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Little Acorn Charms

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Little Acorn Charms Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Create personalized charms in minutes using this simple design. These endearing charms use just a few components and can display any color combination you choose. Use them to embellish household décor or dangle them from jewelry for a lovely result.

Each charm requires a headpin, two seed beads, a bead cap and a round bead. Feel free to mix and match components or try different beads. We chose to use Swarovski round pearl beads for their smooth surface and lovely pearlescent luster.

One Easy Step:
To create a charm; thread a seed bead, a round bead, a bead cap and a seed bead onto a head pin and finish with a simple loop. Just make sure that you use bead caps that are the correct size for your beads.

If you wish, you can use a head pin with a ball-end. We used a silver 2-inch ball-end head pin and forgo the bottom seed bead. We used the following bead with bead cap pairings: an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Dark Grey with an antique brass bead cap, an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Powder Green with a TierraCast® antique copper-plated radiant dome bead cap, an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Bronze with a 9mm TierraCast® antique copper joy bead cap, a 7mm Swarovski round pearl in Brown with a sterling silver simple flower bead cap, an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Bronze with a sterling silver domed twist cut out bead cap, an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Copper with a TierraCast® rhodium-plated radiant dome bead cap, an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Antique Brass with a 9mm TierraCast® antique silver joy bead cap and an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Dark Green with a TierraCast® gold-plated radiant dome bead cap.
Approximate size: 1 ¾ inches
Estimated time: Just minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Antique brass bead cap (BBA-CAP03, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique copper-plated radiant dome bead cap (CA-5753, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique copper 9mm joy bead cap (CA-5696, qty 1)
Sterling silver simple flower bead cap (ISBC-0005, qty 1)
Bead cap (ISBC-0004, qty 1)
Tierracast® rhodium-plated radiant dome bead cap (RB-5753, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver 9mm joy bead cap (SA-5696, qty 1)
Tierracast® gold-plated radiant dome bead cap (G-5753, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2 inch ball-end head pin, 24 gauge (SS-BHP04, qty 1)
2-inch head pin, 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP22, qty 3)
TierraCast® 2-inch 21 gauge copper head pin (C-0028, qty 2)
Gold-filled 2-inch head pin (GF-HP200-020, qty 1)
1.5-inch antique brass-plated 23 gauge head pin (BBA-HP15-24, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl copper (5810-COP8, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl dark green (5810-DKGRN8, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl antique brass (5810-ABP8, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl powder green (5810-PGN8, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 7mm round pearl brown (5810-BROWN7, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl bronze (5810-BRZ8, qty 2)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl dark grey (5810-GRYDK8, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 frosted silver-lined medium gold (TBRD11-22BF, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 silver-lined olivine (TBRD11-37, qty 1)
TOHO bead round hybrid 11/0 natural Picasso (TBRD11-Y301, qty 1)
TOHO bead round hybrid 8/0 gold-lustered opal topaz (TBRD8-Y131, qty 1)
TOHO bead round hybrid 11/0 gold-lustered opal rose gold (TBRD11-Y134, qty 1)
TOHO bead round hybrid 11/0 dual-lustered blue/green (TBRD11-Y207, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 medium brown lined amber (TBRD11-278, qty 1)
TOHO bead round hybrid 8/0 matte jet Apollo (TBRD8-Y852, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 gilded opaque turquoise marbled (TBRD11-1703, qty 1)
TOHO bead round hybrid 11/0 matte galvanized copper (TBRD11-Y601, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 jet lined crystal (TBRD11-344, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 frosted silver-lined smokey topaz (TBRD11-34F, qty 1)
TOHO bead round hybrid 11/0 matte Apollo (TBRD11-Y851F , qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Bead Cap
Kabela Design Antique Brass Bead Cap
Code: BBA-CAP03
Diameter 9mm, Depth 2mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.06$0.98$0.90
Qty>
Tierracast Antique Copper-Plated Radiant Dome Bead Cap
Tierracast Antique Copper-Plated Radiant Dome Bead Cap
Code: CA-5753
Diameter 8.8-9mm, Depth 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.03$0.95$0.87
Qty>
Antique Copper 9mm Joy Bead Cap
Antique Copper 9mm Joy Bead Cap
Code: CA-5696
Length 3mm, Width 9mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.76$0.68$0.62
Qty>
JBB Bead Cap.
JBB Bead Cap.
Code: ISBC-0005
Diameter 8mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.70$2.42$2.18
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Domed Twist Cut Out Bead Cap
JBB Sterling Silver Domed Twist Cut Out Bead Cap
Code: ISBC-0004
Diameter 8.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.12 $2.24$2.89 $2.08$2.67 $1.92
Qty>
Tierracast Rhodium-Plated Radiant Dome Bead Cap
Tierracast Rhodium-Plated Radiant Dome Bead Cap
Code: RB-5753
Diameter 8.5mm, Depth 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.03$0.95$0.87
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 9mm Joy Bead Cap
TierraCast Antique Silver 9mm Joy Bead Cap
Code: SA-5696
Length 3mm, Width 9mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.83$0.77$0.70
Qty>
Tierracast Gold-Plated Radiant Dome Bead Cap
Tierracast Gold-Plated Radiant Dome Bead Cap
Code: G-5753
Diameter 8.5mm, Depth 6mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.15$1.03$0.93
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge
Sterling Silver 2 inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge
Code: SS-BHP04
Length 2 inches, 24 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.64$0.58$0.52
Qty>
2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP22
Length 2 inches, 22 Gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.58 $0.46$0.52 $0.41$0.48 $0.38
Qty>
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Head Pin
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Head Pin
Code: C-0028
Length 2 inches, 21 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.11$0.10$0.09
Qty>
Gold-Filled 2-Inch Head Pin
Gold-Filled 2-Inch Head Pin
Code: GF-HP200-020
Length 2 inches, 24 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.60$0.54$0.48
Qty>
1.5-inch Antique Brass-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
1.5-inch Antique Brass-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BBA-HP15-24
Length 1.5 inches, 23 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Copper
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Green
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Green
Code: 5810-DKGRN8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Antique Brass
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Antique Brass
Code: 5810-ABP8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Powder Green
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Powder Green
Code: 5810-PGN8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 7mm Round Pearl Brown
Swarovski 5810 7mm Round Pearl Brown
Code: 5810-BROWN7
Length 7mm, Width 7mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.19$0.17$0.15
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Bronze
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Bronze
Code: 5810-BRZ8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Grey
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Grey
Code: 5810-GRYDK8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Medium Gold
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Medium Gold
Code: TBRD11-22BF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.28$1.18
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Olivine
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Olivine
Code: TBRD11-37
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.23$1.13$1.04
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Natural Picasso
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Natural Picasso
Code: TBRD11-Y301
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.89 $1.54$1.74 $1.42$1.59 $1.30
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 8/0 Gold-Lustered Opal Topaz
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 8/0 Gold-Lustered Opal Topaz
Code: TBRD8-Y131
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.70$2.50$2.31
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Gold-Lustered Opal Rose Gold
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Gold-Lustered Opal Rose Gold
Code: TBRD11-Y134
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.48$2.22$2.00
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Dual-Lustered Blue/Green
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Dual-Lustered Blue/Green
Code: TBRD11-Y207
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$3.49$3.14$2.79
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Medium Brown Lined Amber
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Medium Brown Lined Amber
Code: TBRD11-278
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33$1.22$1.12
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 8/0 Matte Jet Apollo
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 8/0 Matte Jet Apollo
Code: TBRD8-Y852
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.66$3.39$3.14
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Gilded Opaque Turquoise Marbled
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Gilded Opaque Turquoise Marbled
Code: TBRD11-1703
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$5.12$4.75$4.41
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Matte Galvanized Copper
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Matte Galvanized Copper
Code: TBRD11-Y601
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.89$1.74$1.59
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Jet Lined Crystal
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Jet Lined Crystal
Code: TBRD11-344
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29$1.19$1.09
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Smokey Topaz
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Smokey Topaz
Code: TBRD11-34F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.27$1.17
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Matte Apollo
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Matte Apollo
Code: TBRD11-Y851F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$4.19$3.89$3.59
Qty>

Alternate Components

TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Pastel Frosted Mudbrick
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Pastel Frosted Mudbrick
Code: TBRD11-618
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.77$2.56$2.37
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Tucson Autumn Color
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Tucson Autumn Color
Code: TBRD11-1606
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$3.24$3.00$2.78
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Matte Natural Picasso
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Matte Natural Picasso
Code: TBRD11-Y301F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$2.19$1.99$1.79
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Matte Jet Apollo
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Matte Jet Apollo
Code: TBRD11-Y852
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$4.03$3.74$3.47
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Olivine
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Olivine
Code: TBRD11-940
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.06$0.98$0.90
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Soft Brown
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Soft Brown
Code: TBRD11-702
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.57$2.37$2.19
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Golden Amber
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Golden Amber
Code: TBRD11-2152S
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.40$2.22$2.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Black
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Black
Code: 5810-BLK6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Bright Gold
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Bright Gold
Code: 5810-BGOLD6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Green
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Green
Code: 5810-DKGRN6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Grey
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Grey
Code: 5810-GRYDK6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Gold
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Gold
Code: 5810-GOLD6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Czech Glass Druk Beads Gold and Smoky Topaz Luster 6mm (50 Pack)
Czech Glass Druk Beads Gold and Smoky Topaz Luster 6mm (50 Pack)
Code: DRUKS-LS-GST6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.46$2.22$2.00
Qty>
Czech Glass Druk Beads Green Luster 6mm (50 Pack)
Czech Glass Druk Beads Green Luster 6mm (50 Pack)
Code: DRUKS-LS-GRN6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.46$2.22$2.00
Qty>
Bali Silver Tiny Granulated Bead Cap
Bali Silver Tiny Granulated Bead Cap
Code: BBC0003
Diameter 4mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.79$0.72$0.66
Qty>
Elements of Style
Elements of Style
Code: BOOK-157
Sale Price: $16.06
Price: $22.95
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Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.09
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Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
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Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
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