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DIY: Free Beaded Holiday Ornament Using Soft Touch Flexible Beading Wire Pattern

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Do you ever look at beaded ornaments and feel like they may be too difficult for you? I do. So, I created a pattern that looks far more complicated than it actually is. No bead weaving necessary! It is super easy, I promise!

Materials:
Soft Touch .019 – 54 inches
2x2mm crimp tube – 12 tubes
3mm crimp covers – 12 covers
Super duo beads – 12 beads
11/0 seed beads

(Beads were purchased from www.BeadWorldInc.com)

Tools: 
Crimping pliers
Chain nose pliers
Bead stoppers
Cutters

Instructions:

 
1. Attach a bead stopper a few inches from the end of 30 inches of beading wire. String a crimp tube, seven beads, a crimp tube, ten beads, a Super Duo bead, thirteen beads, a Super Duo bead, thirteen beads, a Super Duo bead, ten beads. Pass the wire back through the second crimp tube to create a circle. 



2. String seven beads, a crimp tube, ten beads, a Super Duo bead, thirteen beads, a Super Duo bead, thirteen beads. Pass the wire through the second half of the first Super Duo bead in the previous ring. This will connect the two rings together. String ten beads. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube to create a circle.

3. Repeat Step 2 three times.


4. String seven beads. Pass the wire through the very first crimp to connect the two sides.
String ten beads. Pass the wire through the second half of a Super Duo bead. String thirteen beads, a Super Duo bead and thirteen beads. Pass the wire through the second half of a Super Duo bead. String ten beads. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, creating the final circle.

5. Crimp all of the tubes.


6. Attach a bead stopper at the end of 4 inches of beading wire. String sixteen beads. Pass through the second half of a Super Duo bead at the bottom of a circle. String sixteen beads. Remove the bead stopper. Using both ends of the wire, string a 2x2mm crimp tube, creating a tear drop shape. Crimp the tube. Cover the crimp. Trim the excess wire.

7. Repeat Step 7 five times to complete the ornament cover.


 (color alternative)

I hope that you enjoy the ornament tutorial. If you learn better via video, you can check out a video replay from a live video that I shot on how to make this ornament in our Facebook Videos. While you are there, please click to "like" us on Facebook. We offer new videos regularly!

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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