Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Little Nest

I think it looks charming to have a small nest tucked among the leaves of a plant. It says "Spring!" to me and adds a little whimsy in an unexpected place.

You can find small branch nests and faux eggs at most craft stores. Once you take them out of the florescent lighting, away from the dusty fern fronds and faux bananas, they look fantastic.

I bought this little branch and egg set years ago and I love it just as much today as when I first bought it.

The branch is made with a dull gold cable, the nest is beading wire, the tiny eggs were painted gold and the flowers were created with glass beads. Knowing that, you could easily recreate this yourself.

I love how it looks on top of my orchid, don't you?

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