Christmas Tree Beading Tutorial
Use this free beaded Christmas tree pattern to make a tree pendant, or Christmas tree earrings, for yourself, or to give as a homemade gift to someone you love. And, of course, you can always hang these tiny trees on your big Christmas tree.
What you need:
- 29 pieces of 4mm Crystal, Pearl or Beads
- 25 gauge wire (0.25mm)
Please note that the step-by-step graphics are illustrated with spaces between beads for a clearer direction; in the actual beading, there should be no spaces.
Cut a piece of wire around 1 meter long. Add 4 crystals to the wire and cross both ends of the wire through the last added crystal, make sure you move the 4 crystals to the middle of the wire so that both ends of the wire are of the same length.
Now add 1 crystal to each side of the wire, follow by adding a last crystal and cross both ends of the wire through this last added crystal. Remember to pull tight.
Get the idea! now add 2 crystals on each end of the wires and loop back each end through the crystals from step 2 as shown. Remember to pull tight.
This step is a bit trickier: add one crystal and cross both wires through this crystal, add one crystal on each side of the wire, then add one more to cross the wires through (like step 2).
Now you have to work on one side at a time and not on both wire: Let’s work on the right side first – loop the wire back one more crystal and add 5 crystals and loop the wire back through the second added crystal, then add one more and loop the wire back through the crystals from the first part of this step. Repeat this same procedure on the left wire and both wires should come out at the bottom as shown. (remember to pull tight)
Now add one crystal and cross both wires through the crystals and repeat this again.
You can end off by adding stop bead on each wire then cut off the excess or simply just loop the wires back through the piece as far up as you can go and cut away the excess.
Attach hooks for pendants or make two and attach earring hooks for earring. (just tie it on with wire or nylon string)
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