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November 2009 Beaded Christmas Tree Charm Project

You can find a variety of Free Arts and Craft Project here, including beaded project and other project. This month, I would like to feature the instruction on a beaded Christmas Tree Charm made with glass seed beads and bugle beads.

Beaded Christmas Tree

The pictorials are illustrated with spaces between beads for a clearer direction, in the actual beading, there should be no spaces.

Beaded Christmas Tree Charm

What you need:
1)  Long Bugle Beads size 11/0 (green / silver / gold - anything in Christmas Color)
2)  Glass seed beads size 11/0 (green and red) and size 12/0 (white or green)
3)  Long eye pin and three 2mm beads of any kind but preferably white or green.
4)  Beading string (0.25mm) and Round tip pliers.
Step 1: Top piece of Christmas tree:
Cut a piece of short string, around 6 inches long.
  • Add one size 12/0 white bead right at the middle of the string (marked by the black dot).
    Add one more size 12/0 white bead on each side of the string (total of two).
    Add one last size 12/0 white bead to crisscross both string through (shown where the arrows are exiting from).
 
Step 2: Continue to: (all size 11/0 beads on this step)
  • Add one long bugle, one green seed bead, one red seed bead, one green seed bead and one last long bugle on the right (black) string.
    Crisscross the other side of the string (blue) through the last long bugle added.
    Continue to pass the black string (the one you used to add new beads on this step) through one old size 12.0 white bead from step 1 marked with A.
Step 3: Continue to: (all size 11/0 beads on this step)
  • Add one green seed bead, one red seed bead, one green seed bead and one last long bugle on the top (blue) string.
    Crisscross the other side of the string (black) through the last long bugle added.
    Continue to pass the blue string (the one you used to add new beads on this step) through one old size 12.0 white bead from step 1 marked with A.
Step 4: Continue to: (all size 11/0 beads on this step)
  • Add one green seed bead, one red seed bead, one green seed bead and one last long bugle on the left (black) string.
    Crisscross the other side of the string (blue) through the last long bugle added.
    Continue to pass the black string (the one you used to add new beads on this step) through one old size 12.0 white bead and one old long bugle from step 1 and step 2 marked with A and B.
Step 5: Continue to: (all size 11/0 beads on this step)
  • Add one green seed bead, one red seed bead, one green seed bead and one last long bugle on the bottom (blue) string.
  • Tie the two ends together and pass the excess thread into the piece for a more secure piece.
  • This the the top piece of the whole Christmas tree (you will make 3 pieces of different size and stack them on top of each other).
Step 6: Middle piece of Christmas tree:
Cut a piece of short string, around 7 inches long.
  • Add five size 12/0 white bead right at the middle of the string, crisscross the other string through the last bead added (shown where both arrows exits)
  • After this repeat step 2 (one time) step 3 (two times) step 4 one time and lastly step 5 one time.
    You should get the middle layer piece of the Christmas Tree charm.

Step 7: Bottom piece of Christmas tree:
Cut a piece of short string, around 8 inches long.
  • Add six size 12/0 white bead right at the middle of the string, crisscross the other string through the last bead added (shown where both arrows exits)
  • After this repeat step 2 (one time) step 3 (three times) step 4 one time and lastly step 5 one time.
    You should get the bottom layer piece of the Christmas Tree charm.

Step 8: Putting the Christmas Tree Charm together!
  • Take one long eye pin, add one 2mm bead, add on the bottom piece of the Christmas tree, add on one more 2mm bead, add on the middle piece of the Christmas tree, add on one last 2mm bead, add on the very top piece of the Christmas tree.
  • Cut away excess eye pin leaving only 1 cm to bent.
    Bent the protruding eye pin 90 degree with a pliers.
    Use a round tip pliers curl the pin into a closed loop.

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