Christmas Crafts, Handmade Holiday Cards & Gifts

Natural Branch Necklace

Go eco-chic with this easy-to-create necklace that features a charming miniature bird perched atop a handmade wire nest and natural branch.

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Materials Needed:

  • 1/4-inch diameter branch that has an offshoot
  • anvil pruners
  • miniature bird (found at a hobby store with the miniature dollhouse supplies)
  • 20-22 gauge wire
  • 1/16" drill bit
  • leather, jute or ribbon cording
  • head pin
  • necklace clasp
  • wood stain or stain/wax
  • sanding block

Trim Branch

Using anvil pruners, trim branch to 2-1/2 to three inches long.

Sand and Stain Branch

Sand branch to remove any rough places then apply a light coat of wood stain or stain/wax.

Drill Hole in Bird

Carefully drill a hole through the center of bird using 1/16-inch drill bit.

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