Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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bird's nest pendant

This sweet little wire bird’s nest can be filled with your favorite springtime colors that can be worn with your favorite spring outfits as a reminder of the birth and renewal of spring.
Step 1

Cut 36" - 48" [91.4 cm - 121.9 cm] of beadalon 22 gauge tarnish resistant silver wire or work from the spool.

Step 2

Thread three beads onto the end of the wire.

Step 3

Use chain nose pliers to create a small hook on the end of the wire.

Step 4

Position the beads into a triangular formation and place the hook over the tail of the wire exiting the last bead. Use pliers to close the hook.

Step 5

Wrap the wire around the beads several times to create a “nest” around the beads, leaving a 12" [30.48 cm] tail.
TIP: If working from the spool, trim the wire, leaving yourself a 12" [30.5 cm] tail.

Step 6

Take the tail of the wire and wrap around the bundle of wires three times.

Step 7

Create two more wraps around the nest, equally spaced from each other.

Step 8

With the last wire wraps, create a wrapped looped with round nose pliers as you are wrapping around the wires.

Step 9

Trim the tail of the wire.

Step 10

Thread the pendant onto chain or other stringing material.

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