Use Your Leftovers: Make Wire and Bead Ornaments

Use Your Leftovers: Make Wire and Bead Ornaments

Adore them or detest them, leftovers make the vacations past a tiny extended. In some cases they even spark a minor excess inspiration. (I’m searching at you, turkey casserole!) You can consider about beading and jewelry initiatives the very same way. The leftover bits and bobs just may possibly spur new patterns. Ornaments are a fantastic way to use leftover beads and wire!

Previously mentioned (remaining to proper): Holly Leaf Ornaments by Linda Jones and Squander Not, Want Not by Kerry Bogert

Here are a few strategies for using more beads and wire to create holiday getaway sparkle.

Bottle Cap Ornaments
Waste Not, Want Not Pendants by Kerry Bogers

Recycle in Type

Bottle cap pendants are a colorful way to use scraps from other assignments, and they make fantastic ornaments! Preserve bottle caps from getaway gatherings and get ready to have exciting with resin. Use leftover beads, wire coils and spirals, even crushed glass to make eye-catching ornaments. Substitute wire hooks or spiral ornament hangers for the silk ribbons shown earlier mentioned.

Wire Holly Leaf Ornament
Holly Leaf Ornaments by Linda Jones

Make a Holly Leaf

This wire and bead Holly Leaf ornament is quite versatile. You can build it as a serviette ring, to adorn your distinctive desk options for holiday getaway foods. It can be utilised to greatly enhance a desk centerpiece, wired all around a candle, or positioned in a pot of authentic holly leaves. Alternatively, link it to the top bow of a wrapped existing as a gift tag. Sew it to the front of a card, suspend it from the Xmas tree, or dangle it in the window so that the gentle displays and sparkles on the beads!

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Wire Candle Ornament
Vacation Candle Ornament by Rae Ann Wilson

Light-weight a Candle

The likely contained inside of a coil of wire is exciting—it is fundamentally a line in room, earning wire not only a versatile medium with which to generate jewelry, but artwork as well. This Holiday break Candle Ornament involves minor in the way of tools and supplies. It includes simple bends and loops, and helps make a delightful and festive decoration.

Wire Star Ornament
Free Beaded Wire Ornament by Tammy Honaman

Shining Star

This ornament is impressed by a easy star cookie cutter shape. Use a jig to develop the star body, then use scraps of any coloration to bundle wire and beads all over the frame. Make it as neat or as messy as you want to. Include things like scraps of ribbon, strands of beads, or other colourful leftovers from your beading or jewelry creating stash. Use other basic condition outlines these as Xmas trees, candles, or candy canes.

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Soldered Wire Bead Snowflake
Silver and Crystal Summary by Travis Ogden from Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist December 2008

Much more Ornament Strategies for Jewelers

Go through 10+ Jewelry Styles to Hold from Your Tree to discover more jewelry ornament concepts. Just about any pendant has ornament likely, and nearly any jewelry design can be designed as a pendant, from earrings to necklaces, and additional. While snowflakes and stars are naturals for holiday break decorations, any motif or abstract style can glimmer and shimmer, also.

Connect With Us

Are you producing a leftover bead casserole or a wire salad this holiday break time? If you are creating ornaments from leftovers, we want to hear all about it! Convey to us what you are generating in the responses and share pics on Facebook @BeadingDailyonFB or @JewelryMakingDaily.


Wire + Beads = Festive Cheer

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