Beaded Holiday Ornament Cover

Designer Sara Oehler
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Materials

Extreme Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 - 6 1/3 feet
2x2mm Crimp Tubes - 20 pcs
3mm Crimp Covers - 20 pcs
8/0 Seed Beads - 168 pcs
6mm Crystal Beads - 8 pcs
8mm Crystal Beads - 8 pcs
Tear Drop Crystal Beads - 8 pcs
3 1/2" Ornament

Tools

Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Cutters
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Notes:

Although many of the pictures in progress show the ornament cover on the ornament. I put this together on a flat surface and simply slid it onto the ornament for pictures.

Ornaments don't all have the same sized topper. Make sure that your initial loop fits on your ornament before moving forward. You may consider adding another seed bead to each section to make it bigger or take one away to make it smaller.

Leave a little slack whenever you crimp to make room for the crimp covers and to allow the wire to relax. Don't cinch the wire down too much.



Step 1:
Use 12 inches of beading wire to string a crimp tube and 8 seed beads. Repeat the stringing pattern 3 times. Pass the wire through the first crimp to create a circle, in the middle of the wire. Leave a little slack in the circle, clip a bead stopper on each wire.

Step 2: String 8 inches of beading wire through each crimp tube except the first. Adjust the crimp to the middle of the wire and crimp the tube. Repeat for the other 3 crimps, cinching the circle so that there is only a little slack. Cover every crimp with a crimp cover. Click here for crimping instructions.



Step 3: Choose one wire and string 8 seed beads, a 6mm crystal, 8 seed beads, an 8mm crystal, 8 seed beads, a tear drop crystal and a crimp tube. Clip a bead stopper on the end of the wire. Repeat the stringing pattern on the next wire.



Step 4: Use a 5 inch piece of beading wire to string through the 6mm crystal in both wires. String a crimp tube and pass the other end of the wire through the crimp in the opposite direction to create a 20mm circle. Crimp and cover the crimp with a crimp cover. Trim excess wire.



Step 5: Repeat Step 4 to connect the two 8mm crystal beads in the same way.

Step 6: Remove the bead stopper from the bottom of the wire strand. Cinch the wire down and crimp. Cover the crimp with a cover. Trim excess wire.

Step 7: Repeat Step 6 for the second strand.



Step 8: Repeat Steps 3-7 for the other three sides of the ornament.



Step 9: Slide the ornament cover on your ornament.


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.