Bird Nest Charm

May 9, 2011

I’ve been notic­ing a lot of bird nest charms being cre­at­ed late­ly and thought I would give mak­ing one a try over the week­end. It’s not per­fect, yet not too bad for a first attempt either. So you have a ref­er­ence point this charm is about the size of a quar­ter. The cre­ative process is pret­ty sim­ple… just thread a bead for each child in your fam­i­ly onto 26 gauge wire (I used 24 gauge but think the 26 would look nicer), twist the wire near the beads to secure them in place, then just wrap the wire around and around and around the beads until you get the birds nest to the size you like. I then cut two pieces of wire to about 2 inch­es in length and wrapped them around the nest at the top and bot­tom, twist­ing the ends togeth­er on each piece to secure the wire in place. I attached a pen­dant back­ing using E600 but you can attach a jump ring through the wire at the top if you want, you don’t have to attach a back­ing.

I hope you give this a try. You can make your nest smooth, or thread the wire in and out with slight bends here and there… there real­ly is no right or wrong way to cre­ate these nests. Just enjoy the process.

Sup­plies Used: 24 Gauge Wire, Beads, E600, Wire Cut­ters

And the win­ners of the Nation­al Scrap­book Day mini album are Glo­ria Bau­res and Kathi Kraft. Con­grats ladies. Email me your mail­ing address and I will get your mini album kit in the mail ASAP.

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