Monday, December 3, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Ornaments - DAY 3

The GOOD news is that I made this ornament much earlier today, but I didn't get a chance to post about it until now.
Here's the ornament

Yep, it's another tree, but this one's made of wire.
For all the details, read on.

Cardboard cone
20 gauge wire
Round nose pliers/wire cutter
Beads in a variety of colors
To start I used the round nose pliers to create a loop at the top of the tree.
I used the same cone that I used for yesterday's ornament, and I wrapped the wire around the tree. 
Here's what it looked like when I pulled it off the cone.

I added the beads to the wire in no particular order - I liked the randomness of it.
And here's what I learned:
- This took about 20 minutes from start to finish.
- I'm glad that I decided to use a small cone, especially since I used such small beads.  Any more wire and it would have turned into quite a tedious process.
- Next time I would like to periodically add a large bead to make it look more like Christmas ornaments are on the tree.


Gail said...

HI Pam - this is a lovely tree project. I am not much into making crafty items such as this only because it looks like a lot of work. However, you did a wonderful job on your creation and explaining the steps as well. I have been trying to contact you regarding your last email to me as requested. I sent an email to you on November 20th as I did not hear from Freckle Fawn. I realize this is a busy time of year. Thanks for your understanding in my posting here. Have a great week. Gail

wendipooh13 said...

soo cute!!! LOVE seeing all these ideas!!!

Rose said...

so fun!!!
Q would LOVE to "play" with this one! lol

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