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 eBook, Beaded Ornaments. It’s a collection of 5 projects that I know I’ll have fun using to festoon Chez Cox. Here’s what’s included:
Fleur Russe by Dustin Wedekind | 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 | 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.
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! 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.
Snowflake Ornament by Robin Cowart | There’s never too many ways to make a snowflake, right? Especially since no two snowflakes are the same… This one by Robin Cowart is a bit bigger than the one I made (above) and would look striking as a traditional tree ornament.
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! You could top a little tree with one, but really, doesn’t everyone need a fairy wand, especially during the holidays?
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Jean Cox, Beading editorial director