Oh, the number of acorns that slipped from my grasp. I had no idea how precious acorn adornments could be. I thought I'd hit the mother-lode with three Victorian carved moonstone acorn fobs or charms. There was nothing else out there like them. I bid accordingly high...only to be sniped in the last seconds.
Other failed bids followed, on bog-oak-acorn earrings, vegetable-ivory (tagua nut) acorn needle cases, acorn treens. Here, see some for yourself.
In the end, I did find a listing for four acorn treens. I bid on them without realizing it was eBay U.K. and that the people auctioning the treens didn't ship to the U.S. Then I won the auction. The seller was so kind to actually ship them to me. I also found a great brass spring locket. Now to decide which one my buddy wants. One of these? Or continue the quest?
|three wood acorn treens; one tagua-nut acorn treen|
|tagua nut treen on the left is pretty chipped and would be |
harder to fashion a bale for
|inside of brass spring locket--|
springs keep it closed
I'm also thinking of adding an inner, slightly shorter chain to the necklace with a smaller acorn button or charm.