12 Ornaments of Christmas – Pt. 2

The 2nd ornament in this series is a tiny glass ball that’s been jazzed-up with glittering crystals. The petite size of the ball is what makes this so adorable!

It’s elegant – yet easy-peasy to make.

For a pretty gift, I often like to use handmade ornaments to embellish items like a box of luxurious soaps, fancy chocolates, Christmas candy, or even scented candles.

Tiny Glass Bauble Ornament

5-3/4″ from end to end

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First you need some tiny glass ornaments. Since “size” is not usually indicated on the box, I’d say to look for something about as small as a melon ball. ;-) Hopefully there will be a pre-Christmas sale in progress where you shop!

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Of course, supplies can vary according to what you may have on hand . . .

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But I used:

Mini glass ball ornament

a 14″ piece of Beadalon 19-strand, nylon coated beading wire

2 Silver crimp beads

Vintage Peridot Green and Clear AB glass/crystal beads in assorted shapes/sizes/colors

Glass Seed Beads 11/0 in “Silver-Lined Crystal”

4 glass beads 6/0 – Peridot AB

Coordinating linen cord (or ribbon) for bow

Simply string the beads (using the first photo as a guide), crimp both ends, and tie a bow!

Wouldn’t a bunch of these be gorgeous on the tree? :-)

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Comments

12 Ornaments of Christmas – Pt. 2 — 5 Comments

  1. Another little treasure Crystal! I love it!!! I bought a whole bunch of these little tiny balls for pennies, after Christmas. I was going to use them to decorate my everyday tree for the various holidays… (which is still all in pink and hearts from Valentines Day!) I love what you did with the beads, it really makes that bitty ball shine! GREAT idea! ;) Hugs, Paulette

  2. I am definitely going to try this idea with my stamp group friends!
    Thanks for the idea and how-to’s.
    Cindi

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