Christmas ornament covers

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JennyGager wrote
on Jun 5, 2011 4:17 PM

Hi one and all,

I'm Jenny and I live in Sweden. I started beading by watching a youtube video that my future husband who lives in Florida told me to check out. Now I am hooked and it is just facinating.

Now to my HELP question...........right now I am into these fantastic christmas ornament covers and have done a couple of them already. Do any of you kind ladies know where I can find free tutorials for more patterns? It will be greatly appreciated.

Ta once again and have a beautiful day.......

/Jenny

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on Jun 6, 2011 4:35 AM

Hi Jenny,

Here are a few free patterns for you to try:

http://beadwork.about.com/library/weekly/n_ornament97.htm

http://krostberg.home.mindspring.com/ornament.html

http://beadme.tripod.com/Ornament.htm

http://sresafehaven.tripod.com/lessons/Maes_orny_cover.htm

Use these as basic patterns. Using a crystal as the join bead in the net or dangling a crystal from the join makes them look completely different.

Welcome to our addiction

Sandy

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JennyGager wrote
on Jun 6, 2011 6:52 AM

Hi Sandy,

Ta a ton dear lady I shall immediately go and check them out. I have done a few of them already but would like to do some different papperns and since I am quite new to beading it is nice to get the basics and go on from there.

Wow................ you live down under.....well I have a sister who lives in Perth and I have actually been there a few times. Fantastic country! Now after 30 years in Sweden I will be moving to Tampa, Florida to be with my man and get married too. The climate in Florida and Perth are very much the same even down to some vegetation. Just love Perth and Florida of course.

Ta once again and hope to see you around............

Love / Jenny

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KipperCat wrote
on Jun 6, 2011 7:39 PM

Jenny,

Ruby Fischer has a lot of beaded ornament covers at rubysbeadwork.com   Here is the list of pattern sources she sent me.

Liz

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://www.beadecked.com/  The patterns are by Laura Jansen, who I consider the 'Queen' of ornaments! The books are well worth the money. :)
 
http://www.sandradhalpenny.com/other.html  Sandra Halpenny has a few gorgeous ornament patterns (cheap too!) but check out her snowflake patterns too! Gorgeous!
 
http://www.michelleskobel.com/  A new e-book by Michelle Skobel....fantastic ornaments!
 
 
 
www.bead-patterns.com  has a bunch too....just put in a search for 'ornaments'.  :)
 
 
 
And here's a site I just found recently.......> Click here: Beading Fanatics  I didn't get a chance to go through all the links yet though. I'm sure a lot of them are the same as the ones I already have, but I'm hoping there will be some new ones too. :)
 
Have fun!
Ruby

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JennyGager wrote
on Jun 7, 2011 6:05 AM

Thanks a ton Liz it is very, very kind of you to send me all these addies. You people are great at helping  in beading daily. I have made a few and now I shall check the links you've sent and try out some new ones. Thanks once again.

Hugs

Jenny

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stitchngirl wrote
on Jun 8, 2011 4:28 PM

I also like doing the Christmas ornament covers to - and couldn't find any charts either - so this is great - I will check out all those sites

 

Kathy

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debbiela wrote
on Jun 9, 2011 5:13 AM

Wow !  Look at all those links !  I'll be looking at them all as well.  Always wanting and willing to try something new. 

Thanks for posting all the links !  You all are awesome ! 

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NicoleT24 wrote
on Jun 9, 2011 7:39 AM

I make a lot of these around the holidays. :)

My favorite pattern to date is the Jamie Cloud Eakin pattern that was featured in Bead and Button Oct. 2010.

It's toward the bottom of this page, I see she sells kits/ patterns now: http://www.studiojamie.com/ but there are full instructions in that issue of Bead and Button.

There are a bunch I made last holiday season... the first two on teh left are Jamie's pattern, the rest I ventured out on my own. I thought about it like components really and then realized that anything I could make into a bracelet, would probably work on an ornament and I simply made the focals and joined it all with netting on the top to hang it over the ball. LOL

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KipperCat wrote
on Jun 9, 2011 5:25 PM

Nicole, are the first two the same size covers, just draped over different sized balls?  I've never made one of these, but want to someday!

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NicoleT24 wrote
on Jun 9, 2011 8:52 PM

KipperCat:

Nicole, are the first two the same size covers, just draped over different sized balls?  I've never made one of these, but want to someday!

They are different sizes but the same pattern (turned out I liked the smaller ornaments better than the big ones) ... I reduced the number of bugle bead sections for the smaller one, it was a simple adjustment. :)

In all cases, the center ring on all the ornaments fit fairly snug, but not so snug you can't pull them off the ball... With maybe the exception of the red, white and green one on the far right that's odd-count peyote. I got a little zealous with it and think that it's quite possible that one might not come off. I'm just hoping my sister doesn't break it so we don't have to find out. LOL. These were all given to family members as gift last year :)

 

 

 

 

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on Jun 10, 2011 6:22 PM

Glad to help Jenny.

I've never been to Perth - I'm on the east coast just north of Sydney.

I think the climate in Florida is pretty close to Sydney climate too. Hope you enjoy your new life in Florida.

Sandy

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on Jun 10, 2011 6:27 PM

Great list, Liz.

Thanks for sharing. 

Sandy

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KipperCat wrote
on Jun 24, 2011 2:48 PM

I just ran across some really gorgeous ornament patterns HERE at thatbeadlady.com  The patterns are only $7

 

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SCB1 wrote
on Jul 5, 2011 8:38 AM

I took a peek at the new Bead and Button and they have a new pattern in it. It is a mostly peyote stitched piece, but really nice.

Happy Beading!!

Sue,

Small-town USA. 

Michigan.

 

 

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pollydoodle2 wrote
on Jul 7, 2011 9:17 AM

Oh wow may have to go check that mag out :)

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