Friday, May 24, 2013

Spring Bird's Nests

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 You can view the tutorial here.

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  1. These are so cute. I've been intending to try one myself, but haven't gotten around to it. I'll check out the tutorial on Fusionbeads. Thanks.

    1. I also found that 20ga wire looked better than 22ga, but it does create a larger nest. I wish you good luck and would love to see your creations when your done!


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