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One Acorn Necklace

About this design:

The acorn serves as a statement of strength, potential in life, and perseverance. This necklace is a really easy way to give someone something meaningful without having to express it with words.

What you’ll need:

  • 18" finished sterling silver chain
  • 1 Grace lamp work glass acorn
  • a couple sterling silver slides

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
This is probably the easiest necklace I have made yet! String on your acorn, then holding both sides of the chain together, slip on the sterling silver "slides" (tube & o ring), dropping them down to the acorn. If you can't get your clasp on the chain through the "slides", remove the clasp using the same technique as opening and closing a jump ring. Then simply re-attach the clasp. That's it!

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Ali, this is a very pretty necklace. What a great design. I love how you used the silver chain (as opposed to say, brass); it seems to highlight a blue color I see in the acorn’s cap.
    Love the gift idea! Thank you :)

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I have the Eucalyptus acorn sitting on my table still waiting for a design to formalize… Maybe this is it! :) Love this! I have a friend who’s husband is a captain in the Navy and oak leaves (acorns, too??) symbolize an officer’s wife. I was looking for something to make for her for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Just in process of making a necklace with its brother, love the simplicity of this one :D

  4. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    So simple and sweet. Makes for an easy days work…gotta love that!

    Happy Thaksgiving Everyone.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


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    Pamela V says:

    Saw your necklace yesterday and knew I had to have it, am ordering all the components today, my very first jewelry making challenge! If successful, I will make them for my two best friends. Thanks for including the symbolism of the acorn.

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    Altered Artist says:

    This is wonderful. I’m going to give it a try but instead of the lampwork acorn I now have a use for all the big fat acorns from my 100 year old oak tree that I’ve collected. A little epoxy to the cap and wire the acorn and I should be good to go. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Lily Cat
    Lily Cat says:

    Simple with adorable! Cute!

  9. Jbeadz
    Jbeadz says:

    Simple and pleasing~ :D

  10. orangecat
    orangecat says:

    What a scathingly brilliant idea!!!

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