Beaded Ornament Supplies
Original idea came from designs by Susan Teare
Best of the Holidays to everyone.
This is actually a very relaxing way to past the time, I just pored all the beads into a bowl, then plugged in the glue gun to heat it up. Turned on my favorite television show and started stringing the beads. I started with a dressmaker pin, a gold seed bead, a large 8mm cream bead, then either a pink or cream 6 mm bead. Place a small amount of glue on the end of the pin to hold them in place and stick into Styrofoam ball at the top. Next I used a gold seed bead, then either a pink or cream 8mm bead and and 6 mm bead. Don't use more than 3 beads on the dressmaker pin because they will not stay in the Styrofoam.
Just continue around the ball until completely filled in. At the top I attached a chenille gold piece with my glue gun so I could hang it up when complete, you could use a nice ribbon also. Once done you can use a dressmaker pin and the smaller beads (five or so on the pin) and fill in any area that show the Styrofoam ball.
You could use any colors and sizes I am planning on trying different size balls and colors next.
Styrofoam Ball 2½ size
Box of Dressmaker Pins Size 17 - 1 1/16"
2 bags - Darice Glass Seed Beads 8/0 Gold
2 -3 bags Darice Asst Cream Pearl beads (36g)
2 strands Darice Lt Pink Rose beads 4mm
2 strands Darice Lt Pink Rose beads 8mm
2 strands Darice Ecru beads 6 mm
2 strands Lt Pink Rose beads 6 mm