Tea Light Holder
This tea light holder is made with black walnut shell slices and silicon and copper rings. It is perfect for that rustic look. It is made with a 4 oz. mason jar with glass tea light holder insert and a gingham check black and tan fabric with a cotton ribbon. The walnut ring is removable with a spring chain.
I gather the walnuts as they fall in early October. They are washed, dried and cured for 3 weeks before I start cutting them into various shapes and patterns. Nothing is wasted, the walnut meat is either enjoyed by my family or given to the birds and critters on my property.
Making many different items out of Black Walnut Shells is an old folk art which I have brought back to life. Hat bands, belts, scarf buttons, candle holders, jar decorations, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, trivets, and coasters are just some examples of things they can be used for.