Note: Though the Beadalong is now over it's never too late to join in on any of them and have fun! The pattern is always available for sale and people join in every day (and even years later) so dive in and enjoy. You can also find my Summer Beadalongs here for 2015, here for 2016 and here for 2017. Plus my Christmas ones here for 2016 and here for 2015.
Want to treat yourself with a special beading project?
Looking to add an extra level of excitement and anticipation to your beading with a specially designed advent calendar ornament project?
Then this special Christmas pattern, designed to be both a surprise and a bead-a-long, is for you!
You'll be sent out all the necessary instructions, minus one important thing... a picture. Instead, using the instructions with their 29 pages of text, diagrams and photos, you will bead a bit each day (or whenever you get the chance!) culminating on Christmas Eve with a beautiful and unique ornament.
The beading required is about 30-60 minutes each day but the instructions tell you when you can jump ahead etc to help you better able fit it into your schedule.
The exact design is still a secret (as long as you don't check back on my blog!) but is themed around snowflakes & sparkles, and the design, for a double-sided hanging ornament, is uniquely mine.
Each ornament needs:
- 2 x 30mm Swarovski crystal flat-backs item #2035
- Swarovski snowflakes (optional)
- Bicone crystals and other shapes as desired
- 2.5/ 3 or 4mm crystal rondelles or similar, such as Swarovski #5040
- Delica and seed beads
- Gimp/ French Wire (optional- only if using snowflakes)
- Jewellery tag/ charm showing the year you beaded the project (optional)
- Needles and thread
I love to support and encourage individuals who make beadwork so please feel free to use anything you make from these instructions or kit as gifts or to sell to support your bead buying habit!
Sadly due to EU VAT regulations I cannot sell this as an instant download but the file will be sent to you asap. If you would like it instantly you can purchase it here but if you are within the EU you will be charged VAT.