Nesting Earrings Tutorial

This project is a great way to get started with wire, because it's very free form, and a bit of messiness is not only ok, it's actually recommended!
Use your favorite oval beads - they can be pearls, gemstones, glass, or make your own from polymer clay! Our Swarovski rice pearls are about 3x4mm.


Created by: Rita Hutchinson


Designer Tips

  • See Rings & Things' blog for basic instructions on How To Make A Wire Bird Nest.
  • With some of your extra wire, create a loop for hanging the nest, and wrap the loop for security.
  • Twist open the ear wire loop, add nest's loop, and securely close the ear wire loop.


Suggested Supplies

  • 1 100-pack (use 6 beads)  #05-824-04-200ST  Swarovski 5824 Rice Pearl Beads, 4mm - White
  • 1 each (use 5-6 feet)  #46-700-24-56  Copper Jewelry Wire, 24ga, 30yard - Vintage Bronze
  • 1 pair  #34-061-27  TierraCast Brass-colored Niobium Earring Hook Findings


  • EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter
  • Wubbers Round-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
Jan 1st 2021 Rita Hutchinson

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