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Old 10-21-2003, 04:24 PM
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Post Xmas Bead Crafts

I am new here but I have some of my own bead crafts for Xmas that I had bought many years ago and everyone seems to love them or look for them at my shows, so if anyone would like to make some be my guest, sorry I do not have a scanner for pictures but I think my directions are simple enough I hope any question just asked or PM me and I will be happy to help. So I am starting out with 2 out of the 8 for today.

Christmas Mice-Makes 6--Each 2 ¾ " tall

Material Needed:

258"- #24 ga Craft Wire
12-25mm SUNBURST Beads-Ruby (red)
6-25mm SUNBURST Beads-White
6-25mm SUNBURST beads-Crystal
6-18mm SUNBURST Beads-White
48-10mm SUNBURST Beads-Ruby (Red)
12-10mm SUNBURST Beads-White
12-8mm Facted Beads-Crystal
12-6mm Facted Beads-Crystal
18-6mm Round Beads-Ruby (red)
12 –21 X 12mm Holly Leaf Beads-Emerald
372-6mm Rondelle Beads-Crystal
6-18mm Global Facted Beads (for the head)-Crystal

Tools Needed: Wire Cutter, Long Nose Pilers

Step 1: Cut a 14" piece of wire. String 16 Crystal 6mm Rondelle Beads on wire. Center the beads on the wire into a loop. Twist the wires together twice just below the beads to form and "Ear". Repeat to make a second ear.

Step 2: Hold all four wires ends from the ears close to beads together. String one Crystal Global Facted bead, followed by one 18mm white SUNBURST Bead. Pull the four wires taut. Spread two of the wires out of either side. These wires will form arms later on; the remaining two wires are for the body and feet.

Step 3: Hold the two body wires together and string on two Red 25mm SUNBURST Beads, one White 25mm SUNBURST bead, and one Crystal 25mm SUNBURST bead. Make sure the beads are nestled together.

Step 4: Spread the body wires apart. On each body wire, tightly knot one Crystal 8mm Faceted Bead. Cut off excess foot wire except for ½", Bend the ½" back against the 8mm Faceted Bead. Bend foot wires so feet are placed in front of mouse.

Step 5: On each arm wire, string 4 Red 10mm SUNBURST Beads, one White 10mm SUNBURST Bead, and one Crystal 6mm Faceted Bead. Make sure beads are nestled together. Tightly knot on the on the last bead. Cut off wire excess wire except for 1½". Bend the ½" back against the 6mm Faceted bead.

Step 6: Cut a 10" piece of wire. Tightly wrap one end of this wire twice around the body wires between the Crystal and White 25mm SUNBURST Bead, leaving a long tail of wire at the back of the mouse. Cut off any excess wire from the short end. On the long tail wire, string 30 Crystal 6mm Rondelle Beads. Tightly knot on the last bead.

Step 7: Cut a 5"piece of wire. String 3 Red 6mm Round Beads on the wire. Center the beads on the wire and twist wire halves together close to the bead.

Step 8: On each wire, tightly knot One Holly Leaf close to the round Beads. Twist wire together once more to form a holly sprig.

Step 9: Attach holly sprig to mouse’s tail by wrapping the sprig wires around the tail between the 2nd and 3rd Rondelle Beads (counting in from the tip of the tail). Twist sprig wires together several times. Cut off excess wire except for ¼". Bend this ¼" back against tail.

Step 10: repeat Step 1-9 five more times to make a total of six Chris Mice.

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Old 10-21-2003, 04:27 PM
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Hloiday Glow Candle

HOLIDAY GLOW CANDLES

Materials Needed:

44--25mm SUNBURST Beads-Ruby
36—6mm Round Beads-Dark Yellow
48—6mm Round Beads-Ruby
404—11mm Tri-Beads-Dark Yellow
48—21 x 12mm Holly Leaves-Emerald
364"—24ga Craft Wire

Tools Needed:

Ruler, Wire Cutters, Long-Nose Pilers.

CANDLE

Step 1: Cut a 14" piece of wire. String one Yellow 6mm Round Bead on the wire. Center the bead on the wire and knot the wire around the bead.

Step 2: cut a 13" wire. Hold this 13" wire together with the wire from Step 1. String four Yellow Round Beads on both wires on each side of the center bead. Bend into flame shape. Make sure all beads are nested together. Twist all four wires together twice, close to the beads.

Step 3: Hold all four wires together. String on 11 Ruby 25mm SUNBURST Beads. Make sure beads are nested together. Tightly knot on the last bead with all four wires. Cut off excess wire except for ½". Bend this ½" back against the last SUNBURST BEAD. This forms the candle.
HOLDER

Step 4: Cut a 10" piece of wire. String 31 Yellow Tri Beads on the wire. Make sure beads are nested together. Bend the wire into a ring and twist wires together several times to hold. Cut off excess wire. Tuck into the inside of ring the twisted ends.

Step 5: Repeat Step 4 except use a 12" piece of wire and 51 Yellow Tri-Beads to make a larger ring.

Step 6: Cut two 10" piece of wire. Attach these wires to the base of the candle by wrapping the middle of each wire around the four candle wires between the first and second SUNBURST Beads. The wires should extend equally spaced around the candle.

Step 7: Set the base of the candle in the smaller Tri-Bead ring. Attach the candle to ring by wrapping each of the four attachment wires (from Step 6) around the ring wire between the Tri-Beads nearest each attachment wire.

Step 8: Set the candle (with inner Tri-Bead ring) in the large Tri-Bead ring. Attach the inner ring to the outer ring by wrapping each of the four attachment wires around the outer ring wire between the Tri-Bead nearest each attachment wire. Cut off excess wires except for ½"; bend each 1/2" end in against the ring.

Step 9: Cut an 8" piece of wire. Attach one end of this wire to the inner Tri-Bead ring by wrapping the wire end tightly around the inner ring between any two Tri-Beads. String 19 Yellow Tri-Beads on the long end of the wire. Make sure all beads are nested together and bed wire into a loop. Tightly wrap the wire end around the outer ring wire between two Tri-Bead directly opposite where the wire was attached to the inner ring. Cut of any excess wire.

Step 10: Cut a 6" piece of wire. Attach one 6mm Round Ruby Bead onto wire.
Center the bead on the wire and knot the wire around the bead. Than attach another one on each side of the center bead, knotting each one so you have three together twisting them tightly. Do this separately again so you have four sets of these beads.

Step 11: On one wire of the beads, string two Emerald Holly Leaves. On the other wire string one Emerald holly leave. Push the leaves up close to the round Beads. Twist the wires together once to hold.

Step 12: Repeat step 10 and 11 three more time to make a total of four holly sprigs.

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Old 10-22-2003, 10:56 AM
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Hoilday Wreaths

Well here are some more ideas for today.

Holiday Wreaths

Material Needed

96--6mm Faceted beads--Ruby
336--11mm Tri Beads--Emerald
12--12" Chenille Stems-Red

Tools Needed:

Scissors, Monofilament line or thread

Instruction:

Step 1--String on Faceted bead on four Tri bead onto a chenille stem.

Step 2--Repeat Step 1 six more times. String on one more faceted bead. (There will be eight faceted beads and seven groups of Tri beads on the chenille.)

Step 3--Center the beads on the chenille. Make sure all beads are nested together. Twist chenille ends together once, so the beads form a ring.

Step 4--Form a bow for the wreath by bending one end of the chenille into a loop and twisting close to the beads, repeat with other chenille end.

Step 5--Repeat all steps to make 11 more wreaths. Ornaments may be suspended by tying on a piece of monofilament line or thread.
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:00 AM
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Jolly Santa's


Jolly Santa Makes 3

Materials Needed

87"-#24 ga. wire
9-25mm Sunburst Bears, Red (Ruby)
6-25mm Sunburst Beads, White
3-25mm Sunburst Beads, Black
6-18mm Sunburst Beads, Red (Ruby)
15-18mm Sunburst Beads, White
21-12mm Faceted Beads, Red (Ruby)
12-8mm Faceted Beads , Red (Ruby)
15-8mm Faceted Beads, Crystal
6-10mm Round Beads, Black
3-6mm Faceted beads, White
3-Hand-painted wooden Santa head (holes on both ends)
6-Cotton Balls

Materials Needed
Wire Cutters
Long Nose Pliers
Clear Drying Craft Glue

Instructions

1--Cut two 10" pieces of wire.

2--Tightly knot 1- White 6mm Faceted Bead on one wire leaving a 1/2" tail. String 2- 8mm Red Facted Beads on the wire. Bend the 1/2" tail back against the White Faceted Bead. Do NOT cut off excess wire on other end.

3--Tightly knot 1-Red 12mm Faceted bead on the other 10" wire leaving a 1-1/2" tail. Do not cut off 1-1/2" tail as it will be used to form hanging loop later on.

4--Insert the first wire with the 3 beads strung on it through the 12mm Facted Bead knotted on the second wire in Step 3. Insert wire through the end with the 1-1/2" tail. Do not cut off excess wires. These two wires become the body wires.

5--Working with both body wires as one unit, string beads on the wires in the following order: 1 Red 18mm Sunburst Bead, 1 White 25mm Sunburst bead. This complete the hat.

6--Continue stringing on both body wires as one unit beads in the following order: 3 Crystal 8mm Faceted Beads, 1 Santa head stringing it over the three 8mm Faceted Bead so they are inside the head. Make sure the head is right side up.

7--Continue stringing on both body wires as one unit beads in the following order: 1 White 18mm Sunburst and 1 Red 18mm Sunburst bead. This completes the head and neck.

8--Cut a 9" piece of wire.

9--Wrap this wire once around the body wires close to the last Red 18mm Sunburst Bead. Make sure there is a equal length of wire on each side of the body wires. These wires will be used to form arms later on. Make sure one arm wire is on the right of the Santa and one is on the left side.

10--Continue stringing on both body wires as one unit beads in the following order: 2 Red 25mm Sunburst Beads, 1 Black 25mm Sunburst bead, 1 Red 25mm Sunburst Bead and finally 1 White 25mm Sunburst Bead. Make sure beads are nestled together. This completes the body. Spread body wires apart as each will now be use as a leg wire.

11--On EACH leg wire, string beads in the following order: 2 Red 12mm Faceted Beads, 1 White 18mm Sunburst Bead and finally 1 Black 10mm Round Bead. Make sure beads are nested together. Tightly knot on the last bead. Cut off excess leg wires except of 1/2". Bend this 1/2 back against the last 10mm Round Bead. This completes the legs.

12--String beads in the following order on EACH arm wire attached in Step 9: 1 Red 12 mm Faceted Bead, 1 Red 8mm Faceted Bead, 1 White 18mm Sunburst Bead, and finally 1 Crystal 8mm Faceted bead. tightly knot on the last bead. Cut off excess wire except of 1/2". Bend this 1/2" back against each of the last 8mm faceted Beads. This completes the arms.

13--Make small hanging loop with tail wire extending from hat by wrapping wire around itself 3 X's close to the 12mm Faceted Bead. Cut off any excess wire.

14--Glue cotton on head to form hair and beard. Starting with the back of the head, glue little piece of cotton to the back of the head, sides, and forehead. Glue on a large piece for a beard and 2 tiny pieces above bead for mustache.

15--Repeat steps 1-14 twice to make additional 2 Santa. Santa may also be suspended from a piece of monofilament line or thread.
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Old 10-23-2003, 08:30 AM
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Miniature Candy Canes--Makes 24

Miniature Candy Canes--Makes 24

Material Needed

72--12mm Sunbrust Beads-Emerald

96--12mm Sunbrust Beads-Ruby

288--12mm Sunbrust Beats--Crystal

8--12" Chenille Stems

8 --1mm Braid

Tools Needed:


Scissors, wire cutters, long needle nose pliers

1--Cut Chenille into 3 4" sections.

2--With needle nose pilar make a hook on 1 end of each one.

3--Cut 12" of Braid.

4-- Put 1 12mm Crystal bead on and bring it to the center of Braid.

5--Tie Braid off at top.

6--Put Sunbrust Beads on to chenille to hook end as follows: 1 Ruby, 2 Crystal, 1 Emerald, 2 Crystal, 1 Ruby, 2 Crystal, 1 Emerald, 2 Crystal, 1 Ruby, Now put the Crystal that is on the Braid on with 1 more, 1 Emerald, 2 Crystal, 1 Ruby. Make sure they are all nestled together.

7--Bend top of Cane.

8--Chenille to 1/4" from last Sunbrust.

9--Take Needle nose and twist Chenille down toward bead.

PS You can also make these big by just cutting chenille in half but remember the braid one is always the 6 bead from the last.

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Old 10-23-2003, 08:34 AM
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Beaded Snowman

Snowman

Material Supplies for Each Single Snowman

1--16mm Round Bead, White

1--22mm Round Bead, White

1--25mm round Bead, White

1--6mm Round Bead, Ruby

1--18mm Sunburst Bead, White

2--11mm Tri Bead, Ruby

1--11mm Tri Bead, Black

1--Bell Bead, Ruby (that is his hat)

2--6mm Faceted Bead, Ruby

3--21x12mm leaf, Emerald

10--6mm Round Bead, White

10--Flair Bead, Yellow

36"--28 ga wire

Material Needed

Scissors

Step by step instructions

BODY:

1--Cut a 12" piece of 28 ga wire

2--String 1 Ruby 6mm round Bead.

3--Fold the wire in half. Make sure that the bead is in the center of the wire.

4--Securely twist the wires together below the bead. The holes of the bead should be facing the sides, rather than top and bottom.

5--Loosely twist the wires together, creating on unit.

6--String the Ruby Bell Bead. String the SMALL end first.

7--String the White 16mm Round Bead.

8--String the Black 11mm Tri Bead. Put this aside.

ARMS:

1--Cut the 10" piece of Flair bead (this is for his hands)into 7 groups of two.

2--Cut a 6" piece of 28 ga wire.

3--Fold the wire in half.

4--Holding the wire so that the loop is on the bottom, carefully center the Flair beads through the loop. (Keep the beads in place by holding them with the left hand and stringing them with the right hand).

5--Carefully place all of the Flair beads through the wire loop. Do not try to arrange beads. They will fall into place when the cluster is complete.

6--Slowly grasp the flair beads with your left hand. Tightly twist the wires together with you right hand. this motion locks the beads into place.

7--Repeat for 1-6 for other hand.

8--On one cluster, string 1 Ruby Tri bead.

9--Sting 5 white 6mm Round beads. Put this unit aside.

10--Repeat steps 8 and 9 with other cluster. These are the arms.

11--Working with the BODY UNIT, string the White 22mm Round beads.

12--Use the top hole of the White 22mm Round bead and insert arms. Pull thru bead, push everything up. There will be two bumps of the Tri bead facing you.

13--Twist all wires together directly below the White 22mm round bead.

14--String the White 25mm Round bead.

15--String the White 18mm sunburst bead.

16--Split the wires apart. work will be loose.

17--Place each wire on either side of the White Sunburst bead.

18--Bring these wires around the White Sunburst bead and into the bottom hole of the White 25mm Round bead. these wires will appear through the top hole in the White 25mm Round bead. PULL YOUR WORK TIGHT.

19--The extra wire should now be protruding from the snowman's waist. Tightly wrap this wire around the waist 3 or 4 times. clip the excess and tuck in the ends.

HOLLY CLUSTER:

1--Cut a 6" piece of 28 ga wire.

2--String on Ruby 6mm Faceted bead. Slide the head down the wire for 1/2".

3--Twist the 1/2" tail onto the remaining wire (Directly under the bead.) You now should have a wire with a bead on end.

4--Pass wire thru front of one Emerald leaf.

5--Bring the wire around the leaf and pass it through the hole in the front of leaf.

6--String another leaf and lock it into place by the method explained in step 5.

7--Bring the wire through the back of the first leaf. You are now in position to add another Ruby 6mm Faceted bead.

8--String on Ruby Faceted bead. Advance the wire through the front of the second leaf. PULL.

9--Add the third leaf and lock into place. It is very important to keep your work tight.

Finally 10--Attach the holly around the snowman's middle.
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Old 10-23-2003, 08:37 AM
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Star Bead Xmas Wreath

Star Bead Christmas Wreath

Materials

1 Tinsel Stem (silver)

4 25mm Star beads (Christmas Green)

14 12mm Star beads (Christmas Green)

8 12mm Star beads (Christmas Red)

22 18mm Star beads (Crystal)

Designer glue or Hot melt glue

Directions:

1. Fold over 1 1/2" of end of tinsel stems and twist to form loop for hanging.

2. Sting beads of tinsel stem in following order. One 18mm crystal star bead, One 12mm Christmas green star bead, One 12mm Christmas red star bead, One 12mm Christmas green star bead, Four 18mm crystal star beads, One 12mm Christmas green star beads, One12mm Christmas red star bead, One 12mm Christmas green star bead, Four 18mm Crystal star beads, One 12mm Christmas green star beads, One 12mm Christmas red star bead, One 12mm Christmas green star beads, Two 18mm crystal star bead, One 12mm Christmas green star bead, One 12 mm Christmas red star bead, Two 25mm Christmas green star beads, Your at the bottom of the wreath.

3. Work the other half of the wreath by reversing the order of beads. Starting with: Two 25mm Christmas star beads and ending with one 18mm crystal star bead.

4. Twist tinsel stem in tight ring to form wreath. Trim excess tinsel stem.
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Old 10-23-2003, 08:44 AM
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Xmas Sunbrust Ornament

Well ladies here is teh last of my beading for xmas hope you like them.

XMAS SUNBRUST ORNAMENT
Materials Needed

20 - 3 X 6MM PLATED OAT BEADS
15 - 4MM PLATED BEADS
20 - 6MM FACETED BEADS (1st color)
50 - 6MM FACETED BEADS (2nd color)
10 - 8MM FACETED BEADS (1st color)
25 - 8MM FACETED BEADS (2nd color)
1 - #7 NEEDLE
1- 20 YARD BEADING THREAD

INSTRUCTIONS:

1-Cut as long a piece of wire as you can conveniently work with and thread your needle. Work with your thread double throughout the ornament for added strength. and thread 10 - 6MM faceted beads, tie your knot as tightly as possible.

2-With a contrasting color, add 3-6MM faceted beads 1-4MM plated bead as shown, then back through the third bead, add 2-6MM Faceted and through the second bead of your original ring.

3-Continue working around the ring until your 5 pointed star is complete. You may wish to leave your thread dangling for later work.

4-Make a second 5 pointed star repeating Step 1 and Step 2.

5-Now make a star using the 8MM Faceted as you did the 6MM ones. This will be the center of your 3D STAR.

Now offset the points of your 8MM STAR and 1 of the 6MM STARS, and begin to lace them together, using the 3 x 6MM Beads as spacers.
When you have finished lacing these two STARS together, pick up your third STAR and with the 8MM Star In the center, repeat Step 5. Knot securely, place a drop of clear drying white glue on each knot. Allow to dry overnight . Cut threads as closely as possible. Your ornament now complete.

Happy Crafting!
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I never done this kind of craft before but with these patterns think I might try my hand at it. thanks
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