Tuesday, April 17, 2012

[DIY] for the birds

For the past couple of days I have had an awful cold and have been cooped up inside my house. The weather outside has been gorgeous, of course, and so today's DIY is nature oriented. I saw Kinsey's DIY here and decided to create my own Lovebird necklace.

Gold chain
Gold jump rings
Gold wire
Small stick (from the backyard)
Tiny Birds (mine are from the floral section at Michael's)
Wire cutters, Jewelry Pliers, Glue

First, wrap wire around either end of your branch, creating a loop at the top of each wrap. Make sure your loops line up with each other so that your necklace hangs evenly.

Next, use jump rings to attach your chain to each loop. Hold your necklace from the top of the chain to make sure your branch hangs evenly. Glue your birds to the top of the branch. (I also put a dab of glue to hold the wire to the stick on the back side of the necklace.)

Hang your necklace somewhere it wont be touching anything else to let your glue dry overnight. Now you have the perfect springtime statement necklace--for the birds!

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