Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Daily DIY: Bird's Nest Pendant

I saw this on a blog the other night and pinned it right away
knowing that the little ladies and I would love this project
(since that first sighting, I'm seeing them everywhere now!).
It's pretty simple and takes less than 30 minutes to make...
even with little helpers wanting to do everything themselves.

Here's what you'll need:

Jewelry wire (ours is Vintage natural brass)
Beads (whatever color you'd like your eggs to be)

Note:
I kept the wire attached to the spindle and began in the middle
since I had no idea how much wire I would need.
I would suggest a length of 24 to 36 inches.

Begin by sticking your wire through one bead and wrapping through once more;
do this again with each bead.
Once wrapped through, stick the wire through all three beads forming a triangle.
From here, wrap the wire around and in and out of the beads
beginning to form a little nest.

From here, take one side of the wire and form a loop 
and then secure by wrapping around the formed nest and twisting several times.
Continue wrapping in and out of the nest;
secure end piece by wrapping or twisting.

And TADA! 
The end results should look something like this.
We have some pretty vintage fabric that we're going make a 
little necklace out of.

A perfect little accessory for Spring!

3 comments:

  1. a good friend made me one for christmas.... i adore it. yours are cute, & i love that your girls had fun, too!

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  2. I will hire your girls to make me some for petie mae jewelry! Is that child labor?

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