Beading / Jewelry

Vintage Golden Bird Ornament

By  Mary Lynn Maloney  for  Nunn Design

  • Vintage Golden Bird Ornamnet


  • Patera items*: Antique Gold Raised Pendant Vertical Rectangle; Antique Gold Raised Tag Mini Square; Winter Holiday Collage Sheet; Silver Small Ornate Snowflake Charm; Antique Gold Twig Connector Bar; Antique Gold Small Textured Cable Chain, 4” length; Large Textured Cable Chain link (to be used as a jump ring); Antique Gold Large Jump Ring; Antique Gold Headpin; Antique Gold Petal Beadcap, 6mm; Diamond Glaze
  • Aqua glass bead, 6mm
  • Aqua crystal, 3mm
  • Silver bicone spacer bead
  • Ultra-fine crystal glitter
  • Small paintbrush
  • Semi-gloss gel medium
  • *Products by Nunn Design


  • Jewelry pliers
  • Small paintbrush
  • Straight pin
  • 1. Cut rectangular yellow bird image from collage sheet. Brush back of image with gel medium. Brush inside of rectangle pendant with medium. Press image firmly into pendant. Brush top of image with thin even coat of medium. While medium is still wet, sprinkle with glitter on tree branch are of design. Let dry.
  • 2. Brush a thin coat of Diamond Glaze onto Raised Mini Square Pendant. Sprinkle a bit of glitter onto the glaze, then drop snowflake charm onto pendant surface and center. Adhere aqua crystal to center of snowflake with small drop of Diamond Glaze. Let dry.
  • 3. Use jewelry pliers to attach large gold jump ring to top loop of rectangle pendant. Thread gold chain through jump ring. Attach end links of gold chain to loops of twig connector bar.
  • 4. Attach mini square pendant to bottom loop of rectangle pendant with large gold chain link. Thread bead cap, aqua bead and silver spacer bead onto head pin. Create a loop and trim excess wire. Attach bead loop to bottom loop of mini square.