This week, when at my local craft store, I saw some pink 24 gauge beading wire for sale for
$ 2.49..humm, inviting...... so, despite never have worked with wire before, I decided to give it a try and have some fun at the same time. I had seen these cute wire nests all over the internet, and I immediately wanted to try making them.
After looking at some of the many tutorials out there, I decided it was time to try. Actually, there is no wrong or right way to do this, I noticed that soon one develops his/her own technique....so do not worry :0)
1. Glass pearl beads
2. Beading wire - I used approximately 24 inches for the nest
3. Cutting plier
Start beading at one end and after you have all 3 beads in, bend this end of the wire in order to keep the beads from sliding off
At this point, bend the wire in a circle motion, to have the pearls in this shape below
After that, just keep encircling the pearls with the wire, always trying to keep a circle shape, as sometimes a triangle shape wants to form instead...at least with me :0)
When you think your nest is full enough, and while you still have wire left, start passing the wire through the loops, in order to keep them together .
I made there of these "security" points
Cut the wire at the end, leaving a bit for you to twist and make the hanging part
In the end, I actually did not like this hanging part and twisted it to the back of the nest, I'll show it at the end
The process is much the same
But "behold", there is more!!! more fun!! and in the cheaper side...:0). My sweet nieces had collected these beautiful sea glasses at the shore and I simply stole ( bad bad aunt Dea) 2 of them, with their authorization, of course:0) ...BUT sniff sniff, could not steal the aqua ( the one I had my eye on!!) one..the sweeties said NO NO NO! hahahah no problem....still love them-my nieces- to pieces:0)
Using a smaller piece of wire, I started encircling the glass...not much to explain here, or maybe I dunno how...:0(
I hope the photos are somehow self- explanatory...
Now with the chains, ready to be used
Next time I will look for the silver wire, as I think it is more neutral.
What do you think?