There are some enablers out there, people that know my love for acorns, who send me links. I have also managed to find several on my own. I just keep bookmarking & wishlisting, because when finances improve, I'll be doing some shopping!
First, no $ involved: I've been wanting to do felted acorns for ages (I received one of the bags pictured at the link), but finding large enough acorn caps was an issue. John and I went acorn-hunting many times last fall, and found tiny, kind of pathetic, acorns. For a county named after the tree, Oakland county offered little by way of decent-sized acorns! Last week, on a walk down our new road, we found evidence of HUGE acorns. Obviously the nuts themselves would be no good for display, but the caps were in abundance. So now I have a supply of caps to work with the next time I get around to needle-felting.
On to the shopping (Etsy links will likely point to a sold item, but you can click on the seller and see what's available now):
- Wide Silver Oak Ring
- Candy Dish (she does them in chartreuse!)
- Acorn MP3 Player (I have to say, I desperately want one of these!)
- Steel Oak Leaf Key Chain
- Steel Acorn Necklace
- Steel Acorn Keyring (I have and love)
- Wooden Spinning Top
- Hand-carved Stamp
- Acorn tassles on knitted loafers
- Rusted Acorn (scroll down the page)
*Same store also has doorknockers: style 1 and style 2.