These cute bird’s nest charms are just perfect for spring! I created mine as pendants, but they could just as easily be turned into keychains or just decorative charms for an Easter basket or centerpiece. I think these necklaces would also make a sweet gift for a baby shower. You could use plain pearls for a more classic look, or choose the mother-to-be’s favorite color.

Time Needed 
1 to 2 hours
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Skill Level 
Intermediate

Step-by-Step Tutorial Read

Materials
  • Project Yield 
    2 to 3 necklaces
  • Time Needed 
    1 to 2 hours
  • Skill Level 
    Intermediate
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    Gather your materials. You can use all the same color bead, or mix it up!
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    Cut the jewelry wire about 30 inches in length.
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    String 3 beads on the wire. Make a notch at the end of the wire and begin bending the wire so that the beads gather in the middle of your nest.
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    Bend and turn the wire to create a nest shape. At every turn, weave the end of the wire it in and out so every loop of the nest is secure.
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    It doesn't matter which way you bend the wire because the messier it is the more “nest-like” it looks. Keep going until you’re happy with how your nest looks.
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    To create a loop for the necklace chain, cut a 3 inch piece of wire. Using your pliers, attach one end to the nest, form a loop and twist it until it is secure.
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    Cut your chain to the desired length. I like long necklaces so I cut my chain about 20 inches long. Add a jump ring to each end of the chain followed by a spring ring to complete your clasp.
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    Your necklace is complete!

Bird's Nest Charms

$20.00
Kit Yield 
2 to 3 necklaces
What's Included
Artistic Wire Dispenser
Jewelry Basics Pearl and Crystal Bead Mix 7mm-10mm 44/Pkg
Jewelry Basics Pearl/Crystal Bead Mix 10mm & 12mm 44/Pkg
Idea-Ology Jump Rings 75/Pkg
Jewelry Basics Metal Findings 26/Pkg
Jewelry Basics Metal Chain 1/Pkg
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