Wednesday, December 9, 2009

On the 3rd Day of Christmas: Golden Bird Ornament

Bird pendant
1 branch disk bead
1 faceted glass 8mm bead
2 brass 4mm jumprings
Brass chain
1 brass eyepin
2 copper spacers
2" brass color 18 gauge wire
2 1/2" of 6mm wire mesh ribbon
3" of 1mm wire mesh ribbon

1. Attach the bird pendant to the chain using jumpring.
2. On the eyepin string the spacer, disk, spacer and glass bead.  Trim and create a loop.  Attach the eyepin to the center of the chain.
3. Create a wire hook with the wire.  I used a wooden dowel to create the hook.  Attach to the top of the eyepin.
4. Tie the 6mm wire mesh ribbon through the bottom of the hook.  Pull it apart to create a 'leaf' and twisted the ends to finish off the form.  Tie the other wire mess on and pull it quickly between your fingernails to create a "ribbon curl".

Supplies: You can find the brass items at Ornamentea, wire mesh ribbon at Bello Modo and the disk bead from Humblebeads.


TesoriTrovati said...

I love this. You know...there is one thing i would add... a little wire wrapped nest dangling from the center with a Humblebeads blue egg...that would make it complete for me! You are so very clever. I would love to see your Christmas tree! Enjoy the day! Erin

Chrissy said...

That is gorgeous! unique...It has great balance to the eye... I love the bead- good focal pt.

Jeannie said...

HO HO HOLY COW. Brillant!

Jan J. said...

Very pretty! Love that bird!

Alice said...

Very pretty. I can see a small tree decorated in brass items!

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

very nice
it looks soft and petite
thank you for sharing
enjoy your day