Make Scandi style wooden beaded baubles to hang on you Christmas Tree this year! Perfect for adding a natural feel to your decorations.
I have made no secret of my love for the bead-weaving technique of right angle weave, having used it many times before in projects like my Summer Statement Necklace, Flower Burst Necklace, and last years Beaded Christmas Wreath! It just works so well and is pretty simple to do, even with no beading experience.
Once you get the hang of these wooden beaded baubles (or ornaments for my American readers!) you will be making a whole trees worth! You can use any beads, but I like the Best Pizza Dough Scandi style of natural wood.You can use any size of bead for this project: 8mm beads which makes a finished bauble of approx 2cm in diameter and 12mm beads gives a finished size of 3.5cm. If you want to make larger sizes, use bigger beads! Just make sure to cut a longer length of thread and be wary of how heavy it might get!
You will need:
-12 x wooden beads, any size 8mm upwards.
–S-lon thread (or use a clear thread such as 0.25mm Supplemax)
How to make:
1. Thread 3 beads to the middle of a 50cm length of s-lon
2.Take another bead and thread one side of the thread left to right and the other right to left, so they cross over. This is called a crossover bead!
3.Pull the threads until the beads all sit in a square. Make sure the two ends of thread are of a similar length, adjust if needed.
4.Thread a single bead onto each thread.
5.Add another cross over bead as in step 2.
6.Repeat the process of adding a single bead to each thread then a crossover bead once more.
7.Add a single bead to each thread as before, but this time, instead of adding a new crossover bead, we are going to use the bead at the bottom as our cross over!
8.Gently pull on the threads and the beads will go from flat to a 3D shape!
9.Once the beads have formed an even shape, tie a knot with each end of thread around one of the little ‘bridges’ in between the beads.
10.Bring the threads together and tie in an overhand knot to create a hanging loop.
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