I gathered these acorns from my niece's garden. I picked out two which were almost identical and painted them with pure silver paste over and over again, letting the caps dry in between each coat. After 10 coats I let the acorn caps dry. They were then placed in the kiln and fired for 2 hours at 1645 degrees. The organic acorn cap burned away leaving the outer shell of silver. I drilled a hole in the top of the silver acorn cap. I burnished the cap with 24K gold foil in places to give it a shimmer and painted on some patina for color. Fusing the silver and gold foil is a process called Keum boo.
I created a pearl dangle to hang from the top of the cap.
These are organic looking and charming with the pearl dangle. They are great for evening wear or everyday wear.
Dimensions : 2 and 1/2 inches long from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the pearl dangle. Sterling silver ear wires. These can be switched to comfortable sterling silver clip ons for and additional charge.