Girls Want Pearls #33: Designer Nests

Hello dear readers! Welcome to another installment of Girls Want Pearls! Today is number 33 of 52 posts all about the beloved pearl. Shall we get started?

Nests are a decorating staple this time of year. Who doesn’t love a good nest in their decor? Over the years I have created a few variations of this sweet spring symbol, one made from rusty wire, another from tulle. I have a couple of real nests I incorporate into my decorating too. Today I’m going to show you how to make a pearl nest.
Supply list: Just pearls and wire!

String your pearls on wire using random sizes and shades of white. Your nest will be made up of two sections so you’ll need to string two separate pearl strands. To build the nest, start with a tight coil as the center of section one.
Then wind it around in a messy bundle.
Section two will be more of an organized mess. Weave the strands in and out and around to form another bundle.
Now take the second section and place it on section one and attach with small pieces of wire.
At this point in the project, I just scrunched around and pinched until I molded the nest into a shape that was wider at the top rim and got narrower towards the bottom.
Fill with moss and eggs to complete the look! I couldn’t find my stash of tiny eggs so I used painted acorns. Display your designer nest under a cloche, on top of a candlestick, with other nests or by itself for a dazzling spring welcome!

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39 thoughts on “Girls Want Pearls #33: Designer Nests

  1. So glad I found you on Knick of Time, Tuesday! Your pearl nest is gorgeous…Can’t wait to make one of my own…I recently scored a huge bag of vintage glass pearls at an estate sale!

  2. You are my kind of girl!!! Love this, so unique and of course, fashionable. I am not a crafter but this I can do! Thanks and Happy Spring!!!!

  3. Aaaaaahhhhh!!!!!! This little nest just made me gasp!! Really — Really love this idea…oh my, oh my—must definitely make some of these. Think I’ll even add some rhinestones into the mix! Woo hoo! You’ve inspired me! Thank you! Catherine (latest google+ follower of all your adventures!) :)

  4. I am so glad I took “this turn in the road’ today…Idea: How about if I use some of those dozens of ‘pearl like’ ropes that I use when decorating my Christmas tree…Perrrrrrrfect, don’t you think? A big thanks for the nudge!

  5. How creative is this! Think I have some broken pearl necklaces (and others which could GET broken) around here someplace.Last fall my bestie sent me a crow for Halloween decor. Think he’s about to find his new, “forever” home!

    1. Your other necklaces might just have to take one for the cause. ;) I think your crow will look amazing in his forever home! Thanks for stopping by!

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