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August 12, 2010

Repurposed Vintage Pearl Bird's Nest Necklace

I've wanted to make a bird's nest necklace for some time now, what with it being all the rage in the jewelry blogging world......what's that?  It's not all the rage?  Well, let's just say that I've seen it around enough times to feel compelled to make one of my own.  I'm not totally OK with mine yet, but here's what I came up with so far.

The "eggs" for the nest are actually a repurposed vintage pearl earring.  The pearls were already wired together, saving me the trouble.  All I had to do was wrap the wire among and between the "eggs"  to look like a nest.  I also added silver and antique brass charms with the words "Believe" and "Grow."  I ued a small single link antique brass chain and a decorative silver toggle clasp.

I don't think I'm totally happy with the type of wire I used, but it was all I had.  Note to self ~ buy some thinner, more vintage looking wire for next time (I still have the other earring to repurpose, you know!)  If you're a mad flea market maven like me you probably already have some similar earrings in your stash.  Grab some wire, a chain and some charms and you're all set.  Easy, peasy.

Hope you're all having a great week!

I'm also hanging here today

The Two Savvy Sisters


Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I am now following you back :) I am off to check out some of the fantastic jewelry on here.

Elizabeth Akins, RDH, BS said...

Well, I think yours is just lovely!

Alida L. said...

I think it's delicate and beautiful! Great job!

emmy's closet said...

Hi, Finally following back from Buzz on by Thur :) Your stuff is beautiful!!
Look forward to your posts.
:) Sara

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is gorgeous! Love the nest and the pearl eggs are gorgeous. Fantastic job. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Sjn said...

simply beautiful! Visiting from TGC, nice to meet you!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! What a pretty necklace!

Terrell said...

What a sweet's just adorable! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog! Be sure to come by FrouFrouDecor..I love having new friends! I also have a link party every Friday and would love to have you link up!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

★All Thingz Related★ said...

SOOO pretty! Thanks for sharing your project at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Coco loves vintage said...

Love this :)

Gold Charm said...

Love the birds nest and while pearl eggs are very eye catchy in the artistic asymmetrical bird's nest.


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