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Sugar Plum Dreams Ornaments

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Sugar Plum Dreams Ornaments Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Christmas fantasies come to life in these colorful ornaments. We decorated these simple ornaments with Miyuki Delicas and O beads to celebrate the holiday season in unique style. This is the perfect project for creating your own ornaments! Choose the best colors to match the rest of your Christmas decor and watch these ornaments twinkle and turn among the lights of the tree.

Preparing the Ornaments


Step one:
We purchased paper ornaments from our local craft store and then covered them all with metallic gold spray paint. You can use whatever color goes best with the beads you have picked out to decorate your ornaments. Allow the spray paint to dry.

Green Delicas and Peacock O Beads Ornament


Step one:
We will decorate one section of the ornament at a time. Paint Gem-Tac adhesive onto the section using a paint brush, about an inch or so at a time. Cover the surface of the section with a mixture of 3.8x1mm Czech glass magic blue O beads and 3.8x1mm Czech glass sapphire vitrail O beads. Using the Crystal Katana to put the O beads in place will make the process faster. We used mostly magic blue O beads with the sapphire vitrail beads interspersed. Allow this section to dry, making sure to keep the ornament propped up until dry. Repeat this for alternating sections on the ornament.

Step one:
Cover the surface of one of the remaining sections with adhesive. Pour the Miyuki 11/0 trans silver-lined crisp green apple Delicas onto the section and press them into the surface, so that they stay with the adhesive. Shake off any excess beads. Allow the section to dry and repeat for the remaining sections.

Pink Ornament


Step one:
Using the same techniques you used for the last ornament, cover one section with 3.8x1mm Czech glass magic orchid O beads. Allow to dry and repeat on alternating sections. Then on the remaining sections, add the Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized hot pink Delicas.

Star Ornament


Step one:
Working on a section at a time, cover the front surface of the star ornament with a mixture of 3.8x1mm Czech glass emerald AB O beads and 3.8x1mm Czech glass peridot AB O beads. We used mostly emerald O beads, with peridot beads sprinkled in randomly. Layer more O beads at the center of the star, to cover the point. Allow to dry.

Step two:
Mix the Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized dark sea foam Delicas, the Miyuki 11/0 galvanized light green Delicas, the Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized dark mint green Delicas and the Miyuki 11/0 color-lined crystal/white Delicas all together. Cover the back surface of the star with the mixed Delicas and allow to dry.
Approximate Size: 4 To 5 Inches
Estimated Time:4 Hours
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GEMTAC)
Crystal Katana Rhinestone-Crystal Pick Up Tool (TOOL-0070)
List of Components:
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Emerald AB O Bead 8 gram Pack (BEADS-0443, qty 2)
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Peridot AB O Beads (8-gram pack) (BEADS-0662, qty 1)
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Dark Sea Foam Delicas 8g Bag (DB1847, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Lt Green Delicas (DB0413, qty 1)
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Dark Mint Green Delicas 8g Bag (DB1844, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Color-Lined Crystal/White Delicas (DB0066, qty 1)
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Magic Blue O Bead 8 gram Pack (BEADS-0428, qty 2)
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Sapphire Vitrail O Bead 8 gram Pack (BEADS-0669, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver-Lined Crisp Green Apple Delicas (DB1206, qty 2)
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Magic Orchid O Bead 8 gram Pack (BEADS-0427, qty 2)
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Hot Pink Delicas 8g Bag (DB1840, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

3.8 x 1mm Czech Glass Emerald AB O Bead 8 gram Pack
Code: BEADS-0443
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-34-78+
$6.31 $5.42$5.98 $5.14$5.66 $4.86
Qty>
3.8 x 1mm Czech Glass Peridot AB O Beads (8-gram pack)
Code: BEADS-0662
Volume Approx. 8 gram, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.14 $5.15$5.82 $4.88$5.51 $4.62
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Dark Sea Foam Delicas 8g Bag
Code: DB1847
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-23-56+
$8.63 $7.42$8.19 $7.04$7.78 $6.69
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Lt Green Delicas
Code: DB0413
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$7.61 $6.39$7.21 $6.05$6.83 $5.73
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Dark Mint Green Delicas 8g Bag
Code: DB1844
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-23-56+
$8.63 $7.07$8.19 $6.71$7.78 $6.37
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Color-Lined Crystal/White Delicas
Code: DB0066
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.92 $3.33$3.70 $3.14$3.50 $2.97
Qty>
3.8 x 1mm Czech Glass Magic Blue O Bead 8 gram Pack
Code: BEADS-0428
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-34-78+
$5.71 $4.73$5.41 $4.49$5.13 $4.25
Qty>
3.8 x 1mm Czech Glass Sapphire Vitrail O Bead 8 gram Pack
Code: BEADS-0669
Volume Approx. 8 gram 
1-34-78+
$6.14 $4.72$5.82 $4.48$5.51 $4.24
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver-Lined Crisp Green Apple Delicas
Code: DB1206
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$4.60 $3.81$4.35 $3.61$4.11 $3.41
Qty>
3.8 x 1mm Czech Glass Magic Orchid O Bead 8 gram Pack
Code: BEADS-0427
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-34-78+
$5.71 $4.62$5.41 $4.38$5.13 $4.15
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Hot Pink Delicas 8g Bag
Code: DB1840
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-23-56+
$8.63 $6.38$8.19 $6.06$7.78 $5.75
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 4 fl oz.
Code: GEMTAC
4 fl oz 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Crystal Katana Rhinestone-Crystal Pick Up Tool
Code: TOOL-0070
Sale Price: $26.05
Price: $28.95
Qty>



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