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Holiday cheer ornaments

With a few quick accents, gorgeous beads become cherished ornaments!
Holiday cheer ornaments Step 1
1. Cut a 4-in. (10cm) piece of wire. Make a plain loop on one end. Open the loop and attach the loop of a tassel. Close the loop.

Turn a blue Christmas into a thing of beauty! For my ornament, I chose a multicolored oval and a teal donut to accent with blue crystals. Premade gold tassels conveniently play up the yellow, green, and brown hues in the beads. 

 SUPPLIES

  • 25–40mm focal bead
  • 3–4 3–12mm crystals
  • 40–45mm chain tassel (Fire Mountain Gems, firemountaingems.com)
  • 1–2 4–5mm flat spacers
  • 4 in. (10cm) 22-gauge half-hard wire
  • 5 in. (13cm) cable chain, 2–3mm links
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
Editor’s tip: If your beads have gray or light-blue accents, try silver wire and chain tassels.

Holiday cheer ornaments Step 2
2. String crystals, spacers, and the focal bead as desired. Make the first half of a wrapped loop.
Holiday cheer ornaments Step 3
3. Cut a 5-in. (13cm) piece of chain. Attach each end to the top loop and complete the wraps.
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