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“A nest for the Chicks”

Description from Michelle Downy Chick: Ok, here was my thinking...since there are no chick beads with which to make any official "Chick Tags," I thought we might be able to make the nest necklaces that Southern Chick mentioned the other day and post them here...

I made mine with 6mm Soocho Jade, but I also saw a picture of them with the pearls and they were super cute too.

They are very easy (even I can do it!)--One website even said the messier they come out, the better!

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  1. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Here’s mine! Sorry the pictures are kinda bad, I’m terrible with a camera!

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  2. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Woah…dunno why so many popped up!!

  3. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Downy! wow! (yeah, I don’t know why they multiply either – I’ve had that too…eh, so what) This is tooooo cool. I love it! – what color is your ribbon? like a chartreuse with magenta?

  4. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Thank you so much Smoky Rose! Yep, those are exactly the colors.

  5. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    wow – yeah, perfection with the rainbow soocho. I’m excited! I have wire too – gotta think of beads. I will need ribbon -
    what to use, what to use?….. nice dilemma to have! Thanks!!!!!

  6. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    That is AWESOME! I love it! I’ve never worked with wire before so I’d certainly be challenged but it’s a great idea!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    What a great idea!!!
    Same dilema Mary – which beads to use? So many favorites. The rainbow soocho is perfect!

  8. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    LOL…but Chicks can solve any dilemma! You should use some nice smoky quartz in there!

    Thanks Happy Chick! To be honest, that was my first attempt at wire stuff too…Because it can be intentionally messy it’s not so hard…I’m not sure how it would have turned out if it needed to be neat!

  9. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Thanks Jeanne! Although we must make sure to give credit to Southern Chick…she’s the one who brought up the necklace.

  10. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I was thinking the same, Jeanne – not to glom onto your idea, Downy – but I have become a big fan of that bead lately – gee, can ya tell? it’s only in like….12 picks of mine in the past 24 hrs… I’m thinkin soocho!!!!! Imitation is flattery! :)

  11. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I could make two… one with my signature smoky – one with soocho – different nests for different outfits…..

  12. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Awwww…thank you Smoky! I loooove that bead….have about 17 different shapes here and I don’t know where to start with them!

  13. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    That would be awesome…these are so cute, I could make one for every day of the week!

  14. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    GREAT idea, I’m looking forward to making mine!!!!! Thanks, Downy!!!!!!

  15. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Well, got to take a break, hubby is getting lonely, ahhhhhh!!! Talk at ya later!!!!

  16. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    You’re welcome Funny Chick! I can’t wait to see everyone else’s!

  17. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    See ya! :)

  18. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Love your Nest, Downy Chick.. Just printed the instructions, and will try them when I can. :-)

  19. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Thanks Happy Chick! Can’t wait to see yours! :)

  20. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    First my kids have to teach me how to put the photos on…no wait, first I have to make the nest!

  21. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    wow chicks! I just spent a half hour trying to make one of these necklaces…having never used wire before, I was quite unsuccessful in my attempt!

    I can’t find where anybody mentioned wire gauge…perhaps the wire I used (it’s not marked) was too soft?

    Kudos to Downy Chick!

  22. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Uh oh! That might have helped…sorry Happy Chick! I used 24 gauge for mine.

  23. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Nope lied…20 gauge

  24. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thanks Downy chick…I’ll get some 20 gauge this week…whatever I used was getting all wonky on me. Wasn’t really holding a shape…and I noticed that in your nest, the eggs look like they are down in it…mine weren’t looking that way at all!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Beautiful necklace! I have 20G wire I bought a long while ago on sale and thought I would never get a chance to use it! Bird nests for birthday presents!! And one for me, to celebrate Chickdom!

  26. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Thanks Plucky! See? Had you in mind with this one ;)

  27. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Love those necklaces! The idea is way cool!

  28. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Thank you Sexy Chick! :)

  29. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, wow — what a great idea, Downy Chick! Thanks for sharing your photos — your results look amazing! Love the ribbon you chose to match the beads! Can’t wait to get the “ingredients” to make one, too. :-)

  30. Gloria -Aussie chick
    Gloria -Aussie chick says:

    I love that nest, I’ll give it a go very soon, doing some jewellery repairs for someone else so must get those finished first. I also got multiple photos, don’t know how tho.

  31. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Here’s my “Chick Nest” necklace:

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  32. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    On my “Chick Nest” I used larimer blue 6×4 rice beads, Green Girl, coral branch (came out kind of fuzzy) Bunka yarn, in three different colors & a silver chain!!

  33. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Oooh Anita! I love your nest!! I love how you incorporated that branch into it!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Love it Anita! Very cool!

  35. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Thank you, for the great idea!!! Both Downy & Little Chickies!!!! It was alot of fun!!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    About how long did it take you to make the nest?

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Wow! That’s it! Wow!

  38. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Anita……. oh, oh – I really, really wanna make mine now

  39. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    It really did’nt take very long, hmmmm….about 20 minutes, that’s just the nest!!!! Thank you Gem!!!

  40. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Thanks Smokey Rose!!! I say, GO FOR IT!!!!They’re actually kinda FUN!!!!

  41. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    what did you use there, Anita – seed beads for the strands? – that I have, tons – don’t have any ribbon – like the idea of seed beads….

  42. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for posting your pix, Anita! It’s gorgeous!!! I’m feeling inspired! :-) I tried to print out a pix of the completed necklaces to help me in making mine, but am having no luck. Anyone else tried to do this? Any suggestions?

  43. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    By the way “Chickies”, I’m wearing mine, it keeps you all close to my HEART!!!!!

  44. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    awwww – don’t make us cry! sweet – so sweet

  45. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Below the pic of my necklace is a Discription, Smoky!!

  46. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    This is so great…I wish Southern Chick was here to see this!

  47. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    there again, you assume I read ;) thank you!!!! I’m gonna use seed beads for my ‘chain’ – 3 or so, like you have with the yarns.

  48. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Sounds Good!! I think that’s a great idea!! Smoky Rose!!!
    Chicky LE, Little Chicky has the link to the website, I can’t remember which pick it was on!!??? Let’s ask her!!!

  49. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Little Chicky, where did you post the link to the instructions, for the nest??

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    don’t know if this is the same link

    http://justsomethingimade.blog.....nests.html

  51. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I printed Little Chick’s from last week – but it is at work. I don’t know if it is the same as Downy’s or not…. Little Chick, is it?

  52. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Smoky Rose — Love the idea of seed beads for your “chain!” I’ve done that before & it’s a very pretty look. :-)

    Funny Chick — I’ve got the instructions from the website, I just thought having the pix of the different designs would be helpful. Thanks! :-)

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Wow, those nests are fantastic, ladies! I want to make one now!!! And Anita, I LOVE the branch you used. Don’t have one, but trying to figure out an alternative.

    Smoky Chick, I too missed the description underneath. Must have been too dazzled by the necklace! It does look like seed beads in the pic, till you know what it is…

    I think I’ll use copper wire for practice – less expensive than sterling wire.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Don’t know if this will work, but I bookmarked the original set of instructions.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4740239_nest-necklace.html

    I like the photos from Jeannes Gems instructions better though!

  55. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jeanne — This is a different link. I printed out the instructions from it, too, because it has excellent photos with the instructions! Thanks! :-)

  56. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    there ya go, Lori – love that! I was dazzled by the photo (true though!)
    Anita – I think Lori is applying for Chickdom!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks Lori – I bookmarked your page too because it spells out the steps better.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    I have instructions under my “Nest Necklaces” pick! :D

  59. DOG Chick aka Angela
    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    Thank you to everyone, I just read this whole thing and I am inspired to do one now. Just as soon as I get back from church where I will pray we all make beautiful Chicky nests!

  60. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Lori, are you ready for Chickdom?

  61. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lori, come join the flock!!! :-)

  62. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Beautiful! one of our two newest Chicks is recruiting. Love it! Good girl, Chicky LE!

  63. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I just know how much fun it is here in the flock, so I thought — why not share? :-)

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Hey, Mary thanks! Don’t know that I will be able to keep up with all the Chicks, but I do enjoy the chats! I’d probably pick owl or dizzy (always spinning!)

    I’ve bookmarked both sets of instructions too, & can’t wait to do one!

  65. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Well, if Lori ever comes back,(I bet she’s making a “Chick Nest”) I really like the name “Chick Zee”. What do you all think??

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    What gauge wire did you use?

  67. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Lori how do you like; “Chick Zee”, I think it’s cute, kinda sounds like chicky!! lol……

  68. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Little Chicky I used 20ga. But, some say 24ga.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Hi Chicks, had to break up the kids! Can’t stick around much longer, it’s getting ugly @ home! Thanks for the invite, I’m flattered!

    Whaddya think for a name, Zee, Owl, or Dizzy?
    (last 2 much more descriptive, I think)

  70. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    oooooh, neat names!

  71. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Okay, “Dizzy Chick” it is!!!!!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Thanks Smoky, gotta run now, but I’ll catch up tonight – I hope! :)

  73. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Lori Z is now officially; “Dizzy Chick” tah dah…………..

  74. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Welcome to Chickdom Dizzy Chick! See ya later :)

  75. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    you’re part ofthe flock now, Lori! Welcome Dizzy Chick!!!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Has anyone else made their Chicky Nest Necklace yet?! I made mine, and I put it on a chain (it’s gold)!

  77. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    I keep thinking that I’ll work on it in a minute. I’ve been out…and may go out again for dinner. Hubs isn’t home tonight. It feels weird…Have my trusty dog, though. The biggest weeny in the world.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    lol well at least you have your dog! ;)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Well, bye until tomorrow girls! I’m going to make more jewelry, even though that’s what I’ve been doing ALL afternoon (seriously, I have been)!!!!!

  80. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Nightie night! Little Chick! Sleep well in your nest!

  81. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Welcome Dizzy Chick, and yes, being a chick is great fun! Jeanne, thanks for the alternate set of instructions.

  82. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    I found these adorable earrings while looking around on the internet….

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  83. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    they are darling earrings!

  84. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Aren’t they? I fell in love with them! I think I’m going to get the wire for a necklace “nest” tomorrow. I sure hope I can do it! I’m going to give it my best shot.

  85. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Mary, I saw on one of the fresh pick comments where you called yourself a shore rat?

  86. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I’ll bring home my instructions – we can muddle together! :) we’ll do it – and then we’ll make those earrings! ;)

  87. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Sounds like a plan!

  88. KPJEWELS
    KPJEWELS says:

    These earrings are gorgeous, were there any instructions with them?

  89. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    I don’ think so,they were for sale on a site…which I’ll probably never find again!

  90. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    OMG I LOVE those little nest earrings! Where did you found them? I dont think that I could do the earrings with all those leaves etc. Too cute!

  91. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:
  92. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Looks like it is/was a class…earring kit $15.00?

  93. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    I’d love to find it. they’re too cute.

  94. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Okay, I’m definitely going to start the nest now…See y’all

  95. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    bye southern chick…have fun creating your nest!

  96. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    could just create our own nest earring design

  97. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    maybe one that would hang vertical to the ear vs. dangle…… or dangle’s good too….

  98. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    hu, hu?

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  99. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    copper w/ blue….oooooh

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  100. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

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  101. KPJEWELS
    KPJEWELS says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous Smoky Chick, did you make them?

  102. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    no, no, 3KChick – was looking on line for the next step, nest earrings – just a couple of examples. I found a dig camera that I think I’m gonna get – then I can enter the 21 century and show you guys pix of my stuff sans work’s awful scanner………

  103. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I think I have to buy myself some wire! Really cool pix and ideas you’ve all sent! Thanks :-)

  104. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    All the bird nests are just adorable, and the earrings are just too precious. Both the ones on the link and Smoky’s!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Last night I made about 5 nest pendants (I’M GOING TO MAKE MORE)! They’re awesome. I’m going to sell them at the Mother’s Day craft show and however many kids a mom has, that’s how many eggs she gets or people can just buy them….what do ya think?!

  106. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    making them with different number of eggs is a great idea, do they look OK with just one or two eggs?

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Yep! Four eggs makes the nest a bit bigger! Hey, I forgot about 1 egg! Thanks for reminding me! LOL

  108. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Great business sense! for Little Chick. Love that we springboard and encourage each other. Wait a minute….that’s what Chicks do.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    It sure is!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    btw: Did you make your Chicky Nest?! :D

  111. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I left your instructions from Friday at work —- will try to tonight! oh boy! :)
    also, picked out a digital camera – so I’ll be able to show some pix – haven’t bought it yet, but I think I’m gonna

  112. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    does this count?

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  113. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Beautiful!!! Yup, I’d say that counts!!!!When did you make the bracelet? It’s Scrumptous!!!!!

  114. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    WOW Chicks!! Awesome nest jewelry!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    That certainly counts!

  116. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Chicky Cat, when are you making yours?

  117. No Photo
    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Also, if you look on etsy, there are lots of other ideas of how to use your “Chicky Nests”! :D

  118. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Thanks…always have to do my own thing LOL ! Made it over the weekend. :)

  119. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Wow, mommykat! you little over-achiever you! Beautiful! Southern Chick made hers last night. She’s gonna try to get us a pix today.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Whenever we take pictures of our nests, should we post them here?!

  121. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    I love to see pixs of pretty jewelry! :) Show me the Jewelry…

  122. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Wow, I missed this, wasn’t on this week end! These are incredible, I can’t wait to get home to try one! They are incredibly CUTE!!!!

  123. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Bubbly Chick! I love your nest!! It’s out of this world!

  124. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    ooooh, thanks for reminding me, Downy! I’ll take my instructions home. I’m just packing up now!!!!

  125. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Thanks, Downy Chick! I was looking at your necklace- Very Beautiful btw- and wanted to make mine a little different. Glad You like it :)

  126. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Thank you :) Yes, I love it–really looking forward to seeing everyone’s different takes on the project!

    Yes Smoky Rose, do–we’re looking forward to yours :)

  127. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Bubbly chick, did you crochet your bracelet using a thinner gauge wire? It’s beautiful!
    I made my nest this afternoon and it didn’t take too long. I used 6mm amazonite beads for the eggs and fashioned my own jump ring out of the same brownish/copper wire.

  128. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Here is the nest…

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  129. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Beautiful Happy Chick! I love the nest in copper :)

  130. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Happy chick, that’s beautiful too. They are all coming out so differently…Isn’t that great?

  131. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thank you Chickies! Yes, they are coming out differently and that is what’s so cool about it!

  132. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    I did it!! Here’s my chickie nest necklace on organza ribbon with a copper wrapped stick for the self-loop toggle… I used African Turq rounds (LB’s) and 22 guage copper wire…

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  133. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Silly Chick! Oh my! That is simply stunning!! You put us to shame!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Bubbly the bracelet is fabulous! Did you knit or crochet it?
    Debbi – pretty blue eggs in copper!
    ooh Shannon -love the leaves!
    Haven’t had a chance to do mine yet.

  135. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Silly, where did you get the leaves? I also love the toggle type closure with the ribbon. Its rocks!

  136. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    THANKS SO MUCH Downy and Gem chicks! This is the first thing I’ve made in ages! Just looking at everyone’s nest necklaces made me want to be part of the action! Everyone here is so talented and I need the motivation that you chickies give – Thanks again XXOO :)

  137. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Shannon, This is Georgous! You did aa awesome job! love the leaves.
    Jeannes Gems- Do you have a chick name? They are changing so fast it is hard to keep up. Yes, I crocheted my nest, with sterling Silver wire- 22 Guage.

  138. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Southern Chick : Thanks muchly! Think I picked up the leaves at a local craft store -Hobby Lobby?- But I’ve seen these on other sites (try JewelrySupply.com or abeadstore.com)…Don’t laugh, but I didn’t have anything that would work cor a ‘stick’ so I cut off a piece of a wood skewer (right outta the kitchen!) and wrapped it w/copper! HAHA! :)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I’m Gem Chick –
    one of these days I want to try crocheting with wire. for now I stick to yarn – baby blankets, afghans, scarves.

  140. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    You are unbelievably clever…I would never have come up with that idea! I’ll be on the lookout for those leaves.

  141. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Oh gosh…check out this link…this is a super cute nest!! http://www.laughingstarfish.co.....tails/2266

  142. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Wow! Silly chick, that is gorgeous and so darn clever I can’t stand it! Fantastic job, thanks for sharing!

  143. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Gem Chick, knitting & crocheting with wire is not very kard if you already know how… just remember, wire can kink easily, so be patient w/ yourself while learning. And if you want to add beads to your projest, remember to pre bead your wire. This is knit w/ wire.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    beautiful!
    Did you practice with craft wire first?

  145. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Thanks everychick!! WoW! Bubbly Chick!! Love the bracelet – I stll haven’t tried this – need to get a spool of wire; my supply is limited now and my online supplier is backordered :( Did you add a clasp to this one, too? Would’nt a collar be cute!!! Bet that would take a mile and a 1/2 of wire?!

  146. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Downy Chick – that nest w/the glass bird and bell flowers is just adorable! Thanks for sharing the site w/us!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Love all the “Chicky nests”! Today, I made the wire wavy/sorta messy & did a nest! It’s really cool because it looks like an actual birds nest! I’ll post pictures soon! btw: I also used the green moonstone in one of my nests!

  148. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Can’t wait to see Little Chick…I was “trying” to make the wire a bit kinked today too but didn’t do very well…looking forward to seeing your creations.
    Fantastic idea you had with the different numbers of eggs for your mother’s day sale! You are a smart chickie!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Ooooohh, I’m so late to the party AGAIN! Last two days have been nuts, & just got on here to see the new & BEAUTIFUL pieces everyone’s made! I stayed up sooo late last night making 3 nests, (but I got a 3 hr. nap before starting a new day! :) )

    I’ve been cooking up ideas today for more. I love the copper, leaves, cool crocheted bracelet, & the great stones you all have been using!

    And thanks for Chickdom! I’ve been feeling guilty about not getting back here sooner!

  150. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hi, Dizzy Chick! Welcome to the Flock!!! :-) Don’t feel bad — this is the first chance I’ve had to check in since late Sunday night. We all just check in when we can! :-)

  151. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for the link, Downy Chick — very cute! Love all the nests you Chicks have made & posted pix of for us to see! Got to get the “ingredients” so I can get one made, too. :-)

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Wow, someone is still up! Hi Chicky LE! Time to stop spinning & go to bed now, but I will make a point to drop in tomorrow. Much easier day ahead! Night!

  153. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Night, Dizzy Chick! See you tomorrow! :-)

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    really like seeing everybody’s work… keep ‘em comin’ :)

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    WOW! am I ever way behind on what’s going on. Beautiful nests chicks! I guess I’m gonna have to got on the ball and try it too.
    Happy chick, love the copper and amazonite!
    Silly Chick, I really loving your piece too! Those leaves are a fantastic idea.
    Now I gotta find some. And no I’m not laughing at your clasp idea. I call it ingenuity.
    Bubbly, Downy, Happy, yours are gorgeous too! and little Chick, what a GREAT idea you had for mothers day.
    Keep the pictures coming!
    Still trying to learn how to get good pictures with our camera. Someday I’ll get something posted.

  156. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I second Mary’s statement – Beautiful Nests!!!!! I’m so impressed and anxious to try mine!
    Shannon, love those little leaves – where’d you find them?

  157. CAS
    CAS says:

    I’ve definately gotten behind in my reading here, I’m going to have to spend ALOT of time to catch up, but I’ve got to go right now :( (boo hoo)! Talk to you Chickys later! Hugs

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Talk to ya later!!! :D

  159. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Happy Chick & Silly Chick, Great nests!!!! I love the leaves you put on your, Silly Chick!!!

  160. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    AAAAAAHHHHH, love all the beautiful nests… speechless, so stunning – whether as earrings, or pendant like silly chick has or… like happy chicks… okay wow, I’m inspired to make some too, will try to find some copper wire… or other colored wire to experiment with!!!!! …. :)

  161. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Little Chick — These would be lovely as pins, too, for women who prefer those. Just a thought… :-)

    Silly Chick — Love the little leaves! Got to find some! Your idea for your toggle is pure genius!!! :-)

    CAS — Are you putting together a new list of Chick names for us, please? Thanks!

  162. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Okay, I posted my nest necklace picture yesterday on another pick..Since they are showing up here, I’ll do it again. Once again, I’m sorry that its so blurry.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    I would like BRUTALLY honest opinions on the 2-tone nests. Not sure that works for me yet. But I couldn’t find silver wire in 24 ga. so I subbed copper. Silver is craft wire, 22 ga with eggs joined by 24 ga sterling. (just a couple inches)

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  164. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Cute nests! Hmm…I’ve actually never seen these done with two tones…but it’s different…gives it your own flair!

  165. Karen H aka Fancy Chick
    Karen H aka Fancy Chick says:

    These are all beautiful!

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    KarenDe-Challenge Chick says:

    What creative bird would content herself with one nesting material if she could use two? I think these have a lot of personality – in a good way!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Thanks! I would like to find some bronze or antique brass wire to try also. Anyone recommend a good brand?

    I like the antique/vintage look of Happy Chick’s nest – the copper looks darker than what I have.

    Silly Chick – Wow! I love all the little leaves!

    Southern Chick, I like the branch you have in there! Did you use silver/pewter? I haven’t strung any kind of “chain” for mine yet, still spinning with ideas for feathering the nests!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    2 tone looks great – very creative!

  169. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    I like every one of them – you are
    SO creative!!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Don’t know about creative, but very impatient. I just couldn’t wait to buy more wire!

  171. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Practiced tonight w/ 24 gauge craft wire and glass pearls. It’s OK, but I want to do better. I think I wove my nests too tight. They are both really sturdy, but my design still needs work. That said, they are still cute enuf to give for little Mother’s Day momentos.How neat is that? Even practice pieces turn out cute.
    Btw. I like the 2 tone nests. They are really pretty. You are all such talented ladies.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Happy Chick, mine are heavy too! I overwork almost everything, & loose nests felt too flimsy to me! I would love to do the nice graceful curves of the copper with blue pearls (earrings) Smoky Rose posted above!

  173. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Gosh, I am so doing a new nest…everyone else’s has blown me away! So gorgeous! So awesome! :D

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Nuuh Uhhh! You were the Brave Little Chick that posted first! Gave everyone inspiration! And I wish I had pretty ribbon to put mine on like yours, I love that look!

    Problem is, the possibilities are endless!

  175. DOG Chick aka Angela
    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    I am never going to catch up! I love all these wonderful nests and will have to practice this weekend. Hugs to all the ChicKies!

  176. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Awww, thanks so much Lori :) You’re so sweet! Really, though, everyone here has such wonderful ideas, and it’s great to learn from each other!

    I actually just ordered some materials to make a new design…can’t wait!

  177. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Ok…really need to get going now…promised myself some rest before midnight this time! Good night all and catch ya later :)

  178. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Hi Chickies – Crazy day here – have hardly had a chance to look at picks much less posts – Just paged up and saw Dizzy Chick’s nests. WOW!! The different tone wire nest is out of this world gorgeous and the wire work on all three is really top notch! Is that a heavier guage wire and if so, was it easier to work with that say the 22 guage I am using?

    Southern Chick – your nest w/the branch is so very sophisticated :) – don’t think I can make my wood skewers do that! HAHA!

  179. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Nighty night Downy Chick – Missed ya today!! :)

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Me too, going to go make a nest, I hope. My fingers got sore the other night, they were so tight. Need to practice loosening up!

    Night!

  181. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Southern Chick & Dizzy Chick, I love your ideas on your nests, VERY PRETTY!!!!

  182. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hi, Dizzy Chick — Love the look with the two-tone wire nests! The solid color is beautiful, too!

    Southern Chick — Yours is gorgeous! Thanks for posting your pix!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Love your nests Dizzy Chick!!!

  184. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Dizzy Chick, I’m just running you around, evidentally….. I don’t see it here – I’ll keep looking, maybe it was one of Little Chick’s picks….. sorry for the confusion.

  185. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Fantastic Chicky nests Dizzy Chick!! Amazing!! How did you make those?!

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