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How to Make Bird's Nest Wire Earrings

By: Eva Ferrebee
How to Make Bird's Nest Wire Earrings
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Have you seen those wire bird's nest necklaces everywhere? Switch it up with this easy jewelry video tutorial on how to make bird's nest wire earrings! It's the same basic idea taking on a fun fresh feel!

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeMiscellaneous

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeEarrings


  • 24 gauge wire
  • 3 small beads
  • Ear wires
  • Cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers


  1. Working off the spool of wire, bead the 3 beads onto the wire. Push the beads together forming a triangle and twist the end of the wire to the body of the wire tightly to secure the beads. Tuck the end of the wire down, using the flat nose pliers if necessary.
  2. Wrap the wire around the beads in a “nest-like” pattern. Unevenness and a somewhat random order only add to the character of the piece. Continue wrapping until your desired nest is formed.
  3. Cut the wire giving yourself at least 8 inches past the last wrap.
  4. Using the cut end, push the wire inside the wrapped nest between 2 of the beads and tightly wrap the wires that form the nest 3 or 4 times. Move the wire down and repeat again in the next space. Move the wire down and again wrap the nest in the last space. Thread the end of the wire back through one of the beads and then secure it to the nest. Cut and bury the end, using the flat nose pliers if necessary.
  5. You may now use a jump ring to attach the earring wire or take a small (3 inch) piece of wire thread it through the ear wire. Bend the wire in half and pinch together to form a loop on the ear wire. Then twist the wire on itself to secure. Using the two loose ends, weave into the bird’s nest and twist on itself again to secure. Cut, and bury ends, using the flat nose pliers if necessary.

Note: The Bird’s Nest can also be used as a pendant for a necklace or charm for a bracelet. Adjustment in size can easily be made with the substitution of different size beads.


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Adorable birds nest! Thank you for sharing this tutorial. Yes, Ive seen a lot of pretty birds nest necklaces out there. And I love them. Now Im happy to know that theyre easy to make. Ill make the whole set, probably more than one sets since I cant decide which color I like to most. 0

Wow. This is something unique and beautiful. Creative work and earring looks nice. I also found some traditional earrings collection. Visit here http//

Easy to follow instructions

these were so easy to make and I got MANY compliments on them!!!! thanks!


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