To combine copper and the new spring season I thought I’d make a bird’s nest out of copper wire…
Step one. Twist a thick copper wire into a swirl and pull out to make it slightly 3D like a bird’s nest.
Step two. Make another swirl out of a thinner copper wire and attach it by wrapping the end of the thinner wire around the thicker wire.
Step 3. Add a second thin wire along with several more wrappings until the two ‘nests’ are held together.
Step 4. String the ‘eggs’ onto the end of the second thin wire, and finish the nest by tightly wrapping the wire in a way that it doesn’t catch on clothing. Both turquoise beads and white pearls are classic stones to use for the eggs, although anything goes.
I started to make a necklace out of my copper bird’s nest but had to stop before I was finished because I ran out of supplies. Not to mention the blisters on my fingers – I had forgotten about the need to build up calluses in order to do wire work. I suspect the final necklace will look somewhat different than this… Some exciting interpretations of ‘Copper’ at Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Challenge: Copper.