What are your favorite things about summer? I have a long list, but it includes drippy ice cream cones, overflowing gardens, late night sunsets, and all the fresh fruit. I decided I needed to memorialize something from summer that I could wear all year round, acting as a little reminder of those blissful summer months. My solution? DIY Fruit earrings! Little beaded gems reminiscent of apples, oranges, and pineapples! In punchy colors, these are the perfect touch to an outfit that just needs a little something. Inspired by some sold-out earrings J.Crew created a few months ago, this is a simple DIY that will guarantee a mood boost on a dreary day.
Continue on to see how you make all the fruits!
DIY Fruit Earrings
- Colored seed beads, we used red, orange, and yellow
- Small 1/2″ wooden beads
- Green tear drop beads, we used these and these
- Fishing twine
- Metal headpins
- Metal fish hook earring wires
- Spool of thread, match to the color of the seed beads
- Jewelry glue
- Small jewelry pliers
- Place a metal headpin through the wood bead, so the metal is extending at the top of the bead. If the hole of the wood bead is too large that the pin slips through, secure with glue.
- String seed beads onto thread. You’ll need about 12-18″ of beads to wrap around the wood bead.
- Beginning at the base of the wood bead, apply some jewelry glue to the bead and wrap the string of seed beads around the entire bead, applying more glue as you go.
- When you get to the top of the bead, make sure all the beads are secured with glue and trim the excess thread.
- For the leaves, thread 6 green beads onto some fishing twine. Tie the two ends together tightly, to make a small loop of beads. Do the same thing with 3 green beads.
- Place a dot of glue on the top of the covered bead, at the base of the headpin. Slide the loop of 6 green beads onto the headpin, so it sits atop the seed covered bead. Place another dot of glue on top of the 6 green beads and slide on the loop of 3 green beads.
- Slide a fish hook earring wire onto the headpin. With pliers, bend the headpin into a small loop and twist to ensure that the earring hook won’t slip out.
- Repeat for the other earring.
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Photography by Anna Killian | Crafting by Rebecca Hansen