Birds Nest Necklace Tutorial

I've wanted a bird's nest necklace for quite some time and after seeing many different posts on how to make one, I decided to finally give it a try. Here's how to make your own... with measurements :) Or, you can skip the tutorial and just buy one from me here.

Materials Needed
*120 inches of jewelry wire (I used 22 gauge. The lower the number, the thicker the wire - aka the more difficult it is to bend and manipulate.)
*Beads (I used 6mm sized beads. The larger the mm number, the larger the bead)
*Wire Cutters
*Jump ring (optional)
*Necklace chain

Thread the beads onto the wire and thread the wire back through the beads to secure them as shown below. Pull the wire end tight.

Hold onto the beads. I usually hold them with my thumb and index and middle finger which I tried to demonstrate in this next photo.

Hold the beads and wrap the wire around them in a circle. If you are having a hard time with the wire staying, you are wrapping too tightly and need to loosen your wrapping. As you wrap more, you can wrap tighter. Here’s what it looks like after you’ve done it a few times.

Continue to wrap the beads in this fashion until you are happy with the fullness of the nest.

Take the wire, and thread it in the space between the beads, from the front of the nest to the back as shown.

Wrap around in the same spot, from front to back about 3 or 4 times.

Do this again in 1 or 2 more sections of the nest.

Once you have completed your last looped section, thread the wire through the jump ring. If you do not have a jump ring, just form a loop with the wire and wrap the wire around the bottom of the loop a few times to close it off.

Wrap around the wire below the jump ring to secure it.

Cut the wire if needed and crimp the end down so the wearer doesn’t get poked with it. Enjoy!

If you would like to purchase a necklace from me, I would appreciate your business!! Click here or click on a picture below :)


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