This Easter nest beaded box is fun to make, using basic seed beads. It is about 3.5″ wide and 1.5″ high, so you can hide some little chocolate Easter eggs inside. Let me tell you more about the project.
You are going to be using size 8 seed beads and superduos to make the basic box. You will also need size 11 seed beads for the texture of the nest and the beaded Easter eggs in the top of the nest.
These beads are all readily available from any good bead shop, and you may have some of them in your stash.
You will also need your favourite beading thread. All beaded boxes require firm tension. So, I recommend using Fireline thread. But if you have another preference that gives good tension for you, that’s fine to use.
The nest beads will need to be in brown, but you can mix and match different shades to add interest. For the little eggs you can choose any colours. In fact, this is a great way to use up leftover odds and ends.
Experience and Techniques
Most of the Easter nest beaded box is worked in Peyote stitch. You will be using basic tubular and circular variations. So, this would be simple for any improver or intermediate beader to follow.
BUT, the embellishment texture around the nest is made using free-form techniques. I have explained the structure of these techniques, but you will need to be confident in your creativity for this part. I know, for some people, that is scary. But in reality, this should be simple…it means you can’t get it wrong because anything goes!
I am not able to answer questions via email. I have linked to an online class that you can use if you need extra help with this project.
About the Easter nest beaded box
As I said at the start, this is a good sized box, capable of holding some small chocolate eggs. So, it will make a beautiful gift for someone special. It doesn’t have to be for Easter. Any bird-lover would enjoy this!
You are also welcome to sell any finished boxes that you make (you cannot teach or share the tutorial, though). Copyright details are included in the PDF.
For more Easter beading projects, use this link to browse my tutorials.