Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wirework Pendant-Bird Nest

Here's a bird nest pendant I made recently. I have read a couple of tutorials on these, but I was going for a more organic look so I just did my own thing. The major part of the nest is one long wire, coiled, and twisted on itself at intervals.

copper & pearl birdsnest

The nest is about an inch in diameter. I used a tarnish resistant 20 gauge copper wire that I got from Bally Beads, and some 26 gauge Artistic Wire to hold the eggs in place. The eggs are pale pink pearls. Now I need to make some out of sterling silver, bare copper, and maybe brass wire. I have some antiqued brass wire that would look good. I think I could use some 24 gauge wire and do earrings.


Mei (WireBlissMei) said...

Welcome back Leslie! Been a while and its refreshing to see your little bird nest. Been wanting to make one of this but haven't gotten around to it yet.
Take care :)

Kokopelli said...

How cute!

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks! It took me a while to get around to it too, but I'm glad I did.