Mighty Little Acorns Necklace & Earrings Pattern
- Learn how to make an acorn necklace and DIY beaded earrings with this herringbone stitch beading tutorial.
- 17-page tutorial - each page has 8 photos with detailed step-by-step instructions that will hold your hand every step of the way, including finishing off to size.
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Acorn Necklace & DIY Beaded Earrings Herringbone Stitch Beading Tutorial #160
This simple beading pattern will teach you how to easily make these awesome little acorn earrings and matching necklace. Acorns are revered in many cultures as a symbol of potential, luck, and strength (from a tiny acorn the mighty oak grows). We love acorns and are thrilled to have figured out how to make them so we can wear and enjoy them all year (especially throughout fall and the holidays).
The acorns are formed using a herringbone stitch, and while we show every step in detail, we would not recommend this project as a first time beading project. The acorns measure approximately 1” tall by 0.75” wide (2.5 x 1.9 cm) and can be made in natural colors for a realistic look or fun colors for a little bit of whimsy. With over 120 high-resolution photos and easy to follow step-by-step directions, you'll have a stunning acorn necklace and/or earrings sure to spread autumn and holiday cheer to all. Thank you for shopping Simple Bead Patterns, and bead happy!
DIY jewelry making beading pattern by Cara & Lane Landry
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- Chain nose pliers and a crimper tool
- Flush cutter
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