Learn How to Make an Easy Wire Bird's Nest Pendant
A couple of months ago at Bead Fest Philadelphia, I agreed to do a wire jewelry-making demo for our friends at Parawire, and I knew that I needed to find a wire jewelry project that would be quick, easy, and used at least a couple of beads. So what else would I do? I picked up my pliers and started practicing my techniques for making itty bitty wire bird's nest pendants!
I love these pendants so much because there really is no wrong way to make them. Is your base really messy? No problem. There's no need to strive for perfection with these little beauties — nature in all her imperfections is already perfect!
These wire jewelry making components work great as pendants, bracelets, or even lightweight earrings. Enjoy!
- 4 feet of 22-gauge wire, dead soft (copper craft wire works well here, and comes in a nice variety of colors, too!)
- 3 white or cream 6mm crystal pearls or gemstone beads (make sure they'll slide over the tail end of your wire comfortably before you begin)
- Flush cutters
- Chain-nose pliers
- Round-nose pliers OR
- Combination pliers
Step by step instructions:
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More from the October/November 2014 issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry:
|Learn the basics of wire jewelry making with fully illustrated instructions and tutorials.|
|Make an armful of the beautiful Scheherazade Bangles using fibers, wire, and crystals.|