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Holly Jolly Stocking

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Holly Jolly Stocking Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

With subtle touches of sparkling Swarovski crystals and intricate seed bead stitches hidden throughout, this holiday stocking makes a great gift for someone special.

You will need to purchase your own stocking to work with. These are available at craft stores among other places during the holiday season.

Step one:
Place a protectant underneath the white portion of the stocking to prevent the adhesive of the rhinestones from seeping through the fabric. We recommend using parchment paper or a fabric cutting board. Arrange the Swarovski 8mm diamond leaf hotfix rhinestones in Olivine, the Swarovski 10mm diamond leaf hotfix rhinestones in Olivine and the Swarovski hotfix XILION rose flatbacks in Light Siam onto the white portion of the stocking on one side to create holly berry designs. Warm up the BeJeweler® Pro® Ergonomic tool while you do this.

Step two:
Once you are satisfied with the arrangement, use the Bejeweler to glue the flatbacks to the fabic. For help using the BeJeweler Pro® tool, read our Handy Tip in the Learning Center. Allow glue to dry.

Step three:
Cut approximately 8 feet of white Nymo D thread and attach it to one #11 short beading needle. Thread the needle up through the bottom of the white portion of the stocking, then back down. Next, string twelve TOHO 11/0 bead rounds in opaque white, one TOHO 4mm magatama bead in opaque white and then twelve more 11/0 TOHO's onto the needle. Thread the needle back up through the stocking to create one loop. Continue this process until you have gone all the way around the stocking. Repeat this process again to create a layered effect. Tie off the stitch and trim any excess thread.

Step four:
Cut a new piece of Nymo thread approximately 2 feet long and attach to a needle. Stitch to the upper right corner of the stocking to create the hanging loop. String fifteen TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in opaque cherry and fourteen TOHO 6/0 bead rounds in opaque white onto the thread in an alternating pattern. Loop the needle back through the stocking to create a secure stitch.

Step five:
Attach the Hill Tribe Silver round bell to a new cut of Nymo thread approximately 10 inches long, thread through a needle, and then stitch to the toe end of the stocking. Allow the bell to slightly dangle.
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
BeJeweler® Pro Ergonomic (BEJEWELER-P)
The BeadSmith #11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10)
Nymo D Bobbin White (NYD-WHT)
List of Components:
Swarovski H2797 8mm Hotfix Diamond Leaf Olivine (H2797-OLV8, qty 9)
Swarovski H2797 10mm Hotfix Diamond Leaf Olivine (H2797-OLV10, qty 21)
Swarovski H2028 SS20 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Light Siam (H2028-SIALT20, qty 12)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Opaque White (TBRD11-41, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Opaque Cherry (TBRD8-45A, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Magatama 4mm Opaque White (TBMT4-41, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 6/0 Opaque White 8g Bag (TBRD6-41, qty 1)
Hill Tribe Silver Round bell (HTS018, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 2816 5mm Rivoli Star Flatback Crystal AB (2816-CAB5)
Swarovski 2826 5mm Rivoli Snowflake Flatback Crystal AB (2826-CAB5)
Hill Tribe Silver Round Flower Bell (HTS400)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski H2797 8mm Hotfix Diamond Leaf Olivine
Code: H2797-OLV8
Length 8mm, Width 4mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.95$0.87$0.80
Qty>
Swarovski H2797 10mm Hotfix Diamond Leaf Olivine
Code: H2797-OLV10
Length 10mm, Width 5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.49$1.37$1.26
Qty>
Swarovski H2028 SS20 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Light Siam
Code: H2028-SIALT20
Diameter 4.6-4.8mm, Total Height 1.75mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20$0.18$0.16
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque White
Code: TBRD11-41
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.12$1.03$0.95
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Opaque Cherry
Code: TBRD8-45A
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.24$1.14$1.05
Qty>
TOHO Bead Magatama 4mm Opaque White
Code: TBMT4-41
Length 4mm, 8g bag 
Sale Price: $0.84
Price: $1.20
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Opaque White 8g Bag
Code: TBRD6-41
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.13$1.04$0.95
Qty>
Hill Tribe Silver Round Bell
Code: HTS018
Approx. Height 16mm, Width 11.5mm 
1-23-56+
$10.89$10.15$9.46
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 2816 5mm Rivoli Star Flatback Crystal AB
Code: 2816-CAB5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.56$0.51$0.47
Qty>
Swarovski 2826 5mm Rivoli Snowflake Flatback Crystal AB
Code: 2826-CAB5
Diameter 4.5mm, Total Height 1.75mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.56$0.51$0.47
Qty>
Hill Tribe Silver Round Flower Bell
Code: HTS400
Height 14-15mm, Width 11mm 
1-23-56+
$9.96$9.28$8.65
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

BeJeweler® Pro Ergonomic
Code: BEJEWELER-P
Price: $28.95
Qty>
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-10
Length 1 inch, Size 11 
1-56-1112+
$2.39$2.21$2.04
Qty>
Nymo D Bobbin White
Code: NYD-WHT
Size D (64 yards) 
Price: $1.78
Qty>



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