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I love using natural elements in my jewelry designs. This fall, I could not go anywhere without stepping on acorns from all the oak trees around Savannah. Upon closer inspection, I noticed they were different shapes and sizes.  I knew I needed to make them into jewelry. The colors varied from light brown to rust but I wanted to make them look more like metal so I coated them with metallic paint and then sprayed on a protective coating. This added an extra layer of hardness to the acorn tops. I used a bead reamer to make a whole in the top of the cap and then added beads to represent the acorn bottom. Pearls and round beads in fall colors worked well. My favorite designs are these lariats using two jasper stones with metal leaf drop and tourmaline as accents.

Acorn lariat short

Acorn lariat close up

Acorn lariat



  1. Hi Liz, I really love the acorn necklaces and I know you know I’m gonna ask…. can you make a anklet with a couple acorns on it even with the rope to tie it?
    Lavetta 💛

      • archipelagojewelry
      • Posted March 26, 2018 at 11:18 am
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      Hey Lavetta! I was thinking about you recently. I can put a couple on leather cord for you to tie. Let me see what I can come up with and I will send you a photo.

        • archipelagojewelry
        • Posted April 11, 2018 at 7:09 pm
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        Lavetta. Send me you email address.

        • archipelagojewelry
        • Posted April 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm
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        My email is

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