Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Super sweet acorn necklaces
Are they just the cutest, sweetest lil' nature necklaces ever, or what? Of course I found the pattern on Margaret Oomen's blog, Resurrection Fern. My new favorite place to hang out because it is the most beautiful and inspiring web site.
I am such a craft nerd that two weeks ago, while walking home from school with the kids (and Ross was along too), I made them all detour into the park (even though we had soccer practice in a half hour)to collect acorns. Ross was of course shaking his head the whole time, but he found me the most. :-) He always pretends that my incessant crafting drives him nuts, but really, he is my best enabler. (He loves to make things just as much as I do and usually he tries to take over my craft to show me a "better way"). Are we the only nerdy couple that argues over crafting styles?
Okay, I digress, here are some of the acorns we collected.
I did hot glue all the caps on the acorns because they fell off pretty easy and I could envision major drama later on if the necklaces lost their caps while the maniacs were wearing them. Then I followed Margaret's pattern and voila.....
Working with crochet thread is new to me and still a bit of a challenge to keep the tension right and make those tiny "bowls" for the necklaces. The rainbow thread is #10, the metallic thread #5 and the pink and red were #5, all Aunt Lydia's crochet thread. It was definitely worth it.
Doesn't it make you want to run out and find some acorns right now? Better hurry, the squirrels are packing up!