Friday, May 13, 2011

Bird's Nest Necklace

For Mother's Day we made each of our mom's a bird's nest necklace. I'd never made one before but it looked easy enough and the nice woman at Bead Monkey even printed off the directions that they use when they teach a class of making them.

Wire (24 g.)
Metal loop
Necklace chain

First I made a spiral with the wire. After starting the spiral with a needle-nose pliers I held the spiral between my fingers as I kept wrapping the wire around.

After the spiral was large enough to fit the beads on it, I added the beads to the wire. I bent the wire in a loop so the beads lay flat on the spiral.

Then I just kept wrapping the wire around the beads to form the bird's nest. While doing this I looped the wire through the little metal loop so that I could put the finished nest onto a chain.

I had started off with 24 inches of wire but I think that the directions were meant for thicker wire. I ended up adding another 20 inches or so.

As I wrapped the wire around I kind of pushed the wire together to form the nest.

I put the charms on the necklaces and they were all ready to mail to our mom's for Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!


  1. Thanks for this tut! I've wanted to make one of these for a long time:)

  2. I'm the happy mom that received the 5 pearl nest necklace. I just love it! Thanks so much for the WONDERFUL Mothers day gift!!!
    love mom

  3. De nada Mom - I'm glad you like the necklace. :-)

  4. Oooh they are so pretty! I really want one after baby number three gets here! Great job!

    Deviantly Domesticated Team

  5. Very cute! One question though, I made a these for my sisters and sis-in-laws. I can't figure out how to get them to stay straight on the necklace though. Any tips?



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