to make.
Materials used in making peanut shell earrings:
- Peanut shells (roasted)
- Earring findings (buy from Amazon)
- Acrylic paint
- Beads (optional)
Though easy to make, it’s important to keep a few tips in mind:
- Use shells of roasted nuts; don’t try to crack open raw nuts. Roasted shells have the correct hardness. Even if the shells bear burn marks, don’t fret – you are going to paint them over.
- The first step – before you paint the shells – is to pierce the shells. Paint might harden the shells and make it difficult to make the piercings. Pierce with a sharp needle. While doing so, place a finger behind the shell, just above the needle’s point, so as to prevent the shell from cracking.
- On top of the paint, apply varnish to make your peanut shell dangler earrings hard and durable.
So far as color is concerned, I have used gold paint mostly. But other colors can be used to make colorful earrings. If/when I make some more, I’ll share them here. If you make a pair or two, please do share pictures of your creations with me.
Of jewelry findings, I have used jump rings and hooks – easy to obtain in craft stores and online.
Compared to pistachio shell earrings, which I made earlier, peanut shell earrings are easy to make. But feel free to ask me if you have any questions.