Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Arts Club at the Library

With Spring in the not-too-distant future, we worked with wire and beads at the March Arts Club to create a small bird’s nest pendant complete with soon-to-hatch eggs. 

Techniques for this pendant abound on the internet and the nests can be made from nearly any gauge of wire, though we chose a slightly larger gauge of 18 or 20. Spools of 20 gauge wire may be found quite inexpensively at most hardware stores. The copper wire is particularly nice for this project. 

We found the small bird charm at Beads and Plenty More here in Calgary. They were the perfect addition to the pendant.

Once all the nest pendants had been finished, each person received an organza and cord necklace to string their pendant for wearing.

If you want to make matching earrings with 1 egg, or 3 small seed bead eggs, then you would likely want to use a finer gauge of wire, perhaps 24 or 26. This finer gauge wire will need to be purchased at a craft or bead shop.

Lastly each person picked a tumbled stone and with an 8” length of 20 gauge copper wire tried their hand at wire wrapping. These too could be worn as a pendant.

Until April Arts Club…

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