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Nest Egg Pendant Necklace + Giveaway!!

Create your own personalized birds nest necklace to keep your nest eggs close to your heart!

Nest Egg is a funny combination of words!  Anyway, want to make one?  One of these beauties?  It’s super easy and can be personalized for your exact number of “eggs”!  This would be a great gift for that wonderful woman in your life.  She doesn’t even need to be a mother as these necklaces are quite trendy.  They are easier than you think!

DIY Nest Egg Pendant Necklaces

25 Days of Christmas Banner day 6

Items Needed:

  • 26 gauge bead wire
  • beads for eggs
  • a jump ring (optional)
  • choice of necklace
  • wire snips or sharp scissors

Notes about my supplies:  I bought everything I needed for this necklace at Hobby Lobby while they were having their jewelry making supplies 50% off.  I think I paid under $5 for all the supplies and I have so much left over I could make 25 more Smile .

Items needed for a birds nest pendant

Form for Nest Egg Pendant

First I started out by cutting a good length of wire from the spool.  Then I wrapped the wire around a Crayola marker a bunch of times to make the nest form.  I left about 2 inches of straight wire unwound at the beginning.   When your form of your nest looks how you want it, I circled the nest with 2 inch length of the wire 3 times to hold it together.

After wrapping it 3 times to hold together, either attach a jump ring and wrap again, or bend the remaining section into a small loop and wrap remaining wire and then snip excess to give the nest a way to loop onto a necklace.   I used a jump ring for ease!

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Picking up where we left off, I threaded a 6 mm light blue glass pearl bead on the remaining length of wire and moved the bead to where I wanted it in the nest and then wrapped the wire 3 times again across from the first wrapping, strapping that little guy in place.  I repeated this 2 additional times, alternating where I wrapped the wire around the outside of the nest.  I prefer that the wire look messy like a nest so I wrapped several times hap-hazardly after each bead was placed.  You can also make yours clean if you like and wrap the wire neatly beside itself.

Nest Egg Pendant

I chose these great blue glass pearls as my eggs because I have a household of boys and they reminded me of robin’s eggs!  White Pearls, Magnetic beads and even colorful sparkly ones would look awesome also!

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I couldn’t stop at one so I whipped up a second really quickly after experimenting with the first.  I made this one a bit larger and looser.  If you make your own, hop on over to my Holiday Happenings Link Party and link up your masterpiece or post a picture of yours to my Facebook page! I’d love to see what you created!

DIY Nest Egg Pendant Necklaces

DIY Nest Egg Pendant Necklaces

*********This Giveaway is now CLOSED*********

Congratulations to Katy!   I have sent you an email!

UPDATE:  If you are short on time or just don’t want to have to get all the supplies to make these cuties…I have added them to my SHOP!  A newer design also.  Please hop over to check out my Nest Egg Pendant Necklaces!

Now onto the GIVEAWAY!

I will make you a pendant customized with your number of Nest Eggs!   Add your favorite necklace and you will have yourself (or a gift for someone) a cute little something!  A small token of my appreciation to you, my readers, who join me each day and keep me company here!  Consider this my Christmas present to you!  Winking smile

Want to win? Here’s all you need to do:

1. Leave me a comment telling me if this pendant will be for yourself or for a gift.  (It’s OK to give to yourself!)

Leave a separate comment for each additional entry.  These are completely optional.

2. Follow me officially via email subscription (in my sidebar) or through an RSS reader.

3. Like That’s What {Che} Said… on Facebook.

4. Follow me on Twitter.

5. Follow me on Pinterest.

6.  Share on Twitter!  Be sure to include @CheSaysCheryl so I see it!

Example:  “Enter to win a Personalized Nest Egg Pendant from the 25 Days of Christmas Series @CheSaysCheryl http://wp.me/p1SSXe-y1″

7.  Share on Facebook!  Be sure to include @thatswhatchesaid so I see it!

Example:  “Enter to win a Personalized Next Egg Pendant from the 25 Days of Christmas Series at @Thatswhatchesaid http://wp.me/p1SSXe-y1″

Giveaway ends Friday December 7 , 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CST, one winner will be chosen at random, US  only. Value of giveaway is less than $5.   By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Good Luck!

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77 Responses to Nest Egg Pendant Necklace + Giveaway!!

  1. Mary says:

    For me of course!

  2. Mary says:

    You know you’re in my Google reader

  3. Mary says:

    Totally follow you on Facebook

  4. Mary says:

    Yep, I’m stalking you on Pinterest

  5. Camille says:

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial! I have had my eye on a necklace like this on Etsy and it was like $40!! I love yours- it’s beautiful! And I would love to win this for myself!

  6. Camille says:

    I follow you on FB!

  7. Camille says:

    I follow you on Twitter!

  8. Camille says:

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  9. Camille says:

    I just tweeted about this giveaway (and tagged you in it!)!

  10. JeannieP says:

    I intend on giving this to my 15 year old daughter. However, if she rolls her eyes at me or sighs heavily, I’ll take it and keep it for myself.

  11. JeannieP says:

    Of COURSE, I am a follower through Google Reader. DUH…

  12. Lacee says:

    Oh Cheryl those are SO darling!! I’d definitely keep it for myself ;)

  13. Lacee says:

    Following via RSS now :)

  14. Lacee says:

    I like you on fb!

  15. Lacee says:

    Following you on Pinterest woot woot!

  16. Lacee says:

    Shared on fb my dear :)

  17. Meg says:

    i would need to give myself that pendant as a gift

  18. Meg says:

    i follow you via email

  19. Meg says:

    i liked your facebook page!

  20. Meg says:

    i follow you on pinterest now

  21. Ha I love it so probably me. :)

  22. I follow you on twitter

  23. I follow you on pintrest

  24. Alicia Seeley says:

    I would keep for myself. I have nothing that is personalized, so this would be perfect!!!

  25. Alicia Seeley says:

    Subscribed via email.
    Aseeley60@yahoo.com

  26. Alicia Seeley says:

    Have liked on facebook!!!
    Aseeley60@yahoo.com

  27. Maureen says:

    ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME!!!!!! If I were to win this would be all – (Finding Nemo gull) MINE, MINE, MINE! But if I don’t :( I would still totally make one – so THANKS for the tutorial.
    Love the blog!

  28. Mary Ellen says:

    I would have to keep this! 3 little eggs– so adorable!

  29. Kaysie L. says:

    I would love to give this to my mom!

  30. Kaysie L. says:

    I’m a follower via email!

  31. Kelly Reiter says:

    I would love to give this to my mom. She has 3 kids so she would love 3 eggs. She is super hard to shop for since she always buys everything she wants/needs immediately and never has a “wish list”.

  32. jessie says:

    I would keep this for myself. :)

  33. jessie says:

    I am an rss subscriber.

  34. Ginger says:

    This would totally be for me! I have always wanted to know how to make them but winning one would be awesome! I would love for you to come link up to my party if you had the time – http://www.literallyinspired.com/2011/11/wytbw-i-am-almost-30.html

    Hope to see you there!

    Ginger

  35. Ginger says:

    Following via twitter

  36. Katy B. says:

    Probably me! I gave away a necklace very similar to this a few months ago on my blog as a fundraising giveaway for a non profit special needs organization I raise money for (Reece’s Rainbow). If I hadn’t used this necklace already, I’d use it for that!

    Beautiful!!

  37. Katy B. says:

    Just became a follower!

  38. Katy B. says:

    Just liked on Facebook!

  39. Megan Guinn says:

    I just love this necklace and your blog!! Makes me want to go out and buy a hot glue gun!

  40. Megan Guinn says:

    Oh and I follow you on FB!!

  41. Megan Guinn says:

    And since I didn’t mention it before, I would keep it for me :)

  42. imklvr says:

    So, you know I follow you via email, but to enter for this great gift, am I supposed to do ALL those things listed? I do Facebook, but not twitter or Pintrest. Duh…I’m confused! But, if this is an entry, I want it for a lovely friend with 3 eggs!

  43. Lynne says:

    I would keep it and show it off at work..

  44. Michelle says:

    It’s beautiful. I’d love to be able to give it to my mom.

  45. Michelle says:

    I’m now following on Twitter as alocalwander

  46. Mark Massey says:

    I certainly need one of these. But mine needs 4 eggs. One for Matthew, Teddy, Emily, and Nathan!

  47. Shannon A says:

    I would love this for myself! I am due with baby number 2 on Dec.19th so 2 eggs would be perfect! Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

  48. Shannon A says:

    I follow you on twitter. Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

  49. Shannon A says:

    I tweeted your giveaway! Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

  50. Andi Stone Goins says:

    I would love to have one for myself…with four eggs…one for each of my furbabies! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  51. Laura says:

    Thank you for the inspiration!! My business started out several years ago as a jewelry business but I hit a wall and now I mostly paint furniture (which I love). However, as soon as I saw your post, I had to make one. I did and it turned out super cute. I am going to blog about it in the next few days. I will like up to you and promote your giveaway. Thank you for getting me excited about jewelry again!

  52. Andi Stone Goins says:

    I subscribe via FeedBurner!

  53. Andi Stone Goins says:

    I’m a new follower on Facebook!

  54. Andi Stone Goins says:

    I’m a new follower on Twitter!

  55. Andi Stone Goins says:

    I’m a new follower on Pinterest and lovin your boards!

  56. Andi Stone Goins says:

    Hey…just Tweeted bout your giveaway!

  57. These are lovely! We would love for you to submit this to the Make and Takes spotlight page. (http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight)

    Also, new follower on FB and Twitter. :)

  58. Emily says:

    Either myself or my mom

  59. Leigh Ann says:

    So sweet! I love them! I’ll take two!

  60. Leigh Ann says:

    Following you! Now you’re up to 85!

  61. Anne Marie says:

    What an awesome necklace – absolutely love it.

  62. Dana says:

    These are adorable! I would give it as a gift to my mother-in-law :)

  63. Jessica says:

    I would to get one for myself with two eggs.

  64. Jessica says:

    I follow you on twitter @smurfica5

  65. Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life says:

    I would totally keep it for myself! :)

  66. Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life says:

    I follow your blog. :)

  67. Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life says:

    I follow you on facebook.

  68. Tisha Shaffer says:

    Thank you for getting me excited about jewelry again! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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