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Diamond Cross Blown Glass Ornament

from Kirsten D
(11) Name: 'Other : Diamond Cross Blown Glass Ornament
Diamond Cross Blown Glass Ornament Blown Glass Christmas Ornament
Diamond Cross Blown Glass Ornament Blown Glass Christmas Ornament
Diamond Cross Blown Glass Ornament Blown Glass Christmas Ornament

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • none

Pattern Description:

The most elegant ornaments on my Christmas tree are made of blown glass. Many of them are old, but I discovered a company in the Czech Republic that still makes the individual beads needed to make the most intricate beaded ornaments imaginable! The beads are hand blown into molds, a silver coating is applied on the inside of the bead. In some cases a translucent, colored glaze is used on the outside of the bead to provide additional colors. This process creates beautiful beads that are ideal for making unique, heirloom Christmas ornaments.

This diamond star pattern makes a great Christmas gift. The 3-dimentional design beautifully offsets the wonderful cross bead in the center. This pattern will give you all the information you need to acquire the blown glass beads (from the USA) and then take you step by step, with color photographs, through the process for making this wonderful design. For more information and patterns, please visit www.creativityinpieces.com.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4 inches x 3 inches

Materials:

  • 22 gauge wire
  • One - 2" long extra large blown glass diamond cross bead
  • Seven - 5mm diameter round blown glass beads
  • Four - 4mm diameter 6 bump tube beads
  • Four - 4mm diameter round blown glass beads
  • Three - 8mm diameter round blown glass beads
  • Eight - 30mm long bugle beads
  • Six - 15mm long bugle beads

You Will Also Need:

  • round tipped needle nose pliers


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I am a mother to three small children, a devoted wife, and a passionate student and practitioner of myriad knitting, sewing, jewelry making, and antique restoration techniques.

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