I'm sure many of you have seen the wire wrapped bird's nests floating around the web. I was dying to make some of these adorable pendants, so I found a great tutorial and went to town! It was harder than it looked at first, but after about four ugly "practice" nests, I finally got the hang of it.
These look great as pendants on a delicate silver chain, but they also work great incorporated into more complex jewelry designs.
There are many tutorials on the web for making these cute little nests, each one slightly different, with a new tip or technique. I browsed through many, but the best one I found for myself was by fusionbeads.com. You can view the tutorial here.
Photo from Fusionbeads.com