DIY Birthstone Bird Nest Necklace (Perfect for Mother’s Day!)

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As the title suggests, this DIY makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift and they are so easy to make that you should still have time to make your own before Sunday.

I found this tutorial at Sarah Ortega’s blog. I really wanted to make something for myself actually, to represent my growing family because I didn’t want a traditional family ring. When my Mom saw me wearing it she basically demanded I make one for her. 🙂

What you’ll need:

– glass or plastic beads

– 22 gauge wire (anything thicker and you might have a hard time stringing it through the beads)

– wire cutters

– chain

What you do:

1. First string the beads onto the wire in the arrangement that you want an twist them to form a circle. My sister and I were born in December hence the turquoise beads, my mom’s February birthday is represented by the purple bead (amethyst) and I chose a yellow coloured stone as a topaz for my brother’s November birthstone.

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2. Then start wrapping the wire around the beads. The key here is to keep it nice and tight around the beads.

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3. Next wrap some wire around the space between each bead to keep the wire tight and in place.

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4. Finally make a loop to put the chain through or you could use a jump ring instead.

Of course, you don’t have to make a birthstone bird nest…you can use any colour beads you want. I like that when I wear mine it’s like having a little reminder of my family with me. Oliver likes the necklace too. It’s so cute…he knows that the beads represent us and he likes to point them out. 🙂

So go make one for your Mother. Or for yourself! Happy Mother’s Day!

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