NuttierThanASquirrel

handmade acorn jewelry + adornments

New Orleans, Louisiana On Etsy since 2014

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NuttierThanASquirrel

handmade acorn jewelry + adornments

New Orleans, Louisiana | 1,089 Sales

Announcement    Nuttier Than A Squirrel ♥ Handmade in New Orleans, LA. 𝐻𝑜𝓁𝒾𝒹𝒶𝓎 𝒪𝓇𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝒟𝑒𝒶𝒹𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑒𝓈 are below.

Physical Location
Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective | 822 Chartres St - New Orleans, LA 70116

Hours
Friday - Sunday 11a - 7p
Weekdays 12p - 6p
Closed Wednesdays
"Where every day is Halloween"



𝒫𝐿𝐸𝒜𝒮𝐸, help us by choosing gifts a bit earlier this year. Online orders are taking a longer to arrive than normal ... because well, it's 2020. We expect further postal delays as we roll into the gift giving season. ⁠Please understand that we are not able to rush orders that are received after these deadlines.

𝓗𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓞𝓻𝓭𝓮𝓻 𝓓𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓼⁠ (Made to Order)
Hanukkah⁠. 1st Class - Nov 18 | Priority - Nov 20⁠
⁠Yule⁠. 1st Class - Nov 29 | Priority - Nov 30
⁠Christmas (International)⁠. Global Post - Nov 16
⁠Christmas (Domestic). 1st Class - Dec 2 | Priority - Dec 3

𝓗𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓞𝓻𝓭𝓮𝓻 𝓓𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓼⁠ (Ready to Ship)
Hanukkah⁠. 1st Class - Nov 25 | Priority - Nov 27⁠
⁠Yule⁠. 1st Class - Dec 6 | Priority - Dec 7
⁠Christmas (International)⁠. Global Post - Nov 23
⁠Christmas (Domestic). 1st Class - Dec 9 | Priority - Dec 10

INTERNATIONAL
* NOTE: Customs and Local Postal Offices may delay packages. These delays are outside of our control. Please allow at least 3 weeks for shipping. This is in addition to our production time (noted in each listing). For faster shipping, please upgrade to USPS Priority Mail, which typically takes 6-10 business days.



Let's Connect! Find me everywhere @nuttierthanasquirrel.
Instagram | www.instagram.com/NuttierThanASquirrel
Facebook | www.facebook.com/NuttierThanASquirrel
Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/chrystalnause
Website | www.chrystalnause.com

Follow along with my adventures on Instagram @nuttierthanasquirrel and use the hashtag #nuttierthanasquirrel to submit images of your handmade acorns.

Also, check out our other shops:
Uruz Metals (the hubby) | www.uruzmetals.etsy.com
Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective | www.darkmatteroddities.etsy.com
The Sweet Emulsion | www.thesweetemulsion.etsy.com [coming soon!]
bomb bombs | www.bombbombs.etsy.com [also coming soon!!]



Please visit my terms + policies page to help you answer any questions about the ordering process: www.etsy.com/shop/NuttierThanASquirrel/policy

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 21, 2020

Nuttier Than A Squirrel ♥ Handmade in New Orleans, LA. 𝐻𝑜𝓁𝒾𝒹𝒶𝓎 𝒪𝓇𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝒟𝑒𝒶𝒹𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑒𝓈 are below.

Physical Location
Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective | 822 Chartres St - New Orleans, LA 70116

Hours
Friday - Sunday 11a - 7p
Weekdays 12p - 6p
Closed Wednesdays
"Where every day is Halloween"



𝒫𝐿𝐸𝒜𝒮𝐸, help us by choosing gifts a bit earlier this year. Online orders are taking a longer to arrive than normal ... because well, it's 2020. We expect further postal delays as we roll into the gift giving season. ⁠Please understand that we are not able to rush orders that are received after these deadlines.

𝓗𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓞𝓻𝓭𝓮𝓻 𝓓𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓼⁠ (Made to Order)
Hanukkah⁠. 1st Class - Nov 18 | Priority - Nov 20⁠
⁠Yule⁠. 1st Class - Nov 29 | Priority - Nov 30
⁠Christmas (International)⁠. Global Post - Nov 16
⁠Christmas (Domestic). 1st Class - Dec 2 | Priority - Dec 3

𝓗𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓞𝓻𝓭𝓮𝓻 𝓓𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓼⁠ (Ready to Ship)
Hanukkah⁠. 1st Class - Nov 25 | Priority - Nov 27⁠
⁠Yule⁠. 1st Class - Dec 6 | Priority - Dec 7
⁠Christmas (International)⁠. Global Post - Nov 23
⁠Christmas (Domestic). 1st Class - Dec 9 | Priority - Dec 10

INTERNATIONAL
* NOTE: Customs and Local Postal Offices may delay packages. These delays are outside of our control. Please allow at least 3 weeks for shipping. This is in addition to our production time (noted in each listing). For faster shipping, please upgrade to USPS Priority Mail, which typically takes 6-10 business days.



Let's Connect! Find me everywhere @nuttierthanasquirrel.
Instagram | www.instagram.com/NuttierThanASquirrel
Facebook | www.facebook.com/NuttierThanASquirrel
Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/chrystalnause
Website | www.chrystalnause.com

Follow along with my adventures on Instagram @nuttierthanasquirrel and use the hashtag #nuttierthanasquirrel to submit images of your handmade acorns.

Also, check out our other shops:
Uruz Metals (the hubby) | www.uruzmetals.etsy.com
Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective | www.darkmatteroddities.etsy.com
The Sweet Emulsion | www.thesweetemulsion.etsy.com [coming soon!]
bomb bombs | www.bombbombs.etsy.com [also coming soon!!]



Please visit my terms + policies page to help you answer any questions about the ordering process: www.etsy.com/shop/NuttierThanASquirrel/policy

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About NuttierThanASquirrel

Sales 1,089
On Etsy since 2014

the busy little tree rat

Nuttier Than A Squirrel ♥ Handmade in New Orleans, LA

I'm anxious. If I had a totem animal, it would be a squirrel. This is not by choice, because I am pretty sure that they are the hairy version of rats.

Some time back, I made a few acorn earrings for my mom and sisters. They loved them, so I sold a few extra pairs to others during the holidays. I have a formal art degree (and now a Master’s in Anthropology, but we won’t talk about that), so I was a little reluctant to start making “crafty earrings”. But folks thought that they were the cutest things EVER…and kept insisting that I carry a line of my jewelry in their shops. So I gave in slowly…

Fast forward a bit. I've made tweaks to the process and have refined my process. My acorns are well made and designed with durability in mind. I also offer hand embossed earring cards (for my displays), gift boxes, and business cards.

I start by collecting real acorn cupules ("lids" or "caps" or "hats"). The cupules get cleaned up and then roasted a little to add a nice golden color. A durable clear coating is added to enhance the natural beauty of the acorn and to protect it from normal wear.

For earrings, each lid is paired with another that is similar. Those are strung with natural stone, mineral, or wooden beads (i.e., jasper, tiger's eye, malachite, etc.), which are also paired for coloration. I'm a fanatic about details and each earring is paired as closely as possible (some would call that perfectionism but I call it 'squirrelly').

I use sterling silver or niobium (a hypoallergenic alloy) ear wires. Pendants are hung on a waxed hemp cord (with a handmade clasp by Uruz Metals - www.etsy.com/shop/uruzmetals) or an Italian 18" silver foxtail chain (sterling silver plated in fine silver). Some of these chains are antiqued with a non-toxic patina.

My work is made from found, natural objects and built into wearable keepsakes. The materials I use have character and are inherently unique, and that is what I enjoy about working and creating with them. Although each object is described and photographed to the best of my ability, the sourcing of natural acorn cupules and stone/mineral beads often lends to each product bearing unique marks from Mother Nature.

I collect, create, photograph, and market everything all by myself. I guess I’m a bit of a Renaissance woman. Or maybe a busy little squirrel. And I drink lots, and lots of coffee.



Let's Connect! Find me everywhere @nuttierthanasquirrel.
Instagram | www.instagram.com/NuttierThanASquirrel
Facebook | www.facebook.com/NuttierThanASquirrel
Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/chrystalnause
Website | www.chrystalnause.com

Follow along with my adventures on Instagram @nuttierthanasquirrel and use the hashtag #nuttierthanasquirrel to submit images of your handmade acorns.

Also, check out our other shops:
Uruz Metals (the hubby) | www.uruzmetals.etsy.com
The Sweet Emulsion | www.thesweetemulsion.etsy.com [coming soon!]
bomb bombs | www.bombbombs.etsy.com [also coming soon!!]

Shop members

  • Chrystal

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    Hello! I’m Chrystal: owner, maker, + busy like a tree rat. I live in wonderful New Orleans with my husband and two dogs, Nola + Dredger. We love hiking and being inspired by nature!

  • Josh

    Technical Advisor, Assistant, Keeper Of The Sanity

    This is Josh (my husband): construction technical advisor, assistant + keeper of all sanity. He creates all the displays with reclaimed barn wood - they're gorgeous. He helps collect lids + later drills the "nut holes". www.etsy.com/shop/uruzmetals

  • Nola

    Morale Booster, Cuddler, Macaroni Noodle Dancin'

    This is Nola. She was named for the city we knew would eventually be our home. Nola is our sweet peanut + loves to entertain with her wiggly "macaroni noodle dance" or bartering for snacks with her myriad of tricks.

  • Dredger

    Bringer Of Chaos, Drool Machine

    This is Dredger. He is the newest member of the household. He likes to play in acorn lids, chase flies, + stomp Palmetto Bugs (a nice name for our giant flying cockroaches). Let's just say that he thrives in a world of chaos.

Local

Find nuttierthanasquirrel at the following upcoming markets!

  • Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective LLC
    Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective
    822 Chartres St
    NEW ORLEANS, LA

    Jul 21–Mar 29, 2021

    Oddities • Victorian Decor • Taxidermy • Esoteric & Occult ❊ Dark Matter Oddities is a small oddities shop in the historic French Quarter. We focus on both interesting antiques and handmade pieces from a collective of 20 different visual and taxidermy artists. We are an organization that champions artists who have little or no representation in brick and mortar venues. ❊ "Where every day is Halloween" ❊ Let's Connect! Facebook | www.facebook.com/darkmatteroddities ❊ Instagram | www.instagram.com/darkmatteroddities_nola ❊ Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/darkmatteroddities ❊ Website | www.darkmatteroddities.com ❊ Follow along on Instagram @darkmatteroddities_nola and use the hashtag #darkmatteroddities to submit images of your strange finds.

  • Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective
    Chartres & Madison
    NEW ORLEANS, LA

    Oct 3–Sep 30, 2021

    Purveyors of the Strange & Unusual • Handmade Art & Artisan Wares • Victorian Home Decor • Taxidermy • Esoteric & Occult Items ___ 822 Chartres St - New Orleans, LA 70116 ___ "Where every day is Halloween"

  • Small Business Saturday at Dark Matter Oddities
    Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective
    822 Chartres St
    NEW ORLEANS, LA

    Nov 28

    This holiday season, give the gift of handmade, one of a kind finds while also supporting locally owned small business! We're celebrating with some great sales + giveaway gifts! Open extended hours to allow for social distancing. Masks required. Maximum of 8 visitors at a time. || DISCOUNTS - 15% off Chrystal Nause Photography, Eric Clay Dean, Miette, Nuttier Than A Squirrel, Trista Musco (originals only), Uruz Metals - 15% off Black Moth Candles + Melts, plain Skulls + Entomology - $5 off Trista prints & rune decks - $1 off Trista stickers || FREE STUFF (while it lasts) - Purchases/Local Online Orders over $150: Oddities Mystery Box (retail $25) - Purchases/Local Online Orders over $300: Oddities Mystery Box (retail $60) - Receive a Krampus Card with a Trista original artwork purchase || FREE PICK-UP. Not comfortable with in-person shopping? Order online. Enter Code LOVENOLA for FREE Curbside or Instore Pickup. We'll contact you to arrange a time.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Wholesale purchases are available to qualifying retailers. My line sheet and wholesale terms can be provided upon request. I am not offering out products on consignment to non-local shops at this time. PRESS: For press and other inquiries, please feel free to email me!
nutty.squirrel.handmade [!at] gmail.com

Care instructions

Proper care of your purchase will ensure its long life. Use of a ultrasonic jewelry cleaner or harsh cleaning chemicals is not recommended due to the organic nature of the acorn cupule. We suggest that you use a silver polishing cloth; we use Sunshine Cloths to polish up silver on our jewelry. Nuttier Than A Squirrel is not responsible for damages caused to products through use.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Hand-embossed gift boxes are available for an upgrade with any purchase {www.etsy.com/listing/256029653}. If you'd like a special note added to your order, just let us know!

Custom and personalized orders

If you're interested in customizing any acorn, just let us know. We'll be happy to create something as unique as you are! We have used clients' own acorns, painted acorns, sourced different stones, created earrings with different hook styles, added clip-on findings to earrings, and lots more! Examples of our past custom work can be found at www.facebook.com/nuttierthanasquirrel.