14 Apr 2013

Christmas Ornament tutorial Steps 6 to 10

 Welcome to part 2

Step 6 

Cut of the excess wire (don't cut the long piece of wire) cut the bit that you use to lopp back around the beads. 

Step 7 

Thread onto the wire you card strips, the printed side should face towards the beads you have just threaded. Add another bead and secure in place with a crimp bead.

 Step 8 

Push the wire through the holes which is at the top of the card strip. You could add extra beads in the middle bit.  Push the card down as card as you want (depending on the shape you would like) secure in place with a crimp bead.

Step 9

Add some beads on top of the card strip, put on a crimp bead (do not crimp yet) Loop the wire back through the crimp bead and the other beads towards the centre of the ornament. Flatten the crimp bead at the bottom of the loop.

 Step 10 

Fan out the card strips.

and that's it. Hope you enjoy making this and if you would like me to do any more tutorials please make a suggestion below.

Lynda xxx

Christmas Ornament tutorial - Steps 1-5

 Christmas Ball Decoration

There is always time in April for a little Christmas spirit :-)

This is my first tutorial and I hope you enjoy it, any feedback would be very much appreciated.

This is what we are going to make ...


Gather all your materials

Aside from all the materials shown in the picture above you will need a hole punch and glue (I used pritt stick) You will also need some crimp beads.

Step 2

Cut 6 strips out of thin card, I used red but you can use any colour. The bigger the card you use the longer you ornament will be. I wanted mine to be quite round so I my card strips are 1.1 x 5in (approx) Cut strips from patterned paper, I used 1.5 inch strips, you don't have to worry about the length, 

Step 3

Matt the patterned paper onto the card, using either glue or tape, trim to fit. 

Step Four

Punch little holes at either side of the strip. I used this hole punch thingy (If you know it's official name please let me know)

I used the first strip as a guide in order to make sure all the holes where in the right place on all the other strips.

Step 5

Cut a piece of craft wire (about 12inch or so) and thread on a bead of your choice, I decided then to loop the wire around a pendant charm (you could either add another bead or tassel)  Push a crimp bead over both bits of wire and secure in place using your pliers (if you don't have pliers you can use closed scissors and flatten it against a table)

13 Apr 2013

Wild Orchid Challange

Wild Orchid Craft Challenge

The challenge is a colour combo – Purple and Green

and my entry...... 

The image is by Penny Black and is coloured using promarkers. The background paper's are by My Minds Eye and the best bit are the beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.