Saturday, June 6, 2015

Weekend DIY: Bird nest necklace

Hey there!
   I'm kind of behind on my posting so I thought I'd do a quick little DIY. This one is super easy and fast enough to whip up in an hour or so. I know there are a ba-zillion of these nest necklaces out there but they're so cute and easy! So here you go!

You will need:
Wire cutters
Thin gauge wire in any color
Three round beads
Necklace chain

Step One:  Without cutting the wire, string on your three beads, leaving a tail about an inch or two long. Twist the wire so that your beads bunch together forming a triangle.

Step Two: Now bend both the wires toward the back of the beads and start coiling around the beads. It can be as tight or loose as you want just depending on the look you're going for.

Step Three: Okay, now for the fun part! Cut off the wire leaving a good long tail, about 6 inches or more, start weaving the tail in and out and all around the coils. A random pattern is usually the best option. Keep going until the nest is as full as you want. Don't forget to do some in the back under the beads too.

Step Four: Keep it up! Once you are happy with how your nest looks make a little loop with the wire tail and secure into the back behind the beads. This will be for stringing the necklace. Bend up the edges to give it a bowl shape and string on your chain.

                               And you're done! Easy right?! Now go show off your new bling!

                                                                     Thanks for reading!


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