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Topic: beaded initial ornaments ***NOW WITH INSTRUCTIONS!*** in reply #8  (Read 14422 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2005 07:54:07 AM »

I madea  few of these last night to put on the little bads for my cousins. They look cute, but not as glamerous as  the ones seen above...i had problems with an "M"
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2005 08:21:20 AM »

Wow, so pretty. The ones you can buy in the store are around $7.00!
The instructions seem fairly simple. I have a question though:
Do you string all of the beads on the wire first (before bending into the letter shape) or do you string as you go?

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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2005 10:27:51 AM »

I strung them all, left about 1/2" of unstrung wire, formed my loop (to keep the beads from coming off) and then formed my letter.  After it was all done, I cut off any excess wire and did another loop.

I made an M the other day, but didn't take a picture of it before I gave it to our pastor.  Sad
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2006 10:42:09 PM »

I just thought I would bump this since we're getting close to the Christmas season.  I'l planning on making some more of these this year!  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2006 12:35:28 AM »

Good idea! I bet they look cute hanging on a tree! Kiss
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2006 08:10:46 AM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE <3
I'm going to try this in a few minutes =)
Thank you !
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2006 03:46:02 PM »

there so cute! im gonna make some over the weekend hopefully Grin
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2006 07:28:05 PM »

i think i saw the original martha stewart project, and she made smaller ones to go through the ribbon as a kind of "gift tag" for holiday gifts. I think yours are gorgeous, but if anyone needs another though, they also look great as gift tag thingeys. If you use small enough seed beads, you might even be able to use it as a necklace charm...
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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2007 02:28:18 PM »

christmas time again - I really love these and so did the people who got them - i used them as gift tags - you have to hit the hardware store for 18 g wire - but it does come in a stainless steel -
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« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2007 08:12:22 PM »

I made those one year and used them to go on top of the gifts. Like L for Lee, P for Polly. They really do turn out nice.
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