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.
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.
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.