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How to make Fulani earrings?

Wish to have something nice and in genuine Nigerian style? Try Fulani earrings handcrafted and make out of gold or silver.

The Fulani earrings history begins in West Africa, where Fulani lives. Fulani are the nomadic people, which have influence in regional policy, economy, and history in the Western Africa for more than one thousand years. The women of this tribe pay special attention to their jewelry. Fulani earrings are the most popular and impressive kind of it. They are also a symbol of wealth. Want to make one? Let’s go!

Fulani earrings making

Instructions of making Fulani hoop earrings

To create beautiful earrings, follow the steps:

  • fulani hoop earringsYour workplace has to be well lit. Before making your earrings, do not forget to take safety clothes on so not to burn.
     
  • Use an ingot of metal that is about 3 inches long and half an inch wide. Heat the ingot and start knocking on it with hammer. Continue until you reach desirable thickness. The thickness shouldn't be identical because it is a handwork.
     
  • Use a chisel to make the channel along the material. On the other side of material, make the same channel that is perpendicular to previous one. The channels should divide the peace of metal into 4 parts.
     
  • Then place one edge of the material on an anvil and gradually smooth it. You should achieve a curved form of substance. It has to remind a petal from a flower. You can also use a welding hammer to create the shape.
     
  • Start to create a ring. Heat the end of your accessories and make a long narrow strip. It should be about a quarter of millimeter thick. On the other end, make the same.
     
  • Take flat-nose pliers and create a ring.
     
  • Your Fulani tribal earrings are almost ready! You should only hammer the end of the ring and turn it into a hook to keep your jewelry on the ear.

Some tips about making African Fulani earrings

fulani earrings on a girl

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Consider the following:

  • It is almost impossible to create two absolutely identical earrings.
     
  • Don't try to achieve full perfection, just enjoy the process.
     
  • In the production of earrings, it is better to use gold. It is the most flexible material. However, if it is too expensive for you, use a gold alloy with zinc, copper, silver and other different materials.

african fulani earrings

Process of production of Fulani earrings is very long and tiresome, but it is worth it. Now, when you know all rules of making earrings, you can start the matter. Become the owner of this attractive kind of jewelry. Good luck!

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The Fulani, or Fula, Fulani — people distributed over a vast territory in West Africa: Mauritania, Gambia, Senegal and Guinea in the West to Cameroon and even Sudan in the East. Speak the language of the fulas Atlantic family of the Niger-kordofanska superfamily.

Many of the self-designation of this people . Can sometimes used the name Pul (borrowed from the languages Mandan) or Fulani (Hausa) . In the valley of the Senegal river resident tacular the nation, also speaks the language of the fulas. Fulani and tukulor are referred to haalpulaar'en ("speak Fula") .

Among the Fulani is . - skinned, - clear what. Women have a slim figure and are considered the most beautiful women in Africa. Fulani women wear long black, the so-called Moorish dress, covering everything except the face. Fulani women during the holidays smear their lips so that the mouth is formed around a grey or bluish oval, and inserted in the ears huge earrings, like twisted rolls made of thin gold plates.

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Answered 10 months ago.

Such ornaments African style are unusual, original and sometimes even extravagant. I think that the real fashionista, shocking fans and the other person should evaluate the jewelry in this style. As for me, very beautiful. But, as already mentioned, these earrings are heavy, and systematically carry them will not work. This unusual accessory is perfect for social events, parties and shows. Also African earrings are a great gift. I think that this type of earrings can be made only on request from a jeweler or jewelry salon.

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Answered 10 months ago.

this is quite a very beautiful decoration. probably really weigh a lot and wear them not only just and probably need to have some kind of special knowledge because it's still a certain art. I would not have such ornaments to wear, I like light comfortable earrings, and these, though very valuable because it is made from expensive metals and look quite pretty and beautiful, but they are very heavy. this is probably if you can bind to your ear a bar of gold and wear it all day the ears are stretched.

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Answered 11 months ago.

I really enjoy wearing all kinds of jewelry. I love earrings, rings, bracelets, coral. I especially like the jewelry that are Nigerian women and girls. It rings like a Nigerian style. Earrings Fulani. a symbol of wealth. I'd love to have them. Thanks to the instructions for the manufacture of earrings will try to make them yourself or order a workshop. Fulani earrings are very popular in Nigeria. Fulani nomadic people that it has influence in politics. Earrings fulani like the petals of a flower. It's very good.

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Answered 11 months ago.

Decorations in the African style look good. Such decorations can make your own hands, but need skills. Probably better to try a cheaper metal. Today gold metal expensive. Not everyone can make such a decoration. These African ornaments are heavy. I have the opportunity to make money from African jewelry. I will use this advice and try to make their own hands. If something does not work ask for help from her husband. At least one attempt to do so. For me they really like. It is a pity that we do not sell these ornaments. I would definitely got something.

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Answered 11 months ago.

Was on a business trip a couple of years ago in Ghana and have seen how such jewelry is made. It is really very hard work - not just work but an art. The jewelry is made using high quality gold, if anyone knows the Gold coast of Ghana along the Atlantic ocean - the main source of gold.

So, bought there earrings are a bit smaller, at a very affordable price.

As for Fulani, wear these earrings, I would not wear and as a souvenir I would very much like. Incredibly beautiful decoration. Africans fellows.

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Answered 11 months ago.
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