We see a lot of DIY art in the Curbly neighborhood. Usually they're projects to hang on the wall. In that respect, this DIY wall jewelry idea fits the description, but where it diverts from most is that it could be described as hanging sculpture. And, yes, it does look like a dangly earring, but that's where the 'jewelry' description comes in. Ama made it using 3mm plywood, sand paper, woodstain, a bit of wire, a length of jewelry chain, various paint stains, and a drill and jig saw. A couple of measuring devices doesn't hurt either.
She does suggest balsa wood as an easy-to-cut alternative. For the complete instructions, head on over to OhOh Blog. P.S. This could be a cool outdoor art project too, although I'd probably opt to use marine grade plywood for such installations.
How to make a wall art jewelry [OhOhBlog]