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DIY Holidays: Christmas Beaded Wreath Ornament Using Craft Wire

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One of my favorite holiday symbols is a wreath. I always have one on my entrance door to welcome in my family and friends. I decided to try this in a downsized version as an ornament. I love it. This is probably my favorite ornament that I've made so far this year. I used some old wood beads that I've had laying around and a ribbon that I recycled from a past gift.

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Materials:
18g Soft Flex Craft Wire (Gold)
Wood beads in various sizes
Ribbon

Tools:
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Nylon Tipped Hammer
Cutters
Olympus-Lite WigJig w/ Metal Peg
Olympus Super Pegs


 String your beads on the wire. I chose to use beads that graduated in size with small on top and large on the bottom.
 

Leaving about 3 inches of wire as a tail on one end, create a 90 degree bend on the opposite side. Trim the wire off of the spool.

 

 Wire wrap the two ends together to create a tight circle.
   

Create a wire wrapped loop. Learn more about wire wrapped loops by visiting our Tips and Tricks section!


Tie a bow around the base of the wire wrapped loop.


Create an ornament hook. Learn more about creating a hook by visiting DIY Christmas - Basic Ornament Hooks And Earring Wires on the WigJig. Don't forget to work harden that hook!


Now isn't that just too cute? By using recycled materials, I created a very affordable but attractive ornament. Now, it is your turn! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my tutorial!

http://eepurl.com/bW_9zj


 
Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog. She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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