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Little Acorns Pendant

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Little Acorns Pendant Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Acorns conjure up cozy memories of colorful leaves drifting in crisp autumn air. This charming pendant pairs inviting earth tones with brilliant metallic accents for a look that is both earthy and high fashion. Although this design appears complex, it is surprisingly simple to construct.

Step one:
First construct ten acorn dangles. To create a dangle, thread a seed bead, a round bead, a bead cap and another seed bead onto a head pin. Choose a headpin in a metal that matches the color palette of each acorn. We used the following bead with bead cap pairings: a 6mm druk bead in madeira topaz crackle with a Bali sterling silver granulated bead cap, a 6mm druk bead in opaque green luster with a Bali sterling silver granulated bead cap, a 6mm Swarovski round pearl in Light Green with a sterling silver simple flower bead cap, an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Copper with a Tierracast® gold-plated radiant dome bead cap, an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Brown with a sterling silver domed twist cut out bead cap, an 8mm druk bead in olivine crackle with a 9mm TierraCast® antique silver joy bead cap, an 8mm druk bead in topaz crackle with an antique brass bead cap, an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Platinum with a Tierracast® antique copper-plated radiant dome bead cap, an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Deep Brown with a 9mm TierraCast® antique copper joy bead cap and an 8mm Swarovski round pearl in Antique Brass with a Tierracast® rhodium-plated radiant dome bead cap. Set the dangles aside.

Step two:
Make a chain of nine 4.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump rings. Attach an antique brass fan pendant bail to one end of the chain. Use a simple loop to attach one dangle to each jump ring on the chain. You will have one dangle leftover to attach where you see fit on the chain.
Approximate size: 2 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
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:
Sterling silver bali granulated bead cap (BBC0018, qty 1)
Bead cap (ISBC-0004, qty 1)
Sterling silver simple flower bead cap (ISBC-0005, qty 1)
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)
Tierracast® gold-plated radiant dome bead cap (G-5753, qty 1)
Tierracast® rhodium-plated radiant dome bead cap (RB-5753, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver 9mm joy bead cap (SA-5696, qty 1)
Antique brass fan pendant bail (BBA-BAIL09, qty 1)
4.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring (BBA-OJR04-A, qty 9)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl copper (5810-COP8, qty 1)
Druk bead 6mm opaque green luster (50pc pack) (DRUKS-LS-OGR6, qty 1)
Druk bead 6mm madeira topaz crackle (50pc pack) (DRUKS-CR-MTO6, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 6mm round pearl light green (5810-GRLT6, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl brown (5810-BROWN8, qty 1)
Druk bead 8mm olivine crackle (25pc pack) (DRUKS-CR-OLV8, qty 1)
Druk bead 8mm topaz crackle (25pc pack) (DRUKS-CR-TOP8, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl platinum (5810-PLP8, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl deep brown (5810-DEB8, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl antique brass (5810-ABP8, qty 1)
2-inch head pin, 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP22, qty 5)
Sterling silver 2 inch ball-end head pin, 24 gauge (SS-BHP04, qty 1)
TierraCast® 2-inch 21 gauge copper head pin (C-0028, qty 2)
1.5-inch antique brass-plated 23 gauge head pin (BBA-HP15-24, qty 1)
Gold-filled 2-inch head pin (GF-HP200-020, qty 1)
2mm seamed round medium hole bead (sterling silver) (SSXR919, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 8/0 gold-lustered green tea (TBRD8-457, qty 1)
TOHO bead round hybrid 8/0 gold-lustered opal topaz (TBRD8-Y131, qty 1)
TOHO bead round hybrid 8/0 apollo (TBRD8-Y851, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 8/0 trans-lustered light gray (TBRD8-112, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 8/0 nickel (TBRD8-711, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 opaque red brown (TBRD11-46, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 frosted silver-lined light gold (TBRD11-22F, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 matte opaque brown (TBRD11-46F, qty 1)
TOHO bead round hybrid 11/0 matte galvanized copper (TBRD11-Y601, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 silver-lined dark gold (TBRD11-22C, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 white lined peridot lustered (TBRD11-1046, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 frosted silver-lined crystal (TBRD11-21F, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 gilded opaque turquoise marbled (TBRD11-1703, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 silver-lined smokey topaz (TBRD11-34, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 frosted silver-lined dark gold (TBRD11-22CF, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Granulated Sterling Silver Bali Bead Cap
Code: BBC0018
Diameter 7.5mm 
Price: $2.20
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Domed Twist Cut Out Bead Cap
Code: ISBC-0004
Diameter 8.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.15$2.91$2.70
Qty>
JBB Bead Cap.
Code: ISBC-0005
Diameter 8mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.70$2.42$2.18
Qty>
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
Code: CA-5753
Diameter 8.8-9mm, Depth 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.03 $0.82$0.95 $0.76$0.87 $0.69
Qty>
Antique Copper 9mm Joy Bead Cap
Code: CA-5696
Length 3mm, Width 9mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.76$0.68$0.62
Qty>
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>
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
Code: SA-5696
Length 3mm, Width 9mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.83$0.77$0.70
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass Fan Pendant Bail
Code: BBA-BAIL09
Height 9mm, Width 5.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.69$0.63$0.58
Qty>
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.16$0.20 $0.15$0.18 $0.13
Qty>
Druk Bead 6mm Opaque Green Luster (50pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-LS-OGR6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.70$2.50$2.32
Qty>
Druk Bead 6mm Madeira Topaz Crackle (50pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-CR-MTO6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.82$1.64$1.48
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Green
Code: 5810-GRLT6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.10$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Brown
Code: 5810-BROWN8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.16$0.20 $0.15$0.18 $0.13
Qty>
Druk Bead 8mm Olivine Crackle (25pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-CR-OLV8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.66$1.50$1.34
Qty>
Druk Bead 8mm Topaz Crackle (25pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-CR-TOP8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.66$1.50$1.34
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Platinum
Code: 5810-PLP8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.16$0.20 $0.15$0.18 $0.13
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Deep Brown
Code: 5810-DEB8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.16$0.20 $0.15$0.18 $0.13
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Antique Brass
Code: 5810-ABP8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.16$0.20 $0.15$0.18 $0.13
Qty>
2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP22
Length 2 inches, 22 Gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.57$0.52$0.48
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge
Code: SS-BHP04
Length 2 inches, 24 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.66$0.60$0.55
Qty>
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>
1.5-inch Antique Brass-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BBA-HP15-24
Length 1.5 inches, 23 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Gold-Filled 2-Inch Head Pin
Code: GF-HP200-020
Length 2 inches, 24 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.60$0.55$0.51
Qty>
2mm Seamed Round Medium Hole Bead (Sterling Silver)
Code: SSXR919
Length 2mm, Hole 0.9mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Gold-Lustered Green Tea
Code: TBRD8-457
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-78-1516+
$2.17$2.01$1.86
Qty>
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 8/0 Apollo
Code: TBRD8-Y851
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.42$3.16$2.93
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Lustered Light Gray
Code: TBRD8-112
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.14$1.05$0.97
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Nickel
Code: TBRD8-711
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$3.03$2.80$2.60
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Red Brown
Code: TBRD11-46
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28$1.18$1.08
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Light Gold
Code: TBRD11-22F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.27$1.17
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Brown
Code: TBRD11-46F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.44$1.32$1.22
Qty>
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 Silver-Lined Dark Gold
Code: TBRD11-22C
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.23$1.13$1.04
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Color-Lined Peridot Lustered
Code: TBRD11-1046
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33$1.23$1.13
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Crystal
Code: TBRD11-21F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.27$1.17
Qty>
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 11/0 Silver-Lined Smokey Topaz
Code: TBRD11-34
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.23$1.13$1.04
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Dark Gold
Code: TBRD11-22CF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.27$1.17
Qty>

Alternate Components

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
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
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
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
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
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
Code: TBRD11-2152S
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.40$2.22$2.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Black
Code: 5810-BLK6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.10$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Crystal Pearl Bright Gold
Code: 5810-BGOLD6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.10$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Dark Green
Code: 5810-DKGRN6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.10$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Dark Grey
Code: 5810-GRYDK6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.10$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Crystal Pearl Gold
Code: 5810-GOLD6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.10$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Czech Glass Druk Beads Gold and Smoky Topaz Luster 6mm (50 Pack)
Code: DRUKS-LS-GST6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.00$2.78$2.57
Qty>
Czech Glass Druk Beads Green Luster 6mm (50 Pack)
Code: DRUKS-LS-GRN6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.48$2.30$2.13
Qty>
Bali Silver Tiny Granulated Bead Cap
Code: BBC0003
Diameter 4mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.79$0.72$0.66
Qty>
Elements of Style
Code: BOOK-157
Price: $22.95
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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