$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.


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

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.


Gunmetal findings – Rings & Things

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

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5 Comment

  1. White Iris Designs
    November 11, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Heather, this is adorable!

  2. candie cooper
    November 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    I love this!! So sweet or maybe I should say tweet! 🙂 Sorry , corny…I know.

  3. Melissa J. Lee
    November 11, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Cute!!! I love this one.

  4. Dave Robertson
    November 12, 2008 at 4:29 pm

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

    at Rings & Things

  5. Gaea
    November 14, 2008 at 4:40 am

    So super adorable!

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