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Wanda The Witch Ornament

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Wanda The Witch Ornament Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

With the buzz surrounding modern books such as Harry Potter and Wicked, combined with the enduring popularity of old classics such as The Wizard of Oz, witches have cleaned up their reputation and won over our hearts. This charming "Wanda" ornament is simple to construct and displays sparkling red and yellow accents for a lovely Halloween decoration your family will enjoy for years to come.

Step one:
First, construct the broom. Cut several 1 1/2-inch pieces of yellow Griffin bead cord. Attach a few of these pieces to a TierraCast® antique copper 1.25 inch bead bar by tightly wrapping with a 4-inch piece of 22 gauge tangerine artistic wire. Repeat until all of the silk cord pieces are firmly attached to the bar. Trim excess wire and trim the ends of the cord so that they are even. Set aside.

Step two:
Next, create the leg dangles. Cut a 2-inch piece of 20 gauge black artistic wire and make a wire spiral at one end. Thread the following beads in this order: one 6mm Swarovski XILION bicone in light Siam, one round silver lined lime ab TOHO bead, one round silver lined Siam ruby TOHO bead, a lime bead, a ruby bead and a lime bead, and finish with a simple loop. Repeat to make the second leg and set aside.

Step three:
Next, create the arm dangles. Thread a 2-inch gunmetal-plated 20 gauge head pin through one of the side holes on a gunmetal-plated pewter abstract oval bent framed link, so that the head of the pin rests on the decorated side of the link. Next, thread one TOHO ruby bead, one TOHO lime bead and seven ruby beads, onto the head pin, and finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat this process for the second arm but this time tightly wrap the wire around the broomstick (from step one) twice before completing the wrapped loop.

Step four:
To create the body of the ornament, begin by cutting an 8-inch piece of 20 gauge black artistic wire. At one end, wrap the wire around round nose pliers twice to create two loops and finish by wrapping the wire as you would in a wrapped loop. Use the pliers to spread the loops until they are a few millimeters apart. Thread the following items in this order: two 17mm Swarovski Artemis beads in jet, the oval link with attached arms (from step three), one 10mm Swarovski ceramic faceted round bead in marbled yellow, one gunmetal-plated pewter abstract framed round link and one 12mm Swarovski Artemis bead in jet. Finish with a wrapped loop.

Step five:
Attach one leg dangle to each loop at the bottom of the ornament. Thread a 9-inch piece of black 3/8-inch organza ribbon through the top loop on the ornament and tie the ends together in a knot.
Approximate size: 3 ½ inches (without hanger)
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Tools and Supplies Used:
Griffin bead cord 100% silk-no. 10 (0.90mm) yellow (GSILK10YL)
3/8-inch organza ribbon-black by the foot (R38-BLACK)
22 gauge tangerine artistic wire, 8 yd spool (AWR22TNG8)
20 gauge black artistic wire, 6 yard spool (AWR20BLK6)
Large loop scissors (TOOL-123)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
2-inch gunmetal-plated 20 gauge head pin (BGM-HP20-22, qty 2)
Gunmetal-plated pewter abstract framed round link (PGM-LX027, qty 1)
Gunmetal-plated pewter abstract oval bent framed link (PGM-LX029, qty 2)
TierraCast® antique copper 1.25 inch bead bar (CA-2242, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000B 10mm ceramic faceted round marbled yellow (5000B-MYE10, qty 1)
Swarovski 5540 17mm artemis bead jet (5540-JET17, qty 2)
Swarovski 5540 12mm artemis bead jet (5540-JET12, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION bicone light Siam (5328-SIALT6, qty 2)
TOHO bead round 8/0 silver-lined lime ab (TBRD8-2024, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 8/0 silver-lined Siam ruby (TBRD8-25B, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BGM-HP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07
Swarovski 5540 17mm Artemis Bead Jet
Code: 5540-JET17
Length 17mm, Diameter 13mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
$3.98 $2.98$3.76 $2.82$3.56 $2.67
Swarovski 5540 12mm Artemis Bead Jet
Code: 5540-JET12
Length 12mm, Diameter 9.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
$1.73 $1.29$1.63 $1.22$1.53 $1.14
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Light Siam
Code: 5328-SIALT6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$0.27 $0.20$0.25 $0.18$0.24 $0.18
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Lime AB
Code: TBRD8-2024
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
$1.64 $1.01$1.54 $0.95$1.45 $0.89
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Siam Ruby
Code: TBRD8-25B
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
$1.38 $1.13$1.29 $1.05$1.21 $0.99

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Olivine
Code: 5000-OL8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
$0.73 $0.54$0.68 $0.51$0.64 $0.48
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Matte Opaque White
Code: TBRD8-41F
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
$1.28 $0.76$1.20 $0.72$1.13 $0.67
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 10 (0.90mm) Beige
Diameter .90mm, Length 2 meters 
$1.89 $1.56$1.79 $1.48$1.69 $1.40

Purchase Tools & Supplies

20 Gauge Black Artistic Wire, 6 Yard Spool
Code: AWR20BLK6
20 gauge, 6 yards 
$2.79 $2.20$2.59 $2.04$2.39 $1.88
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Sale Price: $4.67
Price: $5.50
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 10 (0.90mm) Yellow
Diameter .90mm, Length 2 meters 
$1.89 $1.51$1.79 $1.43$1.69 $1.35

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