Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bird's Nest Necklace

This DIY is soooo easy, and I love the finished product. These necklaces are sweet and were a perfect gift for mother's day. I used beads that were birthstone colors, so that I could put a birthstone to represent each child in that mom's "nest". Here's how I made them:

You will need:
24 gauge jewelry wire
beads for your "eggs"

String the beads onto your wire.

Wrap the end of the wire around your beads so that they sit how you want them to look.

Continue wrapping wire from your spool around the beads until your "nest" is your desired thickness.

 Cut off the nest from your wire spool, leaving about a 6 inch length.

Using this spare wire, thread it through the inside of your nest, between two of your beads.

Pull it through the back and it should form a loop like this:

Continue this a few times (I like to make 3 or 4 loops) between each of your beads. You can do only one loop between each bead if you prefer.

You can now form a loop at the top using the same piece of wire, you will probably still have a little extra to cut off. If you want, you can use a jump ring instead of making a loop.

Aren't they so cute?!

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