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All pieces are stitched to order. All Christmas orders must be placed by December 10 to ensure that I have time to make your piece. Thank you for your understanding.

Birds make their nests using materials they find in their environment. They use twigs, leaves, feathers and grasses, even hair, mud or bits of trash to build safe shelters for their delicate eggs. Some are very simple, and some are so densely and elaborately woven that they are used for many generations.

As real birds do, I make these nests out of bits I find lying around. I collect all the scraps from unsuccessful projects and experiments in wire crochet. When there's enough, I crumple up the leftover bits of mesh and bind them tightly together into a nest. Former "mistakes" find new life this way as nesting material - it lets me feel free to try new ideas!

Each nest, made of fine silver wire and freshwater pearls, is about 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) in diameter, hung on a sterling earwire.

Also available in bright silver or goldfill. Variations are possible on the number of pearls, just ask.


The symbolism of the bird's nest makes it a great gift. It's perfect to celebrate a pregnancy. People order them for their mothers, grandmothers or sisters with one egg for each sibling in the family. One bride gave pendants to her mother and mother-in-law on her wedding day to commemorate the couple "leaving the nest". And another bride chose one to wear for her wedding, moved by the fact that they are made using pieces from former mistakes. Both she and her husband, her childhood sweetheart, had made the mistake of marrying the wrong people before they found each other again and made their home together. Three pearls were for her three new step-sons who now call her Mom. What a lovely story!

**Disclaimer: I have made quite a few of these over the years, so sometimes I have to make new "scraps" to fill nest orders. Let me know if this makes a difference to you one way or the other.**

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This piece is made-to-order just for you. My usual turnaround time is one week. Let me know if you have a particular deadline and I will do my best to work with you.

Made-to-order items can be customized in ways such as substituting a metal or changing a size. Please contact me for details.

I accept payments via Paypal, or I can also accept a credit card payment via telephone. Please contact me if you are interested in this option.


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precious meshes by emily conroy | philadelphia


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bird's nest earrings, oxidized silver, pearl eggs

$58.00 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fine silver, sterling silver, wire, metal, freshwater pearls
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 306 reviews
  • Ships from Pennsylvania, United States to select countries.
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