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DIY: Free Beaded Holiday Ornament Using Bead Wire Pattern

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I shared this ornament idea on JTV's Jewel School. I created it in two color combinations. One is based off of the Festival of Lights Trio and one is based off of the Jingle Bells Trio. Find materials for this project at www.SoftFlexCompany.com.

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Step 1:  Use 6 in. of beading wire to string a crimp tube, 4 blue seed beads, 3 light seed beads and 4 blue seed beads. On the same wire, repeat the stringing pattern 4 more times. Pass the wire through the first crimp to create a circle. Leaving a little slack in the circle, clip a bead stopper on each wire.

Step 2: String 1 ft. of beading wire through a crimp tube from Step 1. Adjust the crimp to the middle of the wire and crimp the tube. Repeat for the other 4 crimps, cinching the circle so that there is no more slack. Cover every crimp with a crimp cover (see picture above).


Step 3: String 4 blue beads, 3 light beads, 4 blue beads and 1 crimp tube. On the wire to the right, string 4 blue beads, 3 light beads and 4 blue beads. Then, pass the wire through the crimp tube. Tighten the wires and crimp. Cover the crimp with a crimp cover.

Step 4: Repeat Step 4 four times (see picture above).


Step 5: String 6 blue beads, 3 light beads, 6 blue beads and 1 crimp tube. On the wire to the right, string 6 blue beads, 3 light beads and 6 blue beads. Then, pass the wire through the crimp tube. Tighten the wires and crimp. Cover the crimp with a crimp cover.

 Step 6: Repeat Step 5 four times (see picture above).


Step 7: String 8 blue beads, 3 light beads, 8 blue beads and 1 crimp tube. On the wire to the right, string 8 blue beads, 3 light beads and 8 blue beads. Then, pass the wire through the crimp tube. Tighten the wires and crimp. Cover the crimp with a crimp cover.

 Step 8: Repeat Step 7 four times (see picture above).


Step 9: String 10 blue beads, 3 light beads, 10 blue beads and 1 crimp tube. On the wire to the right, string 10 blue beads, 3 light beads and 10 blue beads. Then, pass the wire through the crimp tube. Tighten the wires and crimp. Cover the crimp with a crimp cover.

 Step 10: Repeat Step 9 four times (see picture above).

Here it is in red, green and gold. Not shown in this picture, I actually painted the top gold to match the crimps, crimp tubes and crimp covers.  Enjoy!

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6 fabulous thoughts ...

  1. love it...thanks for sharing. I saw you on JTV...you looked great!
    Sonya

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  2. Awesome, thank you! I'm looking forward to tomorrow's episode now. :)

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  3. This is great and timely! Can't wait to get started for the holidays!

    Best,

    Amanda

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  4. Hi Amanda! I love the holidays. With handmade goods, you have to start early. I feel like everything leading up to the holidays is just as important as the holiday itself.

    Sara

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  5. Hello! Thank you very, very, much for posting this! I am a first time ornament beader :/ and This has helped me!! Thanks again!

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