photo and charm by Diane Cook
I'm offering a couple of my tutorials for purchase in my Etsy shop. One of them is my wire bird's nest tutorial. You may remember first seeing this little charm published in the second edition of Stampington's Belle Armoire Jewelry back in 2007.
Although there was a brief how-to, I haven't seen a full tutorial on how to make these nests so thought I would offer one.
The other is for my wire wrapped link tutorial which was featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry, winter 2008. I also posted this tutorial on my blog for awhile but, if you missed either of those, you can pick it up on etsy. Here's an example of my work using the wrapped link technique...
...and and an example using the wire nest charm combined with the link technique (the tutorial includes a brief description of the leaves but not step by step instructions):
A brief word about my tutorials: If you purchase one, I'll email it to you in a pdf format. You can see more about that in my etsy description. I offer these tutorials a few at a time. If you go to my etsy shop and don't see the one you want there, please email me or convo me through etsy and I'll get one into the shop for you.
These tutorials have been made from jewelry of my own original design. They're not techniques I learned in a class or from a book. I ask, ever so politely and with the sincerest of warm fuzziness, that you please don't duplicate, share or teach them. Having said that, I want you to use the techniques you learn and...please....don't feel the need to give me credit! I'm just not concerned about that! My thoughts on this are; if I teach you how to make something, I don't want you to feel inhibited about using it. Be creative and expand on my techniques. Make your nests and links...incorporate them into your very own jewelry designs and other projects...sell them or give them as gifts...have fun with them. I hope you enjoy the tutorials!