Sunday, November 25, 2012

DIY: Free Beaded Holiday Ornament Using Bead Wire Pattern



Today, you can catch me on Jewel School between the hours of 7am and 11am, Pacific Time or 10am and 1pm, Eastern Time. I am hoping to share my ornament idea on television. 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.

Sunday, November 25 
10am-1pm (EST) / 7am-10am (PST)
Monday, November 26
10am-12pm (EST) / 7am-9am (PST)
Jewel School on Jewelry Television (JTV)
 Check your guide for you local channel and time!

 Materials:
  • Extreme Beading Wire .019 in. - 5.5 ft (Plenty of wire in a Jingle Bells or Festival of Lights Trio)
  • 2x2mm crimp tubes - 25 crimps
  • 3mm crimp covers - 25 covers
  • 11/0 Seed Beads in 2 colors
  • 1 frosted glass ornament
Tools:
  • Crimping pliers
  • Cutters
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Bead Stoppers
Instructions:

 

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!

6 comments:

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

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

Sara Oehler said...

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

Amanda Sparks said...

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

Best,

Amanda

Sara Oehler said...

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

Smil_lyn said...

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

Sara Oehler said...

You are very welcome!

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