DIY Jewelry Crafts To Make And Sell

Cranberry Agate Wood and Wire Earrings By Avilda

Cranberry Agate Wood and Wire Earrings By Avilda

So, as a self-identified DIY craft Fanatic...

I've dabbled in just about every craft imaginable. One of my favorite things is making earrings. Through the process of tinkering, I was able to create these "gawwwjus" wood and wire earrings. They can be worn with hair wild and free, bouncy curls, a low cut, a stylish headwrap, luscious locs, a fancy fro, or flowing hair cascading to one side-- the possibilities are endless!

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This, my friends, is why tinkering is such an important part of the creative process... 

It yields uniquely beautiful results! One day, I was sitting down with all kinds of jewelry making materials and just began moving pieces and visualizing the whole in different ways. I started by making hoops and thought that the negative space in the center could benefit from the wooden shapes I had lying around. I tried inserting the wooden shapes into the space, and the result was these stunning earrings! The Cranberry Agate earrings pictured above was a successful creation, as I wore them repeatedly on several occasions, however, I happened to wear them one windy day and they got pretty mangled and were misshapen. You can remedy that problem by using a thicker gauged wire. The tradeoff is that you'll have to find crystals and beads with larger holes so that they can be strung on the wire.

Pros:

  • These earrings are lightweight and GORGEOUS!
  • They can be painted to match any outfit.
  • You can add crystals for added spiritual therapy or aesthetic beauty, if you choose.

Cons:

  • Your bead selection may be limited if you use a larger gauge wire.
Caribbean Breeze Wood & Wire Earrings By Avilda

Caribbean Breeze Wood & Wire Earrings By Avilda

Next, I created these gorgeous earrings I like to call Caribbean Breeze Wood & Wire Earrings. Painting these earrings was fun and simple, and bending the wire wasn't difficult. The juxtaposition of the spiral wire with the diagonally painted lines creates this energy that feels so lively and free to me. These are one of my favorite pairs of earrings!

Pros:

  • Quick and simple to make;
  • can easily be matched with an outfit or other accessories;
  • lightweight;
  • inexpensive to make.

Cons:

  • Bending the wire has a slight learning curve, but can be mastered in minutes.
  • When wearing them, I imagine that the "click-clacking" sound of the wood and wire hitting each other can get annoying to some folks. For this reason, you may choose to glue the wire to the wood.

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FInally, we have these handmade wooden earrings I like to call the Green Goddess set.  These pretty much have the same pros and cons as the Cranberry Agate earrings and could benefit from a thicker guaged wire for windy days.

Pros:

  • These earrings are lightweight and GORGEOUS!
  • They can be painted to match any outfit.
  • You can add crystals for added spiritual therapy or aesthetic beauty, if you choose.

Cons:

  • Your bead selection may be limited if you use a larger gauge wire.