Created by: mlkeeg272011
Project

Christmas ornaments

What are you most proud of? Adapted some cross-stitch patterns for the beading patterns on these ornaments. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Insert the foam ball before finish the decreases at top of ornament.

You Can Make This

mlkeeg272011 made Christmas ornaments with:

Brilliant Knit Beads

Online Class

Brilliant Knit Beads

with Betsy Hershberg

  • US 3 / 3.0 mm / UK 11
  • Vanna's Glamour yarn and size 6/0 seed beads. I modified a pattern from Betsy's book
  • for the shaped ornament.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Adapted some cross-stitch patterns for the beading patterns on these ornaments. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Insert the foam ball before finish the decreases at top of ornament.

Q&A with mlkeeg272011

Piri127 asked:
wow these look stunning :D the bead patterning is superb your tree will shine this yr
mlkeeg272011 answered:
Thanks. They were not too hard to make. I modified some cross-stitch/fair isle patterns to fit into 13 rows on centre of ball.
p.burgett640364 asked:
Beautiful. I am looking to make Christmas gifts. But am in crunch time. About how long did each one take you?
mlkeeg272011 answered:
It took 10-15 min to string on the beads first, following a pattern. Then it took me a couple of hours to knit one. I find it tricky to use double pointed needles and get the tension tight while adding the beads.