Beaded Ornaments – Elegant and Beautiful
Have you ever tried to make Beaded Ornaments?
Beaded ornaments can be made by stringing beads on wires, fishing line, pipe cleaners or pins. They can be made by cutting out patterns for Christmas ornaments from cardboard or box board and sticking the beads to the pattern. You can cut out a pattern of a snowflake, Santa Claus, Christmas tree, star, reindeer, etc…..anything related to the Christmas season, but be sure to glue beads to both sides of the cut out if it is a hanging ornament. You can incorporate beads in a wreath to give it that extra sparkle.
Beaded ornaments are not only for the Christmas season. You can make beaded covers for Easter eggs or beaded ornaments for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, and any other holiday or birthday. They make a great personalized gift for any occasion. When there isn’t a special occasion to make an ornament for you can make beaded sun catchers or dream catchers to hang in your window or around your house. On a sunny day when the sun shines on these they produce beautiful and colourful reflections in your home. You can also make beaded pins for any occasion.
As a fun get together you can arrange a beading party and invite family and friends to attend. This would be a great way to introduce them to the world of beading. If you had beaded ornaments already made up before hand you could display them at the party. It could be a great opportunity to sell some of your creations at the party, if you are looking to make some extra money, and also to spread the word about your creations. I’m sure when they see how beautiful the ornaments can be they will be hooked on beading.
If you are giving a beaded ornament as a gift for a special occasion or selling them, you have to make sure they have a finished polished look as many people will not appreciate any homemade gift or purchase them if they look like they have not had any real thought gone into them and has been just thrown together.
There are many free resources for finding ideas to make these ornaments. The internet is one of my favourites (what did we ever do without the internet LOL). My local library is another. Magazines, beading classes, creative friend’s ideas and browsing department stores are a few more (sometimes not free though). Make sure you pay attention to any copyrights of any ideas you come across.
You can find beaded craft kits, with all the supplies you need to make a beaded ornament, for sale on the internet or at your local craft store. You can also find simple Christmas beaded ornament patterns to involve your young children. A lot of the time these are free with instructions. Most of the materials used for these crafts are safe for a child to use such as pipe cleaners and glue as opposed to needles, wire or pins, but still should always be supervised by an adult as they would still be using small beads.
Have fun and Happy Beading!
Arlene is a lover of beaded ornaments. She is anxious to learn as much as she can about beads and beading and to pass on her knowledge to anyone that is interested. You can share her knowledge by visiting the links below.
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