Welcome back to acorn craft week! In case you missed it, check out my acorn birds nest ring from earlier in the week. Today I’m going to show you how I made this sweet acorn pendant using an acorn cap, some chain and a vintage button.
Match an acorn cap up in size with a bead, button, marble… anything you like. I had this vintage button in my stash that was the perfect size. You will also need a piece of thin sturdy wire or a headpin, and an additional jump ring (not pictured).
Drill or bore a small hole in the centre of the acorn cap. Clear coat the acorn cap. You could also paint it before the clear coat if you like. It’s important to put some sort of protection on the cap or it could easily crack, chip or break over time.
Feed through some wire to form a hook on the topside, so that it can be fastened to a ring. Cut off excess wire. If you are using a button like me, you can feed the wire through the button then up through the cap. Add a little glue for some extra hold. If you are not using something that you can wire, use an appropriate adhesive to glue your ‘nut’ to the cap.
If you notice a milky finish on the cap in the picture above, it’s just that my clear coat wasn’t completely cured yet. But hey… Foster’s nap time is a small window of my day lol. I was going as quickly as I could!
Attach a small ring to the top of the acorn and add some chain.
Alternatively, you could make these wee acorns into earrings, or as a charm on a bracelet. paint it all in a high gloss finish if you’re not a fan of the natural look.