Friday, January 4, 2013

Bird Nest Brooch

There are so many pretty bird nest jewelry pieces floating around on Pinterest.
I decided to take inspiration from them.
I made four brooches for my Mother-in-law for Christmas.
She loves birds and anything dealing with Biology, she also likes brooches.

I started off each brooch by picking three beads.
I then threaded them onto 20 gauge wire.
I wrapped the wire around the beads until I got a thickness that was appealing.
I then took the wire end and threaded the pin back onto the back of the bird's nest.
I used that same end to wrap around the wire "nest" twice between each bead.
This also helped to secure the pin back.