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Santa Claus Ornament

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Santa Claus Ornament Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

This whimsical ornament will be a favorite for years to come! Make one for all of your friends and family this holiday season! For more free Christmas ornament ideas, please click here.

Step one: For the legs, attach a sterling silver open jump ring to a pewter lace boot charm and connect it to the loop of the antique silver glue-in beaded cap with loop. Use Quick Hold craft glue to attach the bead cap to a stoneware candy cane bead. Repeat for the other leg. Glue the legs to the congo red 35mm felt bead.

Step two: Cut approximately 4 inches of black ultra micro-fiber suede for the belt and wrap around the felt ball, secure with glue.

Step three: For the arms cut approximately 8 inches of hand dyed red silk ribbon. Glue the center of the ribbon to the top of the red felt ball where the head will be. Slide a pewter glove charm on one side of the ribbon. Fold the end of the ribbon up to the center and glue. Repeat for the other side.

Step four: For the head, glue the natural 20mm felt bead on top of the ribbon arms. Wrap a piece of white fuzzy fiber from the black and white embellishment fibers card around the neck two or three times for a collar. Tack with glue. Layer two or three rows of fiber for the beard. Tack with glue. Sew an 11/0 matte charcoal Toho bead for each eye. Cut a small piece of fiber from the snow white embellishment fibers mixed card for the mustache and tack with glue.

Step five: For the hat, cut approximately 12-inches of 26 gauge burgundy artistic wire, bend one end with a pair of chain nose pliers. Thread the 11/0 silver-lined ruby Toho beads and the 11/0 opaque cherry Toho beads in a random pattern to 11-inches. Add the 7mm natural felt bead and a Toho. Bend the end of the wire around the last Toho as a stopper.

Step six: To shape the hat into a cone, form a cone with a sheet of paper or card stock and tape. Wrap the beaded wire around the paper cone so that the coils are tight. Remove the cone. Glue the bottom coil to the head of the Santa. Cut a 10-inch piece of fiber for the hanger and loop around the next coil. Tie the end in a knot. Glue this coil to the bottom coil. Wrap a piece of fiber around the rim of the hat and tack with glue.
Approximate size: 6 inches
Estimated time: Under two hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
26 gauge burgundy artistic wire, 15 yd spool (AWR26BRG15)
Quick hold craft 2oz tube (GLUE-002)
#10 short beading needles (NEED-09)
Nymo D large bobbin white (NYD-WHT-L)
Black and white embellishment fibers mixed card (FIBER09)
Snow white embellishment fibers mixed card (FIBER11)
List of Components:
7mm felt bead - natural (FELT-013, qty 1)
20mm felt bead - natural (FELT-049, qty 1)
35mm felt bead - congo red (FELT-065, qty 1)
Ultra micro fiber suede by the foot - black (MSUEDE01, qty 1)
Pewter glove charm (PW-CH0258, qty 2)
Pewter lace boot charm (PW-CH0262, qty 2)
Hand-dyed silk red (RBSILK-RED, qty 1)
Antique silver-plated pewter glue-in beaded cap with loop (SA-5706, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR50-E, qty 2)
Stoneware round bead - candy cane (SW-BD028, qty 2)
Toho bead round 11/0 matte charcoal (TBRD11-14F, qty 1)
Toho bead round 11/0 silver-lined ruby (TBRD11-25C, qty 1)
Toho bead round 11/0 opaque cherry (TBRD11-45A, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Black by the Foot
Code: MSUEDE01
Length 1 foot, Width 3mm 
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.23$0.25 $0.21
32-Inch Red Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon
Minimum 32 inches 
$9.23 $7.19$8.76 $6.83$8.32 $6.48
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.050 x .280 inches (1.27 x 7.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR50-E
0.050 x .280 inches (1.27 x 7.0mm) 
$0.89 $0.70$0.83 $0.65$0.78 $0.61
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Ruby
Code: TBRD11-25C
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$1.42 $1.15$1.33 $1.07$1.25 $1.01
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Cherry
Code: TBRD11-45A
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$1.33 $1.10$1.25 $1.03$1.17 $0.97

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Beadsmith 10 Short Beading Needles 20-Pack
Code: NEED-09
Length 1 inch, Size 10 
$2.52 $2.19$2.37 $2.06$2.24 $1.94
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Quick Hold Craft Glue - 2oz Tube
Code: GLUE-002
Sale Price: $3.59
Price: $3.99
Nymo D Large Bobbin White
Size D (250 yards) 
Sale Price: $4.97
Price: $5.72

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