(just after the snow!) and with Easter just
around the corner, I thought a nest of eggs
could be a possible theme ...
Not only that, it's a quick easy make and if
you have young children, nieces, nephews or
grandchildren, you could even get them involved!
For this, you will need: 3 'egg' beads (pearls
work well, but anything will do!), plus 0.4mm
wire (26 or 28 gauge) and your usual pliers:
round, chain and flat nosed and your wire cutters.
Cut about 1 meter of wire and thread with the 3 'egg' beads.
Position the beads together on the wire, with about 2"(5cm)
projecting at one end.
Bring the beads tightly together and twist the wires
where they meet.
Use the tips of your round nosed pliers to create random kinks
and crinkles on the longer projecting length. (You only need to
do this about 8" (20cm) along to begin with).
Wrap the crinkly wire around the 3 beads, squeezing
and molding it with your fingers as you go. Take the
shorter projecting end and use this to 'stitch' around
the wires, to hold them in place.
Create more random crinkles and kinks in the
rest of the wire length ...
building it up around sides. Use some of it to 'stitch'
around the nest to hold the framework together and
across the back of the nest.
If the back of the nest looks a bit bald, cut another length
of wire and weave across the back.
Once you're satisfied with the overall appearance, attach
a jump ring into the the top of the nest, plus a small bail
link, to suspend off a cord or chain.
Alternatively, you can secure the nest onto a wire ring
Have fun making your own versions!
The nests can look great attached to the front of an Easter Card
and on the inside, you can make a chick design using this
EASTER CHICK CARD technique!