Beaded Ornaments: Free Beaded Projects
The leaves have fallen, the sky is gray, and the snow is threatening to fly where I live, so thoughts of hunkering down, lighting a fire in the fireplace, and decking the halls are definitely on my mind! Of course, beaded ornaments are my preferred way to deck the halls. I’ll definitely be stitching up some of the projects that are in our latest free 5 Free Projects Using Beads to Make Ornaments eBook.
Beaded ornaments are the perfect addition to any Christmas tree, holiday table and other household decorations…and don’t forget about decorating yourself this holiday season! Beaded snowflake earrings are a must for any holiday party, and you can wear them long after Christmas and New Years have come and gone. The ideas and beading techniques that can be used to adorn your holiday season are endless, so we’ve collected a little sampling of beaded ornaments projects here for you.
5 Beaded Ornaments Included
Snowflake Earrings by Jean Cox (Campbell)
Since I designed these, I won’t be making more…especially since I have a TON of them around my house during the holidays! Fall in love with snowflakes that you don’t have to shovel! The Snowflake Earrings are a perfect addition to your Christmas sweater. You’ll find plenty to love when you decorate yourself with these sparkling beaded snowflakes earrings. I wear them as earrings, but I also stitched up a bunch and wove them together to form a little garland that looks great on the tree.
Fleur Russe by Dustin Wedekind
French beaded flowers are perfect for making holiday Poinsettias, and would make a beautiful present decoration, beaded holiday pendant, or holiday brooch to brighten up a dark winter night. This pretty little flower is easy to stitch, so easy that I’ll make a few, place them on sticks, and pop them into my potted plants to brighten them up for the holidays. I think I’ll also make some to add to the packaging of those extra-special gifts I’m giving over the holidays.
Double Mint Spirals by Dustin Wedekind
Who needs the calories and sugar of regular candy canes? Dustin Wedekind’s Double Mint Spiral uses spiral rope to create fun candy cane ornaments that won’t add too many inches to your waistline and can grace a pretty holiday table. That Dustin…he’s so clever! Here he’s created spiral ropes and turned them into these sweet candy canes. A few of these on the tree will look very nice.
Star Topped Magic Wand by Sylvia Becker
If you’d like a bit of a challenge, these 2-sided stars designed by Sylvia Becker are the ticket! Use your skills in stitching geometric beadwork to make a magical beaded star with the Star Topped Magic Wand by Sylvia Becker. Instead of making a magic wand, you can use it to add a beaded ornament to the top of a miniature Christmas tree, or get creative and hang them by silk ribbons from your windows during the holiday season. (They also make great holiday pendants!)
Snowflake Ornament by Robin Cowart
There’s never too many ways to make a snowflake, right? Especially since no two snowflakes are the same. Rather have the beaded snowflakes light up the tree? The beaded Snowflake Ornament is the perfect beading project for you! You’ll find plenty to love about this decoration on your Christmas tree that you made yourself. This one by Robin Cowart is a bit bigger than the one I made and would look striking as a traditional tree ornament.
Make some time to deck the halls with these free beading patterns this holiday season! Click here to find and download our 5 Free Projects Using Beads to Make Ornaments eBook. Whether you want to make unique holiday beaded jewelry designs, beaded ornaments for your Christmas tree, decorations for your holiday table or home, or unique package decorations for your holiday gifts, you’ll love stitching up these free holiday beading patterns!
Jean Cox, Beading editorial director