The Great Pony Bead Ornament Thread of 2008
I considered making these all individual posts. I know a lot of people are not in to pony beads though. I know I’m not. I’d probably drop a blog pretty quickly if I came everyday for a week and only found pony beads. So I’m going to lump them together in one post. Now having said that I also have to say that of all the ornaments I’ve made this past week these ones are my children’s favorite. They both wanted to hang Rudolph on the tree.
So here we go.
This is a pretty big Ornament. The pattern calls for pink pony beads and I could not find any at my local craft store. Truth be told, I also did not want to spend $5 for 3 pink pony beads. So I purchased a bag of earthy colored beads at Walmart. I used the ivory beads for his face and fished out a couple of the slightly darker neutral colored beads for his cheeks. I used the same bag of beads to make Rudolph, the main part of the wreath and the star ornament. The Pattern for the beaded santa ornament can be found here and here.
Instructions for this pony bead ornament can be found here. It says that this pattern is easy enough for first graders and I would have to agree.
I only made this beaded ornament because I had enough beads in the right colors. Instructions for Rudolph can be found here. Of all the pony bead ornaments he is my favorite. I even used green string because it was what I had on hand. When I finished it, I regretted using the green string. I think Brown would have worked better. However, the green blends in on the tree. I’m so glad I made this one!
Instructions for the wreath ornament can be found here. This is such a simple design. I wonder how it would look if it were made with Swarovski Crystals. I don’t have the crystals to do it with on hand, but I do have some green pearls. If it works, I’ll be sure to let you know.
This site has instructions for 2 more snowmen, ball ornaments, a Christmas Moose, A Christmas Tree, Candles and a Gingerbread boy.
This is another pony bead ornament that I like. This is the one that I wanted to make in to kits for my daughter’s class. I didn’t care for the directions but I have since found better directions….unfortunately the link no longer works. I’ll try to find a new one this evening (5/28/12)