This is a super easy and quick charm to make, which is perfect for last minute gifts for friends. I managed to whip up 10 of these in half an hour.
What you'll need:
- Wire (has to be thin enough to fit into the hole of your bead)
- Pearl beads
- Round nose pliers (I lost mine, somehow, so I'll be using another type)
- Necklace chain
- Jump ring
- Hammer (optional)
Step 1: Stringing the Beads
Choose some beads ( no more than 4), to string on your piece of wire, which should be cut to around 60 cm.
Once you have strung the beads on, use the round nosed pliers to gently bend the end around to form a hook.
Step 2: Creating the Nest
Push the beads to the end of the wire and rotate it around to create a circle of beads. Keep wrapping the sides and the bottom of the nest in a 'messy' sort of way.
Once you've used up all the wire, tuck the sharp end into the rest of the wire so it won't hurt the wearer.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Put a jump ring somewhere in the wire, and string a necklace chain/bracelet chain/ribbon into it.
If it's going to be a gift, put it into a cute box and wrap it up!
Enjoy making the nests! Trust me, they're more addicting to make than they seem! :D