Beaded Holiday Ornament Using Bead Wire Pattern
Designer Sara Oehler

Materials

Soft Flex Extreme Beading Wire .019 diameter - 5.5 ft
(Plenty of wire in a Jingle Bells or Festival of Lights Trios Beading Wire Set)
2x2mm Crimp Tubes - 25 pcs
3mm Crimp Covers - 25 pcs
11/0 Seed Beads in 2 colors
Frosted Glass Ornament - 1 pc

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). Click here for crimping instructions.



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!



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.