Birds Nests Jewelry is so much fun to make! Make a few to create a Birds Nest Bracelet and you have the perfect handmade gift for Mother’s Day!
Creating a handmade gift for Mother’s Day is so much more meaningful than grabbing a gift from the discount store shelf. But it has to be super simple and the supplies should not cost a small fortune!
Here’s a tutorial for how I made DIY bracelets for myself and favorite ladies. This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. Click here to read my complete disclosure policy.
Birds Nest Bracelet: Supplies Needed
Birds Nest Bracelet: Instructions
Begin your first birds nest by cutting 2.5 – 3 feet of wire using wire cutters. Add a bead to the wire then secure it by giving the end a small bend. Needle nose pliers work great to create a tight bend at the tip of the wire.
How many beads you add depends on the style you are going for or how long you want your birds nest to be. The more beads = the larger the nest.
Next pinch the beads between your fingers and wrap the wire around the beads.
Make sure not to wrap all of the wire around the beads. You will need at least 12 – 18 inches to wrap the outside of the “nest” together and attached the nest to the bracelet.
After you have circled the beads to create the outside of the nest, you will need to wrap the outside together. The needle nose plier helps to pull the wires tight. I like to wrap the edges in at least three different spaces.
The original plan was to attach the nests with jump rings. But I could never get them attached tightly enough. They moved around too much and easily pulled off.
That’s when I decided to make my strand of wire extra long. The extra wire was used to attach the nest to the links of the bracelet. This part was a but tricky but after a few false starts I finally got the nests attached the way I wanted them.
Five little nests perfectly fill the length of the bracelet.
Here’s a few helpful hints:
- You will find your own style as you create the birds nest. Your’s may not look like mine but that is perfectly fine. You are the designer!
- It is easy to add more wire if you run out.
- Add as many beads as you would like.
Don’t forget ~ these make fabulous necklaces too!
Several lucky ladies will be receiving these for Mother’s Day this year! If I get busy, I might even make bracelets for the children’s teachers!
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