Beaded Ornaments for the Holidays and Beyond

Beaded Ornaments for the Holidays and Beyond

From BeadStyle magazine

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Holiday and non-holiday ornaments - including netted ornament covers, simple strung beaded dangles, wireworked flowers, peyote-stitched Russian ornaments, and beadwoven snowflakes - are featured, with a few more complex pieces for beaders who are more advanced.


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Author: From BeadStyle magazine
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; ISBN: 9780871662830


From the editors of BeadStyle magazine.
Introduction 4
Tools and materials 5
Basics 6
Ornament hangers 9

STRINGING AND WIREWORK
Decorate with beaded wreaths 14
Simple wreath ornaments will brighten holiday trees or gifts
A few of our favorite things 16
Create colorful ornaments with unusual glass beads
Holiday hoopla 20
Coiled wire and beads form festive trees
Poinsettia ornament 22
Bead a decorative holiday accent with wire and seed beads
Andromeda ornament 24
Create a timeless ornament with French beaded-flower techniques

ORNAMENT COVERS AND NETTING
Christmas past 28
Bead a simple swag ornament for elegant holiday decorating
Sparkling ruffles 31
Light up the holidays with ornaments of ruffled beaded lace
An apple a day 34
Netted apples make perfect gifts for schoolteachers
Frosted ornaments 37
Crown your holiday baubles with a lavish array of pearls and crystals
Holiday elegance 40
Capture an ornament in a web of beads
Sparkling spider 43
A beaded spider is a versatile decoration for Halloween or Christmas
Balloon ornaments 46
Two versions take flight
Ornaments take wing 50
Bedeck an ornament with cardinals and chickadees
Victorian swags ornament 54
Its beauty belies the simplicity of its construction

OTHER STITCHING
Add a little color 58
Personalize a herringbone stitch crayon
Miniature moccasin 60
Bead embroider bits of suede for a colorful ornament
Flurries in the forecast 63
Seed beads and crystals add sparkle to a simple ornament
Pretty plumage 66
Peyote stitch mimics the feathers of domestic or exotic birds
Pumpkin patch 69
Bring autumn’s bounty indoors with a tiny pumpkin
Dainty peyote stitch Russian ornament 72
Embellish a holiday decoration with crystal fringe
Flip-flop style 76
Brick stitch flip-flops bring memories of summer year round
Chevron heart 78
Say “I love you” with a glistening fringed heart
Ice crystals 81
Sparkling snowflakes capture the beauty of the season
Sweet treat 84
Loops of peyote make up an ornament inspired by old-fashioned candy
Creative twist 88
Turn a herringbone tube into a whimsical pretzel
Fan wheel flakes 90
Welcome the wintery weather with uncommon snowflake ornaments
What a lifesaver! 92
Create the perfect thank-you gift

Contributors 95
Expand your love for beautiful beaded adornments to your holiday home! Imagine trimming your tree in handmade ornaments that will just twinkle with love next to the Christmas lights-instant heirlooms! Beaded Ornaments for the Holidays and Beyond brings us a plethora of brilliant designs. Full-page color photos and easy-to-follow diagrams make this a great resource for beautiful gift and decor ideas for your home and a must-have for your beading bookshelf. If you're just getting started and are excited to get your feet wet, but you aren't quite ready to dive into the complex patterns, begin by creating a few simple-to-make beaded ornament hangers with some basic stringing and wirework. Next, work through a few of the simple yet adorable projects, such as Holiday Hoopla, which involves nothing more than stringing a length of seed beads onto wire and shaping the wire into a spiral tree. Then, when you're ready to sink your teeth in, create Victorian-style Christmas Past ornaments, stunningly intricate (yet easy to make) Sparkling Ruffles ornaments, a cute Miniature Moccasin to display on your tree or in your collection of miniatures, and more. Work by yourself to surprise everyone with your creations, or get your kids and family involved-you'll not only make beautiful ornaments, but you'll also create holiday memories to cherish! (So, go pick up your copy. Seriously...what are you waiting for?)
-Joanna Feller, Bead Unique magazine
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