How to Make a DIY Bird Nest Necklace

How to make a diy bird nest necklace

DIY Nest Egg Necklace

I was watching a morning show on a local TV station, Studio5. The only clip I caught showed a cute DIY bird nest necklace that a blogger (I didn’t catch her name) had made.

Her’s was a little different and she glued the beads on, but she didn’t show how to make it. I loved the idea, so I decided to figure out how to make my own.

Here is a cute and super easy tutorial on how to make a bird nest necklace for under $8.50!! This would make a great gift idea for a friend or for Mother’s Day.

DIY birds nest necklace supplies

Supplies Needed:

  • 24 gage wire ($3.99 at Michaels) {6 yards for $4.67 on Amazon}
  • Beads (.99 at Michaels) {Bulk buy beads for less on Amazon}
  • Scissors
  • Necklace chain ($2.99 at Michaels) {Necklace chains on Amazon}

How to Make the DIY Bird Nest Necklace

I am not a jewelry maker and I was able to complete this cute nest without any instructions. You don’t need any fancy jewelry tools.. just simple things you can find around your house or at your local craft store.

Step 1. Creating the nest shape

First, loop your three beads onto the end of the wire and move them into a triangle shape. Begin wrapping your wire around your beads. Repeat until you have the desired amount.

Beads for DIY nest egg necklace

Beginning to see nest egg shape

Full DIY nest shape

Step 2. Secure the nest

Once you have the nest to the size you want, begin threading the wire from the bottom of the nest up and around the side to secure the nest into a circle (I did this three times-on four spots of the nest.)

DIY nest necklace shape

Step 3. Attach the chain

When you are on your last wrap, make a loop at the top of your nest. Thread your chain onto the wire and wrap a fourth time around the nest.

Note: If you have a chain that you can use rather then buying a new chain, you could make the loop and then thread your chain though it like any other necklace. That way you could use one chain for multiple pendants.

Threading wire through chain

Attaching chain to bird nest pendant

Step 4. Wrap wire between your loop and the nest

Make it thick so it is secure and looks good.

Almost finished bird nest necklace

Finished bird nest necklace

Finishing the Bird’s Nest Necklace

Finish by wrapping your wire around the nest one last time underneath all the loops. Then, just cut the wire and thats it!

Don’t worry about your bird’s nest necklace being perfect, every nest is unique! If you wanted to make multiple necklaces, you could use different colored beads or wire.

More DIY Ideas:

Easy and affordable birds nest necklace diy

Types: Crafts, Adult
Categories: Clothing, Frugal, Gift, Mothers Day

Comments

  • Roberta

    How stinking cute AND easy was that? My friend has tons of beautiful beads and all the other stuff I would need. Now I need to go raid her stash and make some of these for Christmas for my younger girls. They are adorable!

  • Charity

    I made one of these for my MIL and my mom for their birthdays this year. They loved them. I used beads to represent birth stones of their children.

  • Carole

    Thank you! I just made one (for myself) and will see if my sister wants to make one for herself in the morning.

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