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Beadwork - Five Cool Christmas Patterns: Simple, Good Looking And Attractive

- - Sanny Tendilla

By John McCullough

Christmas is the season of amusement, and if you are a fan of beading and bead craft, then you can use your passion for the hobby to fuel complete new appearance for your home this holiday season with a collection of free beadwork! If you're looking for fun Christmas beading ideas to add to the festive look to your house this Dec 25, then keep reading and we'll outline five Christmas projects you can try!

1 - Candy Canes - Simple and appealing as beadwork go, you don't require much in the way of supplies to make these, and the designs are kid-friendly to boot! The good news is that with even a modest stock of supplies, you have possibly got everything you require to make several of these with supplies on hand, and they make excellent decorations for your Christmas tree!

2 - Christmas Trees - tinny miniature trees can be made fast and easily, with or without "decorations" (you could use multi-colored glass beads sewn around the tree design in different places for a lovely effect!). Another kid-friendly design that comes together fairly quickly!

3 - Wreaths - Similar to the tree design, above, but a little more composite, and as such, possibly not as "child friendly" (because they take slightly more time to execute and see the results of your efforts, smaller children might get frustrated before they're finished). Still, it's a fantastic little project that looks gorgeous when finished! Buy several shades of green seed beads to make shadow and texture in your pieces, and highlight with red bits of holly.

4 - Angels - A moderately more hard piece (and again, something that younger children may not have the patience for), the easiest patterns to work with display angels in profile. Purchase different shades of white, silver, and gray to create a dimensional effect in your pieces. These look great on the tree!

5 - Snowflakes - Of all the beading ideas mentioned here, the snowflake pattern is the hardest one to get right. This is absolutely not a pattern that young children could assist with, as these can get fairly complex. They make among the most beautiful and striking decorations on the tree, however, and if you have got the skill level and patience for it, you'll be well rewarded for your efforts! Executing one pattern well is (or can be) a somewhat daunting job, but if you are feeling specially adventurous, you could try making every snowflake on your tree unique! It's a tall order, but can certainly be done, just be ready to dedicate quite lots of time to the task!

As you can see from just the five beadwork above, there are all kinds of fun holiday beading tasks you can sink your teeth into, and this list only barely scratches the surface!

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