Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Beading Projects and Craft Tutorials

Although there are so many wonderful things to look forward to in December, there is one downside to this particular time of year. There isn’t a whole lot of daylight to go around. I’ve just put the finishing touches on this week’s bracelet project, but I won’t be home to capture some photographs for you until next week.

In the meantime, I thought I would share some of my favorite holiday inspired beading projects. Some you may recognize as instant classics, while others may help to inspire your next decoration or gift. Either way, there’s no better time to pull out your bead stash and get creating!



A classic decoration gets a modern makeover with this Felt Folly Beaded Christmas Wreath
by Artbeads.com




For a fun Christmas vacation project to do with the kids, try these Easy Beaded Ornament Hangers
by LimaBeads.com




Get the look of antique ornaments in miniature with these Old World Christmas Earrings

For a more complex project, try the Carol of the Bells Bracelet in square stitch, by Beadaholique.com




It just wouldn't be Christmas beading without a great pattern like this Holly Wreath Peyote Cuff Bracelet
by FusionBeads.com




Swarovski crystal shapes are great for holiday crafts, like these Elf Hat Earrings


It was too hard to pick just one project from the FusionBeads Inspiration Center. It is a fantastic resource for seasonal beading and basic jewelry techniques.

Happy beading, and happy holidays!

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