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Falling Leaves Ornament

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Falling Leaves Ornament Instructions

This adorable ornament can be made in a couple of hours, but will be treasured for a lifetime!

Step one: Cut several feet of Nymo D thread and string your frosted silver-lined lemon beads in a circle big enough to go over the top of the ornament. Run the thread through the circle several times. Tie a knot in the thread to hold the beads, but do not cut it.

Step two: Affix the ring to the top of the ornament with GS-Hypo cement. String a mix of beads and charms around the circumference of the ornament. When you reach the top, weave back through the circle of beads a quarter of the way around and make another loop of mixed beads perpendicular to the first. Run the thread around the circle a few more times and tie off the thread. Trim the end.

Step three: Apply a small amount of GS-Hypo cement to the bottom of the ornament to hold the two rings of beads in place.

Step four: Cut four pieces of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire to different lengths. Crimp each one to the top circle of beads between the other strands using 2x2mm crimp tubes. For detailed instructions on how to use a crimp tube, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step five: String the wires with mixes of beads and charms. Finish three of the four with a topaz and silver Swarovski roundelle and a copper leaf link. The fourth can just have a larger Toho bead at the bottom or one of your other charms.

Step six: Gather the strands together at the bottom of the ornament and loosely wrap with a short piece of brass craft wire.
Estimated time: Less than two hoursList of Components:
Copper leaf link 3pc pack (CP-LX0001)
Gold antique oak leaf charm (GA-2174)
Copper antique oak leaf charm (CA-2174)
Czech glass medium leaf burnt orange mix (CR-LF096)
Czech glass maple leaf crystal/copper (CR-LF030)
5mm topaz and silver roundelle (RDS-TO5)
Toho bead round 8/0 frosted silver-lined lemon (TBRD8-24F)
Toho bead mix earth tone (TBMX-3227)
22 gauge brass non-tarnish artistic wire (AWR22BRS8)
Sterling silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2)
GS-Hypo cement (GS-HYPO)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30FT jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Small Copper Leaf Link 3pc Pack
Code: CP-LX0001
Length 25-39mm, Width 19-25mm 
Sale Price: $12.95
Price: $18.51
TierraCast Gold Antique Oak Leaf Charm
Code: GA-2174
Height 10.5mm, Width 6mm 
TierraCast Copper Antique Oak Leaf Charm
Code: CA-2174
Height 10.5mm, Width 6mm 
Czech Glass Bead Medium Leaf Burnt Orange Mix
Code: CR-LF096
Approx. Height 12mm, Width 8mm 
Sale Price: $0.13
Price: $0.19
Czech Glass Bead Maple Leaf Crystal/Copper
Code: CR-LF030
Approx. Length 10mm, Width 13mm 
Beadelle 5mm Silver-Plated Topaz Roundel Bead
Code: RDS-TO5
Length 2.5mm, Width 5mm 
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Lemon Lime
Code: TBRD8-24F
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
TOHO Bead Mix Earth Tone 8g Bag
Code: TBMX-3227
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

22 Gauge Brass Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire, 8 Yard Spool
Code: AWR22BRS8
22 gauge, 8 yards 
GS Hypo Cement
1/3 fl oz 
Price: $4.99
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 

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