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Christmas Chair Cover

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Christmas Chair Cover Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Make your table truly formal with these beaded chair covers. They are simple to make, and sure to set your party apart!

Step one: Cut four lengths of Acculon Tigertail .018 to approximately 22 inches. Attach one end of each wire to a 21mm hammered silver ring using 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tubes. For detailed instructions on how to crimp, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Work on one strand at a time, and string your beads in a random pattern. When you have about 17 or 18 inches strung, attach the end to another hammered ring. You will attach two of the strands to each of the remaining rings, vary the length a slight amount so that when they hang, you will clearly see each strand.

Step two: Cut another length of jewelry wire to approximately seven inches. Attach one end to the center of the middle ring, in the middle of the four strands. String an 8mm crystal AB druk, followed by a 3mm fire polished ruby bead, a 3mm fire polished emerald and another 3mm ruby. Repeat this pattern four more times. Add a 2x2mm crimp tube. Do not crimp it yet. String seven transparent silver lined semi-matte ruby red Delicas, add a Swarovski crystal AB snowflake pendant, and add seven more Delicas. Slide the remaining wire through the crimp tube and crimp it. Trim the excess wire.

Step three: At this point we recommend attaching the rings to your chair cover. We found our covers at a local department store. Use a simple stitch to sew the rings lightly to the cover. You may want to remove them later to wash the cover, so do not overdo the stitching. Attach the center ring to the top center of the chair, and the other rings about 13 inches down each side, depending on the width of your chair.

Step four: Once the bead strands are attached, you will add the ribbon. Hold both ribbons in the center and pull the center through the center ring about one inch. Wrapping it around the ring, hold the loop you have created open and slip all four ends of the ribbon through that loop. Pull tight. Separate the ribbon so that you have one of each color on each side. Follow the drape of the beads and tie loosely to the side rings. Let the ends dangle
Estimated time: 1 hour per chair
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components:
Swarovski 25mm crystal AB snowflake (6704-CRYSAB25, qty 1)
8g transparent silver lined semi-matte ruby red Delicas (DB0683, qty 1)
8g metallic dark nickel silver Delicas (DB0021, qty 1)
8g metallic light bronze Delicas (DB0022L, qty 1)
8mm crystal AB druk beads (DRUK-CRYSAB8, qty 1)
6mm fire polished Christmas mix pack (FP-XMAS6, qty 2)
3mm fire polished ruby (FP-RUBY3, qty 1)
3mm fire polished emerald (FP-EM3, qty 1)
4mm emerald AB druk (DRUK-EMAB4, qty 1)
5x7mm emerald glass cube (GC-EM5, qty 20)
5x7mm ruby glass cube (GC-RU5, qty 20)
2x2mm sterling silver crimp tubes (SS-CRM2, qty 10)
21mm hammered sterling silver ring (SS-RING01, qty 3)
7/8-Inch Organza Ribbon-Christmas Red (R78-CHRED, qty 6 feet)
7/8-Inch Organza Ribbon-Silver (R78-SILVR, qty 2 yards)
Acculon/Tigertail .018 30FT Clear (TT18-30CL)
Nymo D white (to stitch the rings to the chair NYD-WHT)
#13 Short Beading Needles 6-Pack (NEED-12)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6704 25mm Snowflake Pendant Crystal AB
Code: 6704-CRYSAB25
Height 25mm, Width 21.5mm 
$3.30 $2.47$3.11 $2.33$2.93 $2.19
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Semi-Matte Ruby Red Delicas
Code: DB0683
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$5.19 $4.25$4.92 $4.03$4.66 $3.82
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Dark Nickel Silver
Code: DB0021
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$6.68 $5.87$6.33 $5.57$5.99 $5.27
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Lt Bronze
Code: DB0022L
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$6.48 $5.70$6.14 $5.40$5.82 $5.12
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Nymo D Bobbin White
Size D (64 yards) 
Sale Price: $1.62
Price: $1.89

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63

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