I was looking at my collection of acorns recently and thinking hmm... I would love to make some acorn jewelery. Crafting with them is one thing but I needed to find a way to wear these lovelies!
To make these you will need
jewelery pliers (the 3 in 1)
dangle earring findings (all of these basic jewelery making supplies can be found here (or many other places) and are easy to work with)
and a love for acorns ; )
To make the earrings...
Take a fairly large needle and push a hole through your acorn top. Be gentle, as to not split your top. ( I realized after I took the photo how silly it looks to have the needle poking into my finger ~ obviously this is not the best way to poke the needle through ; )
Next slide your bead of choice onto the headpin, then the acorn top.
Using your pliers, cut the top of the wire sticking out to the size you want your loop to be and then bend your loop (sliding in the earring in before you close the loop).
There you go! Now you can put on a pair these fae inspired earrings and imagine you are one of them...
Once the earrings were done I needed a necklace to match...(a matching set ~ how could I resist?!)
To make the necklace it is pretty straight forward. Just add on your favorite beads, close up the loose ends with the clasp and voila!
I am inspired to think of all the ways you could change this creation up... oh the colors you could use...
In the spirit of acorns
Love & Light
Love & Light
~ Shanti ~