I made my sister a nest necklace for Christmas. I couldn't post it before for obvious reasons. I also gave her a gift certificate for a massage and facial. Oooohhhh. I should have grabbed one for myself to make sure it would meet her expectations! I tried to dress up the plain jane envelope a little.
|I used my Cricut to cut out the reindeer and letters for her name in red cardstock. I layered it with red and kraft cardstock.|
I had seen a couple of nest necklace tutorials and thought it would be perfect for my little sis :o) It was fun and simple. I followed this necklace tutorial at Live.Laugh.Photograph.
I used 20 gauge wire, beads, a necklace chain of choice, a jump ring, and wire cutters.
Start by threading the number of beads you want in the nest. I used three. Make sure you bend the wire over a little after the last bead to hold them in place. Then I just started turning the wire around the beads in a circle until my nest was as big as I wanted. I cut the wire with about 6-8 inches left unwound around the nest and used it to wrap around the edge of the nest to hold it together in a nest form. Then I attached a jump ring and the chain. Done!
My sister loved it!
I really need to start making at least two of everything I do so I have one for myself.
You can view the full tutorial HERE.
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