Wire Nest Pendant

August 25, 2011, 14:30 pm  Posted by Lark
birds nest

The left image (from valleykatdesigns.blogspot) shows a bird's nest pendant using antiqued copper wire while the image on the right (from handmadeimpressions.blogspot) shows two different versions using silver wire.

A few friends have asked me if I’ve been “nesting” lately (since my first baby is due Jan. 6) and the answer is YES. Especially the last few weeks. I’ve been painting cute bunnies and teddy bears on canvas as well as cleaning/nesting…and in honor of that- I decided to make a nest pendant that I’ve seen occasionally in stores and on the internet. They’re super-cute and pretty easy to make.

Here’s what you’ll need:
1. 3 beads with a hole to run wire through  (pearls or turquoise or whatever you want)
2. Brass bronze-colored copper wire (or silver-colored) 26 gauge (or close) of about 5 feet
3. Flush cutter pliers or sturdy scissors
4. Round Nose Micro Pliers (if you don’t have them- you can use your fingers)
5. A pencil to wrap the wire around


Here’s a video that’s helped me figure out how to make it:

Hope this inspires you as much as it did me!


7 Responses

    InspiredNinja says:

    I feel inspired!

    InspiredNinja says:

    I feel inspired!

    Sarah says:

    Cute!  If I had an ounce of jewelry-making capability in me, I’d be all over making one.

    KarenB says:

    They’re lovely. And congratulations on your impending bundle of joy, Carol!

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