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Crimson Teardrop Ornament

Decemer 2020 Pretty Palette Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

beaded earrings

The Crimson Teardrop Ornament is part of Molly's monthly color palette challenge! Click here for more information about how you can play along with a color inspired bead kit from the Halcraft Collection!

Materials:  
5 10mm burgundy glass pearls
29 6mm burgundy glass pearls
5 4mm light red AB Czech glass fire-polished rounds
2 10mm resin, metal, and glass rounds
2 8mm chalk with matte gold coating Czech glass fire-polished faceted rounds
8 8mm gold-tone rhinestone rondelle squares
6 8x10mm gold-tone magenta iris diamond faceted glass rounds
2 gold tone crimp beads
20” 22 gauge gold tone wire


Tools:
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire cutters

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Time:  30 minutes - 1 hour

Instructions

1. Cut 2”, 3”, and 15” pieces of beading wire.

2. With the 2” piece of wire, make a wrapped loop.

3. String 1 6mm burgundy pearl, 1 gold-tone magenta iris diamond faceted glass round, 1 gold-tone rhinestone rondelle, 1 10mm burgundy pearl, 1 gold-tone rhinestone rondelle, 1 gold-tone magenta iris diamond faceted gold round, and 1 6mm burgundy pearl. Make a second wrapped loop, put a slight bend in the wire to make an arc, and set it aside.

4. With the 3” piece of wire, make a wrapped loop.

5. String 1 4mm light red AB Czech glass fire-polished round, 1 6mm burgundy pearl, 1 gold-tone magenta iris diamond faceted glass round, 1 gold-tone rhinestone rondelle, 1 10mm burgundy pearl, 1 gold-tone rhinestone rondelle, 1 gold-tone magenta iris diamond faceted gold round, 1 6mm burgundy pearl, and 1 4mm light red AB Czech glass fire-polished round. Make a second wrapped loop and put a slight bend in the wire to make an arc.

6. Onto the 15” piece of wire, string 1 4mm light red AB Czech glass fire-polished round, 6 6mm burgundy pearls, the loop of the shorter beaded link, 3 6mm burgundy pearls, the loop of the second link, 3 burgundy pearls, 1 chalk with matte gold coating Czech glass fire-polished faceted round, 1 gold-tone magenta iris diamond faceted glass round, 1 gold-tone rhinestone rondelle, 1 10mm burgundy pearl, 1 gold-tone rhinestone rondelle, 1 resin metal and glass round, 1 told-tone rhinestone rondelle, 1 10mm burgundy pearl, 1 gold-tone rhinestone rondelle, 1 gold-tone magenta iris diamond faceted gold round, 1 chalk with matte gold coating Czech glass fire-polished faceted round, 3 6mm burgundy pearls, the other loop of the longer link, 3 6mm burgundy pearls, the other loop of the shorter link, 6 6mm burgundy pearls, and 1 4mm light red AB Czech glass fire-polished round.

7. Make a 90-degree bend in the longer tail of the wire, and wrap the shorter tail around it so that it forms a teardrop shape.

8. String 1 resin metal and glass round, 1 10mm burgundy pearl, 1 6mm burgundy pearl, and 1 4mm light red AB Czech glass fire-polished round.

9. Make another 90-degree bend to hold the beads in place.

10. Bend the wire into a hook to use to hang your ornament.
Enjoy!


DECember's Pretty Palette Collection 

Molly Schaller is a craft industry consultant with a focus on design thinking, transmedia storytelling, and user experience design. She loves a variety of crafts; beading, knitting, and bookbinding are some of her favorites. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!

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