I'm feeling very inspired by nature today. Spring is here and I love it! I decided to take a few minutes and put my inspiration to work on a neat little pendant.
What I used in materials:
dead soft skinny silver wire (dead soft meaning VERY flexible)
soft skinny metal wire (not as soft as the silver and a tiny bit thicker)
4 pink pearl-type beads
Tools I used:
round nose pliers
flat nose pliers
First I used the skinny metal wire to make a spiral starting from the outside and working my way to the inside. Once I made it to the center, I worked my way back out to the outside forming the basic nest shape.
See? Basic nest shape.
Using more of the skinny metal wire, I randomly added to it to fill it out a bit.
Here it started to look nice and full on the side so I moved onto the next step.
I cut about 2 inches of the skinny silver wire and slipped on a pearl-type bead to create an "egg." (For this particular pendant, each egg will represent a child. Since I am one of four children, there will be four eggs.) Next, I wrapped the ends of the silver into the nest to add to the fullness.
I did the same for the second egg, the best egg, which is not me being biased as a second oldest... just the facts.
And the third.
And the fourth.
I used another 5 inches or so of skinny silver wire along the top on the nest to finish it up. Since it was so soft, I was able to really manipulate all of the metal to get the look I wanted. I wanted a somewhat messy, haphazard look. I think I achieved that! I also added a split ring (just a small ring that has a split in it so it can be used to attach things) to act as a bail for the pendant.
Now it's a sweet little nest pendant :)
Here's another wired wrapped pendant. I made this around Thanksgiving for my mom. Still haven't given it to her. She's been waiting for it. Now she gets a Two-for-one!!! Haaaaa. Sorry mom.