I wanted to put together a post about free Christmas beaded ornaments that you could make. There’s still plenty of time to make an ornament or two. We are going into that lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and since most, if not all, of the Christmas parties have been cancelled this year due to COVID, we all have more time on our hands. I like to fill that time with beading and Christmas makes me happy, so making ornaments is a homerun. Besides, they make great exchange gifts for teachers and coworkers.
I am working on a post about making stars, so I am not going to feature any star ornaments here.
I searched through Google and Pinterest trying to find free Christmas beaded ornament patterns or tutorials. I found a LOT of patterns on Etsy, but not a lot of FREE patterns. There are a few video tutorials on Youtube which I will highlight below, showing how to make beaded ornament covers. Some of them are beautiful, but I wanted to make this more broad than just ornament covers. So, I’m afraid I had to resort to a couple of paid patterns in order to achieve the diversity I was looking for.
1. Holly Wreath Jewellrey Set
First up is this lovely jewelry set by Katie Dean. I know I said this was an article about ornaments, but I think you could totally adapt her wreath necklace into an ornament. Katie Dean has all kinds of patterns and classes on her WEB site, so if you haven’t seen her work then check it out here.
2. Gorgeous Star Ornamnets
Next we have these gorgeous star ornaments from Meredith Steele.
The tutorial was published in Beadwork magazine so you will have to sign up for a one month free trial in order to get access to the full tutorial. These stars would also make an absolutely stunning necklace!
3. Crystal Ornament
Check out this bicone and seed bead ornament from Deb Roberti. This pattern and several other Christmas ornament patterns are free at her WEB site. She has all kinds of patterns so check out her web site if you haven’t already.
4. Beaded Christmas Tree
I know I said Christmas beaded ornaments, but I couldn’t resist this adorable tree centerpiece. I think if you made it small enough it could be an ornament. Or make it big and you have a beautiful table decoration.
5. Starry Night Ornament Cover
Youtube is resplendent with beaded Christmas ornament covers, but I’m going to highlight the 3 by Jill Wiseman. First, let me say a word about Jill. If you are a new beader and are confused by anything, then checkout Jill’s videos on Youtube. She is able to explain everything in such a way to clear up any confusion you have. She is wonderful. I hope I am able to do videos half as good as hers.
6. Pretty Posies Ornament Cover
7. Diagonal Peyote Ornament Cover
I hope you have seen something that inspires you. It's never too late or too early to get started on beaded Christmas projects. There's always next year!