Saturday, November 3, 2012

Beaded Christmas Ornament Cover

Aloha Crafters ~

Today's Idea & Inspiration is a Beaded Cover for a Christmas Ornament.

SUPPLIES:
  • Hard Beading Needle ~ 30061220
  • Beadalon Wildfire ~ 30131631
  • Miyuki 11/0 crystal AB ~ 30130302
  • 3mm Bi-Cone Crystal AB ~ 30037017
  • 4mm Bi-Cone Crystal AB ~ 30037077
  • 5mm Bi-Cone Crystal AB ~ 30051077
  • Crystazzi 8mm Crystal AB Drop ~ 30095075
  • Crystazzi 6mm Crystal AB Oval ~ 30095036

Instructions:
Cut 1 yd Wildfire
String 1 Seed Bead.  Sew through bead again (this creates a stopper bead). Leave 3-4” tail.
ROUND 1 ~ String 34 more Seed Beads (for a total of 35), form circle by sewing the same direction through the 1st strung bead.


ROUND 2 ~String 7 Seed Beads, 1 – 3mm Bi-Cone, 7 Seed Beads. Sew through 7th Seed Bead in Round 1. Repeat stringing pattern and sew through 14th, 21st,  28th  & 1st Seed Beads in Round 1.

ROUND 3 ~ Sew down through 1st 7 Seed Beads & 3mm Bi-Cone. String 9 Seed Beads, 1 – 3mm Bi-Cone, 9 Seed Beads. Sew through 2nd Bi-Cone. Repeat stringing pattern and sew through 3rd, 4th, 5th & 1st 3mm Bi-Cones.

ROUND 4 ~ Sew down through 1st 9 Seed Beads & 3mm Bi-Cone. String 11 Seed Beads, 1 – 4mm Bi-cone, 11 Seed Beads. Sew through 2nd Bi-Cone. Repeat stringing pattern and sew through 3rd, 4th, 5th & 1st 3mm Bi-Cones


ROUND 5 ~ Sew down through 1st 11 Seed Beads & 4mm Bi-Cone. String 15 Seed Beads, 1 – 4mm Bi-cone, 15 Seed Beads. Sew through 2nd Bi-Cone. Repeat stringing pattern and sew through 3rd, 4th, 5th & 1st 4mm Bi-Cones

ROUND 6 ~ Sew down through 1st 15 Seed Beads & 4mm Bi-Cone. String 19 Seed Beads, 1 – 4mm Bi-cone, 19 Seed Beads. Sew through 2nd Bi-Cone. Repeat stringing pattern and sew through 3rd, 4th, 5th & 1st 4mm Bi-Cones

ROUND 7 ~ Sew down through 1st 19 Seed Beads & 4mm Bi-Cone. String 19 Seed Beads, 1 – 5mm Bi-cone, 19 Seed Beads. Sew through 2nd Bi-Cone. Repeat stringing pattern and sew through 3rd, 4th, 5th & 1st 4mm Bi-Cones

ROUND 8 ~ Sew down through 1st 19 Seed Beads & 5mm Bi-Cone.
*1st Dangle ~ String 4 Seed Beads, 1 4mm Bi-Cone, 1 Seed Bead, 1 5mm Bi-Cone, 1 Seed Bead, 1 4mm Bi-Cone, 2 Seed Beads, 1 8mm Drop, 1 Seed Bead. Sew back through 8mm Drop, 2 Seed Beads, Bi-Cones & 2 Seed Beads. String 2 Seed Beads. Sew through 4mm Bi-Cone that initiated this Dangle.

String 19 Seed Beads, 1 – 5mm Bi-cone
2nd Dangle ~ String 4 Seed Beads, 1 6mm Oval, 2 Seed Beads, 1 4mm Bi-Cone, 1 Seed Bead. Sew back through 4mm Bi-Cone, Seed Beads, Oval & 2 Seed Beads. String 2 Seed Beads. Sew through 5mm Bi-Cone that initiated this Dangle.
String 19 Seed Beads, sew through next 4mm Bi-Cone.

Repeat from * until all the way around. Tie off and sew tails through beads.

Note: Add more thread as needed. Knot together and thread through beads.

 Happy Crafting!

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