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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