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How to… Make a Bird Nest Necklace

| October 28, 2011 | 34 Comments
Another lovely How To Guest Post for you this week – Bird Nest Necklaces – or jewellery for beginners as I like to think of it!! I love this wonderfully pretty guest post from Sarah. Sarah has a wonderful blog called Sarah Ortega with lots of wonderful photographs but also lots of great DIY and craft ideas.. always worth a good nosey around. I particularly like the “jewellery display frame” idea she has – so quirk and fun and added it to Pinterest! I also love her homemade magnets… and they are SO on my very long to do list!

A really lovely blog worth exploring…

In the meantime, Sarah shares her wonderfully creative Bird Nest pendants… wouldn’t these make a lovely gift for someone?

I have been seeing a lot of bird nest jewelry around lately. They are beautiful and I love the trend so I thought I would try making my own. These turned out to be really easy to make and require just a few simple supplies. This necklace would make a lovely Mother’s day gift, which just happens to be coming up this weekend!

What you’ll need:
– Jewelry wire (I prefer using a 24 gage because it is easier to manipulate but the 20 gage can work well too with the help of some round nose pliers)
– pearls or glass beads
– necklace chain
– jump ring and a clasp

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Select the beads you want, string them onto your wire and arrange them as you’d like.

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then simply wrap the wire around the beads

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wrap some wire in the space between each bead (I like the look of three loops but you could just do one or two if you prefer)

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this is what the back looked like. (In the other necklaces I attached a jump ring but on this one I just formed a loop with the wire.)

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now attach a jump ring and a clasp to the end of a necklace chain
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and this is what you end up with :)

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I love how each one is so different

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just to show you the difference between the 20 and 24 gage…
the two on the right were made with 20 gage wire and on the left is the 24.
The 24 gage is definitely easier to work with and manipulate and I like the delicate look of it but I also like the thicker look of the 20 gage
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I think this one is my favorite
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**Update: you can now purchase my bird nest necklaces via my online Etsy shop, poppy & pine. Cheers and happy shopping!
Aren’t they simply gorgeous? Will you have a go at making your own jewellery now? Go on…
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  1. Salma says:

    love it! Sharing it!

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Oooh lovely! Thank you!!!

  3. Esther says:

    Pinning it! So simple and beautiful!

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Aah fab, thank you! And yes, I think it is a stunning Guest post!

  5. I love doing wirework and these designs are gorgeous, will definitely be giving it a go. Thanks :)

  6. Carolina J. says:

    I love it too! Absolutely beautiful!

  7. Michelle says:

    OOOOOH I love these thanks so much for the tutorial, can’t wait to try it!

  8. Liz Burton says:

    These are so beautiful. I’m really really impressed.

    Stunning photography too. Thanks for sharing x

  9. Judy says:

    Those are so pretty! How hard would it be to make earrings like this?

  10. Amanda says:

    These are beautiful! Can’t wait to make them as gifts for Christmas :)
    thanks for sharing!

  11. mummiafelice says:

    These are gorgeous! What a clever idea!

  12. love love love these pendants, maybe it’s finally time for me to make some! thanks for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  13. Kimberly says:

    Wow, I had no idea they so easy to make. I just might to take a crack at those this weekend. Thanks!

  14. Seaweed & Raine says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. I have been wanting to make one of these for a while (I saw them on the web months ago and couldn’t remember where I saw it when I next wanted it).

  15. Red Ted Art says:

    Ooh how fabulous that Sarah agreed to guest post it here then! Yay!

  16. Yoka says:

    Just beautiful I love it.
    You inspire me to give this a try.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  17. Lora says:

    Love it! Is there any way you can make ear rings to match it ?

  18. Mary Buttons says:

    They’re great, would love a broach to match!

  19. Lidia Zuniga says:

    Que hermoso, facil y elegante!

  20. Ashley says:

    What a perfect jewelry project for spring! This is also a great way to use up bauble odds and ends because each egg can be different!

    I’ve actually featured this project on my own blog here if you want to check it out (linking back to this page of course!): http://www.ashleypicanco.com/pinspiration-monday-5-diy-spring-decor-crafts/

    Thanks for sharing such a cute idea!

  21. alex hernandez says:

    lovely so nice of you to share

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