I’m not a very crafty person. But once in a blue moon, I get itch to make something. These birds nest necklaces are very simple to make. You can make it larger or smaller, depending on the sizes of the beads, number of beads, number of loops, and the thickness of the wire.
These are the materials I used:
- 1-4 beads
- 24-gauge wire
- metal clasp
Round nose pliers are very helpful, but not essential. You can use plastic or glass beads or even pearls. I’ve heard of people going to the thrift store or garage sales and buying old necklaces, just to use the beads in their own projects. Formal instructions aren’t really necessary. Just make a little not or hook at the end of the wire and then string on the three beads. Wrap around the beads, constantly guiding and bending the wire into a circular shape. Once a enough revolutions have been made and the thickness of the nest is to your liking, wrap the wire perpindicular to the circle three to four times and then cross the wire over to another side (via the bottom of the nest) and wrap it perpendicular. Do this one more time. The perpendicular wrapping just secures the loops and makes it look neat. Trim the wire and tuck it somewhere into nest. Take the little clasp and open it with your nails or some pliers. Secure it to one of the loops from the backside of the nest. This will be the top. Thread a chain through the clasp. That’s it!
I’ve seen these before in an antique shop. I almost bought one too. I guess I’ll have to try this out. Thanks, ErLin!