Glass Beaded Ornaments




Anyone who knows me can vouch for the fact that I love peacocks...especially at Christmas. My tree is covered in peacocks and peacock colored ornaments (picture of tree to come later). Several years ago my bestie and I bought some round ornaments covered in beads that matched my tree. During a move from Atlanta to where I am now they got lost. SO - I made some!



Supplies needed:

- Styrofoam ball
- fire polished beads
- clear "string" of some sort (I used fishing line)
- glue
- ribbon for hanger
- lots of patience

Just string the beads ( I did a little at a time...I have ADD). I applied the glue first with a small paintbrush. Then I started applying the beads from the middle of the ball and went up and then started again at the middle and went down leaving a small space at one end for the ribbon hanger. Next I attached a loop of ribbon to the top with a little glue.

That's it...pretty easy!




15 comments:

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

so pretty! I would NEVER have the patience to string the beads! you rock!
gail

Cottage on the Hill said...

Very nice! Looks to be a good TV watching project. These would be great to display in a pretty bowl or urn all year.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

love this! thanks for linking!

Andy Porter said...

Um...nothing about that looks pretty easy to me, but I LOVE how it turned out. Sorry about not being able to find the ornaments after the move...such a bummer! I'm impressed that you just decided to make some! Thanks for linking up to Poppies@Play!! Come back again!!

Gabrielle said...

ooo, I love this! Your blog should join PEAR's comment love project.

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Great tutorial!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Wow, this looks like a lot of work, but what a gorgeous result!

Embellished Bayou said...

Seems a little tedious, but a great project to do in front of the TV and with a beautiful result! Great job!

Centsational Girl said...

I absolutely adore peacock blue and peacock feathers too ! I understand that passion! Your ornaments are so lovely - thanks so much for linking !

Kate

design_aholic said...

I love the beaded ornament's colored... I loves me a good bugle bead! Nice work!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I'm so impressed that you did that- it looks fantastic!

g-girl said...

i'm a fellow peacock lover! In fact I was a peacock for halloween last year. LOVE these ornaments!

somedaycrafts said...

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Its So Very Cheri said...

JUST gorgeous

Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

I posted my favs and you are listed
Cheri

Olivia said...

Oh my, I'm so glad I found someone as in love with peacock feathers as I am!

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