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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Beaded Angel Ornament



 This time of the year we see all sorts of angel ornaments.  There are some very pretty ones out there.  I made a sweet ribbon angel ornament that's become very popular here.  I keep plenty of craft beads on hand, so today I'm showing you how easy it is to make a cute little Christmas Beaded Angel Ornament you've probably seen before in blogland and really liked. 
                                                                       
What you'll need to make your own Beaded Angel Ornament:
  • 44 acrylic faceted 8mm craft beads  (dress)
  • 1 16mm craft bead (head)
  • 24 3X6mm beads (wings)
  • 16 6/0 glass seed beads (halo)
  • 54 inches (approximate) 24 gauge wire

1) Find the center point of the wire. Bend wire into L shape at center.
2) Slide 9 (8mm) beads to the bend in the wire.
3) Slide 8 beads onto one end of the wire keeping them near the end.
    Thread other end of the wire back through the 9 beads and pull tight.       Flatten out the rows as needed.

4) Slide 7 beads onto one end of the wire, push the other end through all 8 beads, and pull tight.



5) Continue adding beads using the same method until there is a row with just two beads.  Remember to flatten out each row.






 6) Take the longer end of the wire and thread 12 3X6mm beads on it. Pass the wire through the row of 3 (8mm) beads and then thread 12 3X6mm beads on the wire and then pass it through the row of 2 (8mm) beads. 



 7) Pass both ends through the 16mm bead

 8) Take the longer end of the wire and thread 12 3X6mm beads. Take both ends of the wire and wrap them around the wire just below the halo.

 9) Cut off any extra wire, adjust the halo and wings. Ta Da! 

      You can add (between the two last beads and head bead) a hanger of your choice.






A variation using light purple beads:



These beaded angels make for a beautiful ornament for your Christmas tree or just a decorative item to place on a gift or to decorate around your home.  They also make really great hand crafted gifts for the holidays!!!

Enjoy!







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11 comments:

  1. These are so sweet! You could make them in colors to match any wrapping too! You always do lovely things with your beads!

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  2. This is beautiful! I collect angels, just got a beautiful purple one that I love!(smile). I am now following your lovely blog. Email on the way to you. Hugs! Sandra

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  3. One more thing, Gail: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Gail, these little bead angels are so sweet! I have one that was my Mother's from years ago. It's in my "The Tree is Up" post.
    JoAnn

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  5. Coming from DIY dreamer where you were featured I love your DIY so easy and so cute !
    thank you so much. I'm your newest follower "LE CHEMIN DU BONHEUR" I'm french and living in PARIS
    xoxo
    Joëlle

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  6. I love these! I'm a sucker for all things glittery :). We so appreciate your linking up.

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  7. This is such a sweet project! I love it!!

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  8. These are so pretty! They look vintage almost.

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  9. What a beautiful ornament. I bet it just sparkles on the tree. Thanks so much for linking up to the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings party.

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