I know that people have been wearing these adorable bird’s nest necklaces for a couple years, but I finally decided to try and make one. I am kind of “one of those” who are cautious and unsure of new trends and then finally jump on the bandwagon when the trends on on their way out. Sigh.

 

Regardless, I couldn’t believe how easy they are to make. And the fresh-water pearls look so beautiful!

 Pearl Bird’s Nest Jewelry Set - This beautiful jewelry set is quick and easy to make and is a perfect and elegant gift {Whistle and Ivy}

 

I used this great tutorial by Sarah Ortega. They are quite simple to make, but it takes a little bit of practice. My first one looked a bit shabby, my second one looked better but not quiet presentable, and then this was my third one! It only takes a few minutes to make each one. I just went back and rewrapped the bad ones after I got the hang of it, and they looked beautiful.

 

She didn’t have pictures of how to finish once you have made the nest. I just twisted all my ends together and kind of tucked them under  using needle-nosed pliers. Take care to tuck them, so they aren’t scratchy or pokey. The 24 gauge wire is thin enough that you can manipulate it fairly easily.

Pearl Bird’s Nest Jewelry Set - This beautiful jewelry set is quick and easy to make and is a perfect and elegant gift {Whistle and Ivy}

 

For the earrings, I just used one bead and used the same twisting method to make the nest around it.
Two jump rings, a couple earring findings and a thin chain later and I have a whole jewelry set!

Pearl Bird’s Nest Jewelry Set - This beautiful jewelry set is quick and easy to make and is a perfect and elegant gift {Whistle and Ivy}

 
This little set is absolutely perfect for spring.

 

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