With Build Your Wardrobe, Autumn 2009 up and running, and thoughts of cooler weather on my mind, I put together this little acorn necklace. At our new place, we have about 10 oak trees right outside our back door, and they have been dropping acorns like crazy. I have been gathering them for some crafting, and I thought this necklace was the perfect project for them. This necklace has been in my head since last autumn actually, though I missed the acorn “season” and there weren’t any where I used to live.
To make it, I got some inexpensive wooden beads and used a dark wood stain to paint them brown. I drilled a hole in the acorn caps with a small drill bit. I then made the acorns with some gold beading wire, some amber colored glass beads, and an acorn cap. This necklace has 5 acorns on it, but I’m not sure I am going to keep that many on there. I might only leave 1 on and have it be more like a pendant necklace.
I am planning on putting a couple of these necklaces in my Etsy store in the next week, in case anyone is interested in having one, but doesn’t have an oak tree on hand.