Festive Beaded Holiday Ornament
Designer Jamie Hogsett

Skill Level Intermediate

Materials

20 gauge Gold Soft Flex Craft Wire - 12"
26 gauge Gold Soft Flex Craft Wire - 36"
24 gauge Gold-Filled Head Pins - 8 pcs
20 gauge Antique Gold-Plated Head Pins from Tierra Cast - 4 pcs
5x6mm Gold-Plated Pewter Oval Jump Rings from Tierra Cast - 3 pcs
12x20mm Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Christmas Tree Charm from Tierra Cast - 1 pc
9x25mm Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Candy Cane Charm from Tierra Cast - 1 pc
10x23mm Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Frosty Charm from Tierra Cast - 1 pc
7mm Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Talavara Star Bead Caps from Tierra Cast - 4 pcs
10mm Bright Gold Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearls from Artbeads - 4 pcs
10mm Red Picasso Czech Pressed-Glass Coin from Artbeads - 1 pc
5x4mm Coral Picasso Czech Fire-Polished Rondelles from Artbeads - 6 pcs
4mm Light Siam Swarovski Elements Crystal Bicones from Artbeads - 6 pcs

Tools

Wigjig Olympus-Lite
Cutters
Nylon Hammer
Anvil or Bench Block
Chasing Hammer
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers

Instructions

Finished Size: 3 1/2" long x 1" wide

Step 1: Place the 25mm Premium Peg and the 16mm Premium Peg in the Wigjig as shown below.



Step 2: Use the 20-gauge wire to wrap around the 25mm peg. Use chain nose pliers to bend the long end of the wire to a 90 degree angle.



Step 3: Use the short end of the wire to bend up and around the long end of the wire.



Step 4: Use the long end of the wire to string the 10mm glass coin.



Step 5: Use chain nose pliers to bend a 90 degree angle in the long end of the wire, just below the 16mm peg, adjusting the 16mm peg if necessary to make the wire fit after you've made the bend. Wrap the wire around the 16mm peg.



Step 6: Remove the wire piece from the Wigjig, turn it over, and place it back on the Wigjig.



Step 7: Bend the wire end up and around the wire at the 90 degree bend.



Step 8: Remove the wire piece from the Wigjig. Use nylon jaw pliers to hold the larger of the two wire loops. Coil the end of the wire as if you were making a wrapped loop. Repeat with the smaller of the two wire loops. Use the nylon hammer and anvil to hammer the wire loops to strengthen them.



Step 9: Use the chasing hammer and anvil to hammer the wire loops to flatten them. Use the jump rings to attach the charms to the larger of the two wire loops, as shown below.



Step 10: Use one 20-gauge head pin to string 1 pearl and 1 bead cap. Form a simple loop and do not cut the excess wire. Repeat three times for a total of four pearl dangles.



Step 11: Use wrapped loops to attach the pearl dangles to the wire loop as shown below.



Step 12: Use 3" of 26-gauge wire to form a wrapped loop around 1 fire-polished rondelle. Use the other end of the wire to form a simple loop. Repeat five times for a total of six rondelle dangles.



Step 13: Use wrapped loops to attach the rondelle dangles to the wire loop as shown below:



Step 14: Use one 24-gauge head pin to string 1 crystal bicone; form a simple loop. Repeat seven times for a total of eight crystal dangles.



Step 15:
Use wrapped loops to attach the crystal dangles to the wire loop as shown below.



Step 16:
When hanging, the beads and charms of the finished piece blend together to form a festive jumble of bright sparkling dangles. Enjoy!


Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.