Sunday, April 17, 2011

Scrap Box Sunday: Wire Bird's Nests

You may have noticed the absence of Friday Favourites this weeks - sorry about that! Instead of being super fun, it's been a bit of a push to actually get it done. So I've decided that I'll do party features with the Link Party post on Sundays, and any other things I want to share, I share randomly on a non-post day. I still want to share lots of my favourite things with you, but this will take the pressure off. Hope that suits you all! <3 

OK, on with today's tutorial! 

Sometimes a bandwagon comes along that I want to jump on to. I think the wire bird's nests that people are making are just gorgeous! So here's how I made mine.


What you need:

* Jewellery wire
* 3 coordinating beads
* Wire pliers & cutters

 

Different combinations of wire colour, wire thickness and beads will of course give you different outcomes! Experiment and find out what you like best!


What to do:

Thread three beads onto the end of your wire. 


Twist the end into a loop so your three beads are secure.


Twist your wire around several times until your bird's nest is as wide and thick as you like.


Thread the end of the wire through the centre of your beads and around to the outside a few times to hold everything firmly in place. Now you should have something like this:


The black wire was quite stiff and difficult to work with, and I decided that I didn't actually like the black wire and Czech crystal look after all, so I made a few more that I like much better. Here I only looped around the outside a few times, and it looks much neater. I like this better.


I also took the end of my wire and made a loop so now the bird's nest can be used as a charm on earrings or a necklace.

 

This is perhaps my favourite! I love the copper coloured wire:


So there you have it! Wire bird's nests, just in time for Easter!


5 comments:

Janlynn said...

Great tutorial. You make it look doable. Thanks for hosting the parties.

Jill said...

Very pretty - and so simple too! Surely I can make one of these!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Felicia said...

Adorable!!

Would love for you to share at my link party!
http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/calling-all-crafters-3rd-edition.html

Jennifer said...

So cute!! The copper is my fav too!

Luci said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I bought one of these and now can see that I could have made it myself! Can I link to this on my blog, Thymely Stitches and grab a picture too? Thanks!

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