Thanksgiving will likely look a little different this year than in years past, but we can still make our celebrations of thankfulness festive and merry! Try adding some adorable handmade acorns to a beaded napkin ring when you set your table - I bet it will put an added extra smile on everyone's faces! I made two versions of the acorns - you can find one version with pre-made bead caps here in the Beadalon Learning Center. I loved the look so much, I also made my own bead caps with the Captastic Mandrels for the Conetastic Tool by Sandra Lupo!
Bracelet Sized Memory Wire
24 gauge Artistic Wire
Large oval or round beads
Small round beads
6mm rounds and size 8 seed beads (or beads of your choice) for the memory wire ring
Measure out 3.5 coils of memory wire and turn a loop in one end.
String on an alternating pattern of one seed bead and one 6mm bead until you have filled 3 loops of the memory wire.
Turn a loop on the other end of the memory wire to hold all of the beads in place.
STEP 4 – make the acorns
Chose a round Conetastic Cap Mandrel to make a bead caps for the beads. Check out this video for more information on the Conetastic!
STEP 5 - Make 2
Cut about a 3 inch (7.6 cm) length of 24 gauge wire and make a knotted head pin. Click here to learn how to make a knotted headpin. Thread onto the head pin: one small bead, one large bead, one bead cap. Turn a wrapped loop at the top of the bead cap.
Open a jump ring and pick up one leaf and attach it to the loop on one end of the memory wire. Repeat to add one acorn, one leaf, one acorn and one leaf.
Watch the whole process on the Facebook Live Replay - be sure to set your reminders to join us live every Thursday at 2 pm EST. Also follow Beadalon on all of the socials, and be sure to join the Jewelry Making With Beadalon Facebook Group and share your creations!
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Beading!