Tuesday, April 23, 2013

How to Make Bird’s Nest Jewelry Tutorials

Perfect for spring, and ideal for Mother’s Day, there’s nothing quite like a beaded bird’s nest pendant. They are quite possibly the cutest things you can make with wire, and offer so many fun possibilities for personalizing jewelry. You can make them sentimental with Swarovski birthstones, pretty with pearls, and make realistic looking eggs with turquoise or Picasso finish glass.

Although a pendant is the most obvious place to put a little nest of bead eggs, they’re also great for earrings or bracelet charms. Larger versions of the wire wrapped bird’s nest can be made into brooches, and tiny nests make for sweet rings. Here are some fantastic tutorials for making your own bird’s nest jewelry.

A classic three-egg nest with a neat wrap,
by Sarah Ortega.

A more organic look with wire twists,
by Cathe Holden at Just Something I Made.

Even more fun, add a leaf for cute earrings in this tutorial from Artbeads.com.

If you prefer hooks to pliers, these bird's nest earrings
by Mrs. Micawber are made with crochet.

This neat and tidy bird's nest project from
This Lil Piglet lets the beads shine.

A perfect imitation of robin's eggs,
by Beadaholique.

The shape of the beads and number of wraps create a very realistic nest
in this tutorial from A Single Sunbeam.

Wider wraps and loose tension provide a more airy nest
in this pendant project from The Wired Tree.

This tutorial on Lisa's Craft Blog includes tips
for embellishing a pendant with charms, chain, or ribbon.

If you’re not into the simple pendant-and-chain look, or you want a little more challenge, these jewelry projects would make the perfect backdrop for a beaded bird’s nest or two.

Precious Petals Vintaj Earrings by FusionBeads.com.

Decoupage Bird Bracelet Tutorial by Retro Cafe Art Gallery.

Birds Fly Necklace Project
by AuntiesBeads.com.

Birds Nest Bracelet Tutorial
by HandmadeFashionJewellery.com.

And I couldn't resist including this adorable
upcycled bird's nest ring tutorial by SaltTree.

Have you tried the wire-wrapped bird's nest technique before? What’s your favorite type of bead to use in your nests?

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  1. Haven't tried making a birds nest yet, but these tutorials look awfully tempting. Will check them out. Thanks, Morti!

  2. the birthstones of each of my 4 sons, in round crystals or other beads, make for a cute nest that represents my own "nest". :)


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