Easy Beaded Angel Ornament
Okay. I remember finding directions for this beaded ornament last year. It is a stretch, but I think I may have also seen it the year before. It is one of the ones that I always see over and over again in searches, so this year I caved and made it. Fantastic instructions to make this ornament used to be found at an included link. It looks like it was contributed by Daria Akers. Unfortunately, the link no longer works. I’m going to have to do my own walk through and will attach a new link here when it’s done. Link
I opted for silver beads instead of gold. Other than that I followed the directions up until this point. Initially I strung on all 17 beads that were required for the wings. I’m pretty sure that I purchased the right size oat beads for the wings and halo, but I have to be wrong about that. MY wings were so long they looked like they were going to swallow the rest of my angel. I purchased my beads at Joann’s. If you go in looking for beads this shape, I”d bet that you’d buy the same ones I did. So, what I ended up doing was stringing 11 beads on either side for the wings. I still followed the general assembly instructions, I just used fewer beads for my wings. Ditto for the halo, I only used six.
I like this pattern. I’ve made a lot of beaded Christmas Ornaments this week and I have to say that this one went together pretty quickly. Also, it wasn’t very expensive to make. There are three basic kinds of beads, plus wire. I think each bag of beads ran me about $3-$4. (I don’t remember if they were $2.99 or $3.99 a bag) All beads were purchased at JoAnn’s. So you are looking at $9-$12 plus tax. It is a lot to spend if you only need to make one, but it isn’t that much to spend per ornament if you plan on knocking several out. This would be another nice one to embellish a gift with.