Retired - Sparkling Evening Ornament

Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Let the lights on your Christmas tree bring out the sparkle in this giant beaded bead ornament. Make some for yourself or give them out as gifts.
  1. Before you begin, watch the instructional video: How to Make an Ornate Beaded Bead Using Right Angle Weave Double Needle Method.
  2. Thread a size 10 beading needle with as much white Wildfire beading thread as you are comfortable working with at one time. I like to use about 6 feet. If necessary, tie off and add new thread as you work.
  3. Using 9.5mm round faceted lucite beads and 4mm round fire polish metallic gold beads, create an ornate beaded bead as demonstrated in the video. Tie off and weave in your ends.
  4. Cut a couple of inches off of one of the ends of your crimson red silk ribbon, cutting an upside down "V" shape into the end. Measure about 18" and cut another inverted "V" shape into the other end.
  5. Thread your ribbon through your beaded bead and back out the next opening. Tie a small bow at the top where the ribbons meet to create a loop for hanging your ornament.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCV-00 - Vintage Lucite Plastic Round Faceted Beads 9.5mm Crystal (25)
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCP-3409 -
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-48008 -
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8933 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - White- 50 Yd
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-3010 - Beading Needles For Soft Touch .010 16 Needles Size 10
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients BCV-00, BCP-3409, XCR-48008, XCR-8933,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: BCV-00
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Frost / White- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-8933
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beading Needles For Soft Touch .010 16 Needles Size 10
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.88 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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