Monday, September 21, 2009

Crocheted Acorn Earrings

It's acorn season so I can't help but post yet another acorn project.  Go grab yourself some before the squirrels get to them first!  As for the beads, you don't have to actually know how to crochet to make these earrings, simply find crocheted beads at the bead store or buy these adorable Artistrywear beads  online.  Other fiber beads would work too- say felted beads would look amazing since having fiber, metal, and wood in one project is just so harmonious.

What You'll Need:

  1. Drop a small dab of hot glue into each acorn cap.
  2. Press crocheted bead lightly into cap, hole side up- making sure the glue does not ooze out of sides.  Hold in place for a few seconds.
  3. Put head pin through gold end cap and make a loop.  Cut excess wire.
  4. Using the G-S Hypo cement, glue gold end cap onto acorn cap.  Place in bowl of rice to dry upright.
  5. Add to jewelry hooks.


Cindy said...

I love the earrings! Have you tried them with chestnuts?

Sonya Nimri said...

I've never tried chestnuts. Will have to pick some up and try those. I just picked up some eucalyptus caps that might work for something.