Showing posts with label Bird's Nest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bird's Nest. Show all posts

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bird's Nest Pendant and Leaf Charm Bracelet Giveaway: Still Celebrating My Blogiversary

Bird's Nest Pendant and Leaf Bracelet

Are you tired of giveaways yet? This is another one from me to you celebrating my blogiversary week. If you spend any time here you know how much fun I have making jewelry and one of my recent popular posts involved wire bird’s nest pendants so I made one to give away!

Nest Pendant

For the eggs, I used silver glass pearls and wrapped them in aluminum wire. The pendant is strung on suede cord.  I also love making stretchy bracelets, so the same winner will get a coordinating one of those. In keeping with the nature theme, this one has a silver leaf charm.

Pearl and Stone Bracelet

The bracelet is a mix of stone beads and more silver glass pearls.

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Fever: Copper and Silver Chain and Bird's Nest Pendant

Copper Leaf Necklace and Bracelet

Maybe it's Spring fever or hearing all of the birds calling to each other. I was excited about my bird's nest Easter cards and had recently seen some wire bird's nest pendants somewhere and was drawn to them and wanted to try making one. As things often do with me, one thing led to another!

Birds Nest Pendants

As you can see, I made more than one. For the "how-to" on the wire bird's nest pendant, I'll point you to You Tube which has tons of tutorials.  This post is more about what I did with one of the pendants I made.

Blue Moon Beads Copper Leaf Clasps

Included in my Design Team supplies from Blue Moon Beads were these very cool copper leaf clasps. I loved them immediately but hadn't felt the right project for them until I started playing with the nests. What goes better with a bird's nest than leaves? I also had some antique silver and copper chain in my supplies.

Leaf Clasps

I decided to use some of the clasps not as clasps, but as focal pieces in the necklace and joined them together with jump rings.  I did use a clasp as it was intended:

Copper Leaf Clasp

attaching lengths of  the copper and silver chain to it using copper jump rings.

Leaf and Nest Necklace

I had some leftover chain ( necklace measures about 20 inches) so decided to make  a matching bracelet. Attached the chain to the leaf clasp, and then just added some of the beads from my nest and charms I had on hand.

Oxidized Copper and Silver Bracelet
Leaf Clasp Bracelet

The other nest pendant I made I just attached to a ribbon necklace using a silver bail , also by Blue Moon, and antiqued glass pearls for the eggs.

Pearl Birds Nest Pendant

These little wire nests are very forgiving since like real nests, they are not meant to be perfect and they all have slightly different bends and twists. They're also very addicting!

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Disclosure: I am a member of the Blue Moon Beads design team and as such, receive supplies from them to use. Designs and opinions are my own.