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Beading Tutorials: Christmas Projects

Festive Holiday Beading Patterns and Crafts

Whether you're a beginner or expert, you can enjoy creating your own custom holiday decorations, jewelry or accessories, with Christmas Beading.

Using beads in a few classic Holiday colors, anyone can create unique and beautiful items that will be the envy of everyone at the office party. From ornaments, to necklaces, to center pieces, the possiblities are endless.

Techniques used in these free projects include: netting, herringbone weave, right angle weave (RAW), peyote stitch, leaf fringe, stringing and bead embroidery.

Beaders and crafters are welcome to print these instructions for personal use only.  You can print the entire page, or highlight the tutorial that you want to use and choose "Print Selection".  Remember to reuse the paper! These tutorials may not be republished or distributed in any form.

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This simple netted ornament design is easy to create, and can be adapted and embellished to suit just about any style or taste. These instructions will use two seed beads colors, but you can create your own patterns for interesting and colorful beaded ornaments. Use these pretty decorations on your tree, wreaths, garlands and more!

You can learn more about netting stitch with this Seed Bead Netting Tutorial.

Materials:

Small round glass ornament.

Seed beads, size 11/o or 10/o in gold and green

Beading thread

Beading needle

Beadwork:

Step 1) Thread your needle on a comfortable length of thread and string one seed bead, sliding it down until you have an 8 inch tail. Stitch back through the bead again and pull tight to create a stop-bead.

Step 2) Pick up the following pattern of seed beads:

1 green, 5 gold, 1 green, 6 gold, 1 green, 7 gold, 1 green, 6 gold, 1 green, 5 gold, 1 green, 4 gold, 2 green

Slide the beads down to the stop bead.

Step 3) Stitch back through the green bead second from the end, and pull tight. If you have trouble getting the beads to snug up, you can also push the stop bead up to tighten the beadwork.

Step 4) Pick up the following beads: 4 gold, 1 green, 4 gold. Skip the first green bead from the previous row, and stitch down through the next green bead. You should now have a diamond-like shape at the top of the bead strand.

Step 5) Pick up 6 gold beads, 1 green, and 7 gold. Stitch down through the adjacent green bead in the previous row.

Step 6) Pick up 6 gold beads, 1 green, and 5 gold. Stitch down through the first green bead added in the previous row.

Step 7) You will now need to perform a turn to start the next row. Pick up 4 gold beads, and 2 green. Stitch up through the first green bead again and pull tight.

Step 8) Pick up 4 gold beads, 1 green, and 5 gold. Stitch through the adjacent green bead in the previous row.

For this row and each following row, you can keep track of your stitches by making sure to sew through the green beads that have only one strand of beads passing through them.

Step 9) Continue adding rows using the netting technique, using the pattern of 4-5-6-7-6-5-4. Periodically check the length of your beadwork against the ornament, until you have a panel of netting that is about ¼ inch short of covering the entire sphere. You will need to stop at the top of the beadwork - the opposite side as the stop bead.

Step 10) Wrap your beadwork around the ornament, and pick up 4 gold beads. Stitch through the top green bead from the first row. This will begin connecting the first and last rows together.

Step 11) Continue zipping up the netting, crossing back and forth between the gap and using the 4-5-6-7-6-5-4 pattern. Retrace the thread path once to tighten and secure the beadwork.

Step 12) Weave the working thread and tail thread into the beadwork, tying a few knots between beads. Trim the threads.

Variations:

To create a more snug beaded covering, you can cinch up the top and bottom of the netting by adding a few beads between each point.

Try adding fringe and tassels to the bottom of the ornament. You can also embellish the netting with other beads, such as stars or teardrops.

Christmas Beading Patterns

Repeating patterns for any project.

You can turn these simple patterns into bracelets, banners, a table runner, bookmarks and more! Just use your imagination. These patterns are great for Delica or cylinder seed beads, but can also be used with Czech or Japanese round seed beads, cube beads, pony beads, or any small beads that fit together evenly with flat beadweaving.

These patterns are free to beaders and crafters for personal use. To save or print, just right click on the picture. Patterns may not be republished or distributed. Copyright Mortira, Inspirational Beading.

Peyote, Gourd, or Brick Stitch

Silver Bells

Starry Night Sky

Christmas Stockings Over the Mantle

Herringbone, Square Stitch or Loom Weaving

Christmas Tartan

Wrapping Paper

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Christmas Beaders

There's something wonderful about having a skill that allows you to make your own home decor items and gifts. When you give a unique, handmade present, friends and family are often delighted, and sometimes a bit jealous, too!

Have you tried holiday beading before?

  • Yes! I make all my own decorations.
  • Yes. I've made a few things here and there.
  • I make beaded gifts, but no holiday items yet.
  • I have never tried beading before, but I will now!
  • No. I'm not ready to try beading yet.
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Holiday Bead Colors - Easy Color Palettes to Go!

Classic red, white and green bead palettes are easy to create with a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. For more holiday palette ideas, check out Christmas Delights.

Making Beaded Poinsettias

A quick little holiday themed video showing a beaded poinsettia being created. You can get full instructions to make your own flower beads with the Leafy Petal Poinsettia Bead Tutorial.

This tiny 3-D beaded ornament is great to hang from the tree, or to decorate a center piece for your dinner table.

You could also try making them in different colors for party favors year-round. They would make great wedding favors in the bride's colors.

Materials Needed:

Size 10o or 11o seed beads in two colors

One size 4o or "E" bead

Beading thread (Fireline is recommended)

Beading needle

Beaded Box:

Step 1) Following grid A in the pattern below, create a square of basic right angle weave.

Step 2) At the end of the last row, exit the top-most bead (highlighted in blue, grid A). Grasp the RAW square with your thumb and forefinger so that only the top row of beads is shown.

Try to maintain this position as you stitch the next two rows, so that the beadwork will take on the desired shape.

Step 3) Pick up 3 beads to begin the first row of grid B. Follow the pattern using right angle weave, to complete a second square that is the same size as the first.

4) At the end of the last row, exit the side bead of the cluster, and begin the first row of grid C.

As you add squares C-F you will need to use beads from previous squares to connect the box shape. You can count stitches as you go, keeping in mind that in each row, there will be 6 "vertical" beads.

Step 5) Complete each square in order, connecting the edges of the box shape together. If you add new thread, secure the tail immediately to reduce tangling.

Ribbon:

Step 1) Once the box is assembled, weave around and exit from the third bead in the middle row (highlighted in orange, grid F).

Step 2) Pick up 4 ribbon colored seed beads, the 4o bead, and 4 seed beads. Stitch into the fourth bead in the middle row.

Step 3) Weave around and stitch back through the last 4 seed beads and the 4o bead again. Pick up 19 seed beads.

Step 4) Stitch back through the first bead added, and the 4o bead. Repeat to form a second loop.

Step 5) Exit from the 4o bead again, and pick up 10 seed beads. Skip the last bead added, and stitch through the next 9 beads, and the 4o bead.

Repeat to form a second fringe.

Step 6) Stitch back down through the connecting seed beads and into the box. Secure the thread with a few knots and trim.

Step 7) To hang your gift box from the tree, insert a wire ornament hook under the 4o bead and twist it to close.

Beads of Christmas - Enjoy!

A wonderful holiday bead inspiration video from the fabulous folks at Happy Mango Beads - my favorite source for unique, natural, vintage, and exotic beads.

This fun festive project uses leaf fringe to mimic Christmas lights and pine boughs for a chunky and sparkling holiday bracelet.

Materials Needed:

Seed beads in the following colors:

Dark Brown

Dark Green

Black

Red

Yellow

Bright Green

Blue

Toggle Clasp

Black or Brown Beading Thread

Beading Needle

Scissors

Ruler

Step 1) Secure a stop-bead on 2 yards of thread, leaving a 6 inch tail. Using dark brown beads, create a panel of flat, even count peyote stitch that is 10 beads long and 10 beads across.

Step 2) After adding the last bead, pick up 3 beads, and stitch down into the next row of beads. Pull tight to form a picot.

Step 3) Stitch back up to the top of the panel and add another picot. Exit the beadwork again from the next stack of beads.

Step 4) Pick up 4 beads, one half of the clasp, and 4 beads. Stitch down into the next stack of beads and pull tight. Retrace the thread path through the bead loop again to add strength.

Step 5) Stitch through the beadwork and add two more picots to the last half of the panel.

Step 6) Weave through the beadwork to exit the other side. Secure the tail and trim, but leave the working thread.

Repeat steps 1-6 for the other half of the clasp.

Step 7) Fasten the clasp, and measure the length of the clasp and peyote panels. Subtract this length from the desired length of the bracelet. The result will determine the length of the bead strand in step 8.

Step 8) With the working thread from one panel, pick up enough dark brown beads to match the appropriate length for the bracelet plus one inch. Make sure that the number of beads is divisible by 3.

Step 9) Stitch into the last row of the other peyote component, opposite the thread tail. Weave around, and exit the next stack of beads.

Step 10) Pick up another strand of brown beads, that is the same length as the strand in Step 9 and stitch it to the opposite panel.

Step 11) Continue adding beads in this manner until the working thread is about 6 inches long. Secure the thread in the beadwork and trim.

Pick up the remaining tail thread and continue adding strands until you have a total of 10 strands between the clasps.

Step 12) Secure any tail threads and trim. Secure a comfortable length of thread in one side of the beadwork and stitch through the first 3 beads in one strand.

Step 13) Pick up 5 dark green beads and slide them down to the beadwork.

Stitch back through the 4th bead added and pull tight.

Step 14) Pick up 2 dark green beads and stitch back through the first bead added. Stitch through the next three brown beads in the strand.

Step 15) Pick up 1 black bead and 4 blue beads.

Stitch back through the 3rd blue bead added and pull tight.

Step 16) Pick up 2 blue beads, and stitch back through the black bead, and the next three brown beads in the strand.

Step 17) Continue adding "leaves" and "lights" in this manner, placing different colored lights randomly along the strands. Add and end thread in the peyote panels as needed.

Step 18) When all ten bead strands have been covered with fringe, secure the working thread with a few knots and trim.

Wear your bracelet to a holiday concert!

Bracelet Variations

Create a set of different bracelets as party favors for a holiday dinner party.

"Christmas Lights on Snowy Evergreen Branches"

- Use a variety of green shades and finishes for the pine "leaves".

- Make the lights white and blue, or gold and silver.

- Add even more foliage and lights with fringes of leaves along each bracelet strand.

- Use red beads with daisy chain stitches instead of lights to create a holly berry bracelet.

Tutorial text and images copyright Mortira, Inspirational Beading.

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These easy to make embroidered ornaments are a great craft to do each year. The beads are added using the back-stitch technique.

Materials Needed:

Seed beads in red, white and two shades of green

Green craft felt

Sewing thread

Beading needle

Glue

Round stencil, about 2 inches diameter

Marker or seamstress chalk

Wreath Front:

Step 1) Trace around your stencil on a piece of felt. If desired, make a smaller circle in the centre as a guide.

Step 2) Thread the needle with a double length of thread and knot the ends three times. Stitch up through the felt, exiting just inside the circle.

Step 3) Pick up four beads and slide them down to the felt. Lay them along the circle, and stitch down into the felt as close to the last bead as possible. Pull tight.

Step 4) Stitch back up through the felt, between the 2nd and 3rd bead. Stitch through the last two beads again.

Step 5) Pick up four beads, and repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have a ring of beads. Use red, white and green beads at random, or in a pattern of your choice.

Stitch through the first bead added at the end of the ring to close it.

Step 6) Create a second ring of beads, just inside the first. Pick up three beads at a time in this round, and each following round.

Add and end thread as needed. When the circle is about half full (or you have reached the centre ring) secure the thread at the back of the felt with a few knots and trim.

Wreath Back:

Step 1) Create another circle on a piece of felt, and draw the date or two-digit year in the centre.

Step 2) Use back-stitch to cover the numbers with beads. Stitch through the numbers once more to secure them.

Knot the thread at the back of the felt and trim.

Assembly:

Step 1) Cut out the felt circles. Thread the needle with another double length of thread.

Step 2) Stitch through the wreath front, exiting at the top edge. Apply a bit of glue to the back of the felt, and press the two circles together.

Step 3) Allow the glue to dry, then add the picot edging and bail.

Edging:

Step 1) Pick up 3 beads, and stitch through the wreath from back to front. Pull tight.

Step 2) Stitch up through the 3rd bead.

Step 3) Pick up two beads, and stitch through the wreath from back to front.

Step 4) Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the entire edge of the ornament is edged in beads.

Step 5) Stitch up through the first bead in the edging, and pick up enough beads to create a loop for hanging the ornament.

6) Stitch down into an adjacent edge bead. Bring the thread up through the beadwork at the front of the wreath.

Step 7) Knot the thread as close to the beadwork as possible. Trim the excess thread, and use the eye of the needle to hide the knot under the beads if necessary.

Hang your ornament for all to see!

Variations:

- Fill in the centre of the wreath with a contrasting color such as gold or yellow.

- Personalize your ornaments with initials, and give them as gifts.

- Stitch a tiny bow to the top of the wreath before adding the edging, or make one with bead loops.

Beaded Ornaments

Using a variety of materials and techniques, you can transform your home or office into a winter wonderland.


This guide can help you to create an entire collection of custom ornaments that express your own personal style. Impress your holiday guests with your unique tastes and fabulous talents!

Big Book of Beaded Ornaments  (Leisure Arts #1973)
Big Book of Beaded Ornaments (Leisure Arts #1973)

This popular title in the Leisure Arts series offers 71 projects for a variety of Christmas ornaments, ranging in style from icicles and snowflakes, to stars and whimsical characters.

 

This festive chain can be used for a bracelet or necklace. The base is made with a variation of tubular herringbone weave. Daisy chain stitch and leaf fringe create the look of fresh holly.

Materials Needed:

Gold, red, and green seed beads

Beading thread

Beading needle

Clasp (optional)

Herringbone Base:

Step 1) On about 3 yards of thread, pick up 4 gold beads and slide them down, leaving an 8 inch tail.

Step 2) Stitch through all four beads again to form a ladder. Pick up two more gold beads, and stitch through the previous two again.

Step 3) Stitch through the first stack of beads in the ladder, the last stack, and the center stack to form a ring.

Step 4) Pick up 2 beads, and stitch down through the top bead in the next stack.

Step 5) Stitch up through the top bead in the next stack and pull tight.

Step 6) Pick up 1 bead and stitch down into the next stack.

Step 7) Step up through two beads in the next stack. Pick up two beads, and stitch down into the next stack.

Step 8) Continue adding two beads at a time, and stepping up through two beads after each stitch, until the rope is the desired length.

Add and end thread as needed.

Step 9) Attach a clasp as desired.

Holly Fringe

STep 1) Exit the beadwork about 3 beads down from the clasp. Pick up 6 green beads and slide them down to the beadwork.

Step 2) Stitch back down through the fifth green bead and pull tight. Snug up the beads if necessary.

Step 3) Pick up 3 green beads, and stitch through the first green bead from the previous step. Stitch into the beadwork away from the clasp.

Step 4) Stitch over to the next row in the base and pick up 1 green bead and 6 red beads. Slide them down to the beadwork.

Step 5) Stitch up through the first red bead added and pull tight.

Step 6) Pick up 1 red bead and stitch through the fourth red bead from the previous step.

Step 7) Pick up 5 green beads and create a leaf. Stitch back through the three center beads in the red cluster and the first green bead. Re-enter the beadwork.

Step 8) Continue adding leaves and berries in this manner, alternating between the herringbone rows.

Space the fringe randomly, or in a pattern of your choice.

Step 9) Secure the tail threads with a few knots between beads and trim.

Wear your new chain to a holiday party!

Easy Beaded Crystal Snowflake Ornament

The use of green, white and red beads with twisted tubular herringbone creates the look of a candy cane. Opaque white beads with transparent red and green looks the most realistic, but you can use your favorite style of beads to make a fun and festive necklace.

Materials Needed:

Seed beads in the following colors:

Transparent Red

Transparent Green

Opaque White

2 Silver Charms (optional)

Beading Thread

Beading Needle

Scissors

Herringbone Rope:

Step 1) On a comfortable length of thread, pick up two white beads, and stitch through both again. Working in ladder stitch, add one red bead, two white beads and one green bead.

Step 2) Stitch the ladder into a ring, and exit from the green bead. Pick up one green and one white bead.

Step 3) Stitch through the white bead in the ladder, to the left of the green. Pull tight.

Step 4) Stitch up through the next white bead. Continue working in tubular herringbone following the color pattern of the bead ladder. (Green and white, white and red, white and white.)

Step 5) At the end of the third round, step up through 3 green beads instead of 2. Continue adding rows, stepping up through three beads at the end of each round. Create a twisted herringbone rope that is at least 40 inches (102 cm) long, adding and ending thread as needed.

Step 6) When the last round is complete, stitch back up into the previous stack and exit the top of the beadwork. Stitch down into the stack of beads to the right of the working thread.

7) Step up to the right, and continue stitching the bead stacks together. Exit the top of the tube.

Dangles:

Add a fringe of your choice to the tube end and/or attach a charm as follows:

Step 1)Pick up 3 white beads, a charm, and 3 white beads. Stitch down into the stack directly opposite from where the working thread is exiting.

Step 2) Retrace the thread path through the dangle to add strength.

Step 3) Exit the top of the beadwork again, from an empty stack. Pick up three white beads, and stitch down into the next bead stack. Pull tight to form the beads into a picot. Repeat for the opposite side.

Step 4) Secure the thread within the herringbone rope and trim.

Step 5) Thread a needle on the tail thread, and repeat steps 1-4 to finish the opposite end of the rope.

Wear your necklace to a family gathering!

Christmas Colors

There are so many different ways to use color to express feelings and bring cheer. Although a decoration or object might not use the traditional red, white and green colors, it can still bring to mind the holiday spirit.

What is your favorite holiday color palette?

  • Red, White and Green
  • Silver and Gold
  • White and Blue
  • Red, Yellow and Green
  • Red, Yellow, Green and Blue
  • Blue and Silver
  • White and Gold
  • Other (Let us Know in the Guestbook!)
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Holiday Napkin Rings

Techniques: Peyote Stitch, Stringing

Customize your table settings with these easy to make trinkets. You can make a set of matching rings, or customize them and give them away as party favors.

Materials Needed:

Assorted 10o and 6o seed beads

Assorted 8mm beads

Beading thread

Beading needle

Stretch cord

Darning needle

Craft glue or cement

Scissors

Pattern Examples:

Step 1) For each napkin ring, create 4 or more peyote beaded beads that are 10 beads long and 8 beads across.

Step 2) On about 6 inches of stretch cord, string 1 8mm accent bead and one peyote bead.

Step 3) String enough 6o beads to fill the space within the peyote bead.

Step 4) Continue adding beads, alternating between accent beads and beaded beads.

Step 5) String the final peyote bead, and all but two of the 6o beads needed. String two 6o beads on the opposite end of the cord.

Step 6) Grasp both ends of the stretch cord and tie an overhand knot around the darning needle. Use the needle to push the knot down to the beads. Remove the needle and pull the knot tight.

Step 7) Tie a second knot directly over the first. Dab the knots with a bit of glue, then pull the peyote bead over the knot to hide it. Allow the glue to dry.

Show off your trinkets at a holiday dinner party!

Tutorial text and images copyright Mortira, Inspirational Beading.

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Create long-lasting popcorn strands to decorate a tree. Once you've created the beaded popcorn beads, you can do this project with the kids for a fun winter afternoon.

Materials Needed:

Seed beads in white or cream

Beading thread

Beading needle

Mint or cinnamon dental floss

Assorted beads in festive colors

Making Popcorn Beads:

Step 1) Using seed beads and about 14 inches of beading thread, create a peyote stitch square that is 6 beads high and 5 beads across.

Step 2) Fold the square in half and zip-up the edges to form a beaded tube.

Step 3) Secure the tail thread in the beaded tube and trim.

\With the working thread, stitch down into the bead tube, near the center of a row. Pick up 6 seed beads, and stitch into an adjacent bead in the tube.

Step 4) Stitch through the tube and exit the beadwork one or two rows away. Pull the thread to make sure the beads are snug.

Step 5) Continue adding bead loops until there are 5 or 6 loops around the surface of the bead tube.

Step 6) Secure the thread in the beadwork with a few knots and trim.

Garland Assembly:

Step 1) Create as man popcorn beads as you wish - you can always add more as needed.

Step 2) Cut a length of floss that is six inches longer than the desired garland length. Knot one end around a bead twice.

Step 3) String assorted beads and popcorn beads, randomly or in a pattern until the strand is nearly full. Secure the end by knotting it around the last bead twice.

Display your creation for all to see!

Tutorial text and images copyright Mortira, Inspirational Beading.

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Beaded Ornament Patterns - Handmade Decorations and Gifts

Create your own custom tree decorations, or use beaded ornaments as gift dangles and party favors. These projects come highly recommended not only for their ease, but for their beauty as well.

For even more Christmas Beading patterns, visit The Sage's Cupboard Free Project Directory.

Medallion Beaded Ornament Covers

This quick video shows an example of how to connect bands of beadwork into a cover for a bulb Christmas ornament.

You can adapt your favorite flat beading stitch to create your own ornament cover. Some great stitches for this project include right angle weave and herringbone weave.

The original Medallion Ornament by Ruby Fischer uses a variation of the daisy chain stitch.

Holiday Beading Projects - Holiday Jewelry and More

One of the best places to find inspiration for seasonal beadwork is FusionBeads.com. They have a fabulous selection of free tutorials and beading FAQs, color palette ideas, and themed inspiration folders with complete materials lists. Here are some of this year's best holiday pieces:

Here are some more Christmas jewelry projects:

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Mihaela Vrban 6 years ago from Croatia

This is so going to my favorites! And it's going to be lensrolled on one of my future lens I plan to start working on!


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CrypticFragment1 6 years ago

very nice...I was hoping it would be jewelry though when I saw the "beading"! lol

great job


RinchenChodron 5 years ago

Thank you for this unique and informative lens. ***** I also love your illustrations. Way to go. Looks like you are half way to the 50 lenses you'll need to become a Giant - just stick with it! Happy Holidays


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michelledurakis 5 years ago

great lens , Thanks for joining the christmas spot.


anonymous 5 years ago

I used to make the neatest little bead angel Christmas ornaments... I need to pull my beads out and see what I can come up with.

Great lens

Bj


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SandyMertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra Level 3 Commenter

Nice lens! I remember doing this. It has been a long time though.


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thelonebeader 5 years ago from Boston, MA

Adorable little present! Also, thanks for your comment! Yes, I feel very accomplished - those 3 pieces took almost 5 months to complete! Now, on to the next one! Hope you're enjoying the season. Cheers from Boston! :D


LunaBandia 5 years ago

These are fantastic ideas! I can't wait to try the napkin rings. This is exactly what I was looking for. I only wish I would've found this sooner but I'm going to come and back and make some of these ornaments next year. Thanks again!

If you get the chance, visit my Beading Crafts blog!


anonymous 5 years ago

The Daisy Chain lens and this one go together nicely. Like them!


anonymous 5 years ago

These beading projects are very beautiful!


gods_grace_notes 5 years ago

I love those Christmas lights!

Your instructions are terrific... you're quite the craft instructor, You are a great resource for everyone and I'm happy to have you at Connie's Craftaholics Club!

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kerbev 5 years ago from Upstate, NY

I love that little gift box!


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religions7 5 years ago

Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)


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bead at home mom 5 years ago Level 3 Commenter

Thanks for sharing your talents. Beautiful projects!!


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BeadAngel LM 5 years ago

That's beautiful! I have a similar project done at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/Kid_Art_Project/Kid_a...

Cheers!


anonymous 5 years ago

Your lens is wonderful! So many great projects to choose from.


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Mihaela Vrban 4 years ago from Croatia

This is stunning lens! Blessed by an Angel!


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indigoj 4 years ago from UK

Ooh totally gorgeous lens! I love the clarity of the step-by-step instructions. I have made some beaded decorations from kits and they were fun.


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jgelien 4 years ago

I cannot wait to try some of these projects. The pictures are great and the instructions are so well written that I think even I can follow them. Very lovely 5*****


inkserotica 4 years ago

So worthy of a blessing by a passing Angel :) and, of course, 5*!


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lasertek lm 4 years ago

My wife enjoyed this lens so much. She has been beading for quite some time now and has been looking for new resources that she can use. This has been very helpful. Thanks so much. 5*

Hope you could visit my lenses and this fb page. Thanks again


projectmeasure 4 years ago

Hey, I love your lens and added picture best. It very informative and helpful, I think.

Thanks for share.


Obscure_Treasures 4 years ago

You have lots of good ideas here!I love all your recommendations!


anonymous 4 years ago

I will be mentioning your site in an article on Associated Content - they're backed up on approving articles right now, so don't expect it to come out for about 2 weeks. You can contact me there before hand if you wish. (just go to AC and look up under my name)


Cardtouche 4 years ago

So much to do! Great lens and great information. Should keep beaders busy until Christmas. I particularly like the netting on the bauble to make it look special. Excellent.


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howtocurecancer 3 years ago

Your crafts are awesome!Keep the good work. You are special.


SofiaMann 3 years ago

Fantastic work. You are great.


anonymous 3 years ago

This is fascinating, will look into doing my own beading now


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choosehappy 3 years ago from US

Exellent beading tutorial; one of the best I've seen!


trythemon 3 years ago

I have never seen this craft before. It looks very theraputic as well and the Christmas decorations are beautiful. I do scrapbooking but I think I might give this a go especially with such a comprehensive tutorial


SallyJaneOriginals 3 years ago

good thorough lens....with a range of difficulty. Great work!


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James43302 3 years ago

I voted other in your color platte cause my favoriate is still the traditional red & green. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas


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mskaylay 3 years ago

I like the Candy Cane Lariat Necklace & Easy Beaded Ornament Cover. Thanks for sharing your lens.


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bead at home mom 3 years ago Level 3 Commenter

I love to bead but this is a whole different level of beading. Maybe one day. Loved the lens very thorough and if I were to pick it up this is where I will come for instruction.

Thanks for the inspirations.


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Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States Level 6 Commenter

Totally awesome!


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Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States Level 6 Commenter

Congratulations on the well deserved purple star!


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Lenskeeper 3 years ago

I like these crafts, particularly the ornament cover. The ornament cover takes a plain glass ball ornament and turns it into something special.


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Blackspaniel1 3 years ago

Nice lens


Jobbas 2 years ago

great


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vineliner57 2 years ago from Bloomington, IN Level 1 Commenter

I personally think hand made decorations and gifts carry a lot more meaning behind them opposed to buying something in a store.


anonymous 2 years ago

these look great! I'll have to save this as a favorite as Christmas gets closer, 'thumbs up' from me too.


anonymous 2 years ago

these look great! I'll have to save this as a favorite as Christmas gets closer, 'thumbs up' from me too.


BethIRobinson 2 years ago

Thank you for sharing this! I can't wait to make the present.


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sockii 2 years ago from New Jersey Level 1 Commenter

Cool ideas! I never have the patience for seed bead work, but I love looking at these designs.


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wcjohnston 2 years ago

What is your favorite holiday color palette? Red and Gold. Great Lens, I have not done a beaded holiday project since my daughter was small

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TreasuresBrenda 2 years ago from Canada Level 4 Commenter

Great projects; wonderful instructions.


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TreasuresBrenda 2 years ago from Canada Level 4 Commenter

Great projects; wonderful instructions.


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annieangel1 2 years ago from Yorkshire, England Level 1 Commenter

these look great - thanks for sharing all these wonderful projects. Angel blessed


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Beadsnresin 2 years ago

What an awesome lens, you put a lot of effort into it! thanks.


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BusyMOM LM 2 years ago

Beautiful lens! I just added you to Great Gifts for Beading in the featured lenses area. Come visit!


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BusyMOM LM 2 years ago

Beautiful lens! I just added you to Great Gifts for Beading in the featured lenses area. Come visit!


andradar 2 years ago

Beautiful lens - with great ideas and very good instructions! You did great job and spend a lot of time!


Traceeshobbies 2 years ago

I make jewlry but I think I will make some ornaments to add to everybodies Christmas gifts next year. Thanks so much for the ideas!


anonymous 2 years ago

You can buy the netted balls at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Anna/22480657... It's a nice additition to any tree or ornament stand


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yayas 2 years ago

What a remarkable talent you have for beading for Christmas. I love all the little items you've created. Thank you for sharing.


anonymous 2 years ago

Hi,. Love your work. Thanks so much for sharing,.


anonymous 2 years ago

Luv your work. Thanks so much for sharing.


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BookWormLaser 2 years ago from Mobile, AL

Great ornaments. My mom and I made some bead bells when I was a kid. Really enjoyed it. Still have a bunch for my tree. My kids love them


anonymous 23 months ago

It would be nice if you would put a picture at every step cause I don't understand the beaded ornament cover and I want to make it so badly for Christmas and its the most beautiful that I've seen so far !!!

Thank you.

-Emie


anonymous 23 months ago

There are some beautiful patterns here and all free, couldnt be any better however i also feel picture step by step are very very helpful xx


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ImproveBallet 23 months ago from South Africa

Thank you for the detailed instructions. I am itching to make the napkin rings. Of to the store to get the beads


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Aumlanka 23 months ago

You have some great project ideas on here! I look forward to trying a few.


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mobileboutique lm 22 months ago

Wow! Thanks for sharing! I love to admire other's beading works! Thanks!

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