Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wire Bird Nest TUTORIAL

 Isn't it precious?  It is so dainty.  I love it!
 
Can you do it?  Yes, you can!  (I couldn't resist!)

I have seen these cute little bird nests everywhere & couldn't resist trying it myself.  This is what I used:

Kitchen Scissors (see I told you could use them for everything) 
craft wire
pearls
curly pliers (but I would say they are optional)

Cut a length of wire.
(the length I used was from my finger tip to my nose with my hand stretched out -I know, I am precise)
Put 3 pearls on with about 3 inches of wire sticking out.

  

Roll it up and cross the wires .

  

Twist it down to the end of the short piece of wire.



Roll the wire around about 5 or 6 times.


 Weave the end of the wire through different places around the nest.

 

Don't forget to go through the middle sometimes.

Then....voila'!   
(My sweet Lulu [daughter] told me how to spell that - I was spelling it Whoila) 

Thanks, Lulu - I love you & am glad you are so smart!



That will probably be an earring soon. It is tiny & so cute.  I think I am gonna try to make one with a clothes hanger!

I also made a pendant & a ring.   I can post those tutorials, too - if ya'll want to see them!

Would this make a good blog giveaway?    
What do you think?

29 comments:

  1. What a neat idea! It would make a cute accent on one of my homemade cards - have to keep this in mind!

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  2. I love it as the jewelry.I am so into birds.Love the blue pearls. make a cute inexpensive gift with a expensive look.

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  3. What a great idea. You make it look so easy. I will have to try and see if it really is! I agree, bigger sizes with the same idea would be so nice too. Thanks for the idea. Lori L

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  4. It really is easy - this was actually my first one....LOL It goes really quickly, too!

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  5. stopping by from CREATIVE SHARE!
    Love the post.

    Stop by Itsy Bitsy and say hi:)
    www.itsybitsybrianna.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    bB

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  6. Thanks for sharing. This just darling! I am a sucker for anything tiny! gotta give it a try.
    xo,
    Sena

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  7. I had no idea these were that easy!!! I love them - you did a wonderful job!

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  8. I made one and I LOVE it! I didn't have any gold wire or blue pearls, so I just used silver wire and painted some white pearls blue. Thanks for sharing! It was so simple!
    Check out my blog at http://chicaesartistica.blogspot.com/

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  9. So cute! This is definitely on my "to-do" list!

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  10. OOoooo, I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing. I found you on a hop and am now following your blog. I can't wait to read more.

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  11. Adorable! Really, the uses for something so petite and pretty are endless.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Thank you! I've seen these all over Etsy and have wanted one forever. Now, I'm going to make one. As soon as I can get to the store to buy the supplies, lol! Love your blog and all the yummy recipes. I'm following :)

    Karen

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  13. Now that is precious! Thanks for sharing and joining my newbie party. Hope to see you again.
    Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing

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  14. The little bird nest is adorable. I have seen these before but never knew how to make one. Thanks for sharing.
    Sherry

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  15. Love the little bird nests. They are so adorable. Thanks so much for the step by step instructions.Blessings, Vicky

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  16. I absolutely love this. I want to make it now! I am your newest follower! Come visit me!
    dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks for the tutorial! They look like they would be harder to make. Maybe I'll give it a try! I'm now a follower from Debbiedoo's.

    Melanie
    youmadethat.blogspot.com

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  18. That is SO cute! I love anything to do with birds and especially love this! Thanks for the tutorial. I will be trying it soon.

    I'm here from Debbiedoo's party. It's great to find your blog.

    Pam

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  19. Great tutorial! I think I'll have to try making these into the little hair pins like you did. Thanks so much!

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  20. Totally {heart} this. I stumbled it. Your nails are gorgeous BTW, they were distracting me ;-)

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  21. *grin* thanks! Sadly, I painted them special - just for the blog pictures!! How sad is that??

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  22. Cute! And very clever. I do love simple ideas that work out so well.

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  23. I'm off to buy some wire... no way I'll be stomping through life without them! What a dang brilliant idea, perfect to give away as little easter gifts!

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  24. Did you ever post the tutorial for the ring? I am making this with a group of 30 ladies and I'm going to make the ring as an example. Thanks for the idea.

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  25. This is a fabulous tutorial, I cannot wait to give it a try. Your blog is very fun, and I'm your newest follower!

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  26. This is so great! I wanted to let you now I created a custom necklace for my mom (going to be a mothers day gift) using your tutorial! I did some things a little different, but thank you so much for this tutorial to get me started and inspire me! I will be posting my tutorial on how I made this into a necklaces on Tuesday with credit and a link back to you! :) Hope you will stop by and check it out! :)

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  27. I just wanted to let you know that I linked up my blog to your tutorial. Thank you for the idea and the knowledge of how to do it! craftsbyholly.blogspot.com

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  28. I love this tutorial. I'm following you.:)

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