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Sunday, May 8, 2011
Bird's Nest Necklace Joy
Do you ever find a craft project that you make and it turns out so wonderful that you CAN'T stop making more and more and more?
Well that is what has happened with these super, duper, totally sweet birds nest necklaces that we found at Rhubarb Sky. I can't thank Carrie enough for blogging about these necklaces. We have made a bunch. They have become our go-to present for mother, grandmothers, and teachers and we just plain love wearing them ourselves.
Okay, one evening, Peelu and I were home alone and we decided to get a jump on Mother's Day presents. So we put a movie on and I dragged out the beads and wire. Carrie's directions were very easy to follow and she's completely right when she says you just have to go with the flow while wrapping. I kept fighting myself on my nest, but Peelu just kept going with hers.
I was so surprised at how well she could do this. I mean, she's not even 4 yet. Myabe I have a jewelry designer prodigy? Okay, maybe it just really is that easy.
She did poke me a bit with the wire and initially I helped her on the weaving the ends back through part - but then she told me to "Please stop. I want to weave it myself." Geesh!
I did do the bail parts myself, but pretty much she could make the whole thing herself. Amazing. Totally cool.
WE LOVE THESE NECKLACES!! As can be attested by my brown one, R's purple and green one (that she too made herself), Peelu's pink one for herself, a turquoise one for Grandma W and a red and purple one for Memere.
I can guarantee there will be more of these in our future. Go make yourself happy and make one right now. Seriously it will take you 10 minutes - tops. Do it. You know you want one of these necklaces!
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