This post will show you how I create a pair of earrings using the lining of a mahogany seed pod.

First I get a pod from the yard: The longer it lays out in the sun the deeper the color.

Here is the part that lines the hard outer section of the pod. This is from a different pod.

Next I trim & smooth the edges

Then I drill holes & this is what I use to do that

Here are the pieces with the holes drilled

These have now been brushed with several coats of Verathane

This is the finished product after adding dark brown  & 24k gold-lined seed beads

and a carved bone for the center piece.  The front                        The back

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