Tuesday, November 11, 2008

$10 Tuesday - Nesting Ornament

It's not all jewelry here at the Art Bead Scene, we love to create using art beads wherever we can! Today, I'm sharing a holiday ornament that you can create for under $10. These would make nice little gifts or hang a few on your tree.

Supplies:

Cardinal Art Bead (Humblebeads)
Gunmetal wire coin/nest
2" gunmetal chain
2" gunmetal eye pin
1" gunmetal eye pin
2 nickel seed beads
1 red 8mm faceted red glass bead
3 burgundy 6mm pearls
2 silver 5mm flat spacers
7" red ribbon

Directions
1. On the 2" eye pin string a silver spacer, the bird and a silver spacer. Trim the wire to a 1/4", use round nose pliers to form a loop.

2. Attach bottom loop to the wire nest. Push the 3 pearls into the nest by moving the wire slightly to open. Push the wire back to close the opening.

3. On the 1" eye pin string a seed bead, glass bead and a seed bead. Trim wire to a 1/4", use round nose pliers to form a loop. Attach to the top of the bird.

4. Attach the chain to the top loop of the glass component. Tie a ribbon on the end of the other end of the chain to create a loop for hanging.

Resources:

Gunmetal findings - Rings & Things

Cardinal - Humblebeads, free shipping use discount code M2008 for this week only!

5 comments:

White Iris Designs said...

Heather, this is adorable!

candie cooper said...

I love this!! So sweet or maybe I should say tweet! :-) Sorry , corny...I know.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Cute!!! I love this one.

Dave Robertson said...

Heather, I would gladly hang this on our tree! Nice idea!

--Dave
at Rings & Things

Gaea said...

So super adorable!