Sunday, March 22, 2015

Finish: Beaded Edge Ornament

I finished this Miss Crescent's Crowne ornament today, finally...the one with the forgotten stuffing.
I love the extra-large beads. I love the hanger. I just love how this looks.

If you're interested in doing a beaded edge pillow-style ornament, check out these links:
Snippets and Stash shows you how to do a beaded edge.
Jen Funk beaded edging for a bookmark.
If you prefer your directions in French, go here.
Double beaded edge, en francaise.

You'll notice that I also made a beaded hanger. I marked the halfway point across the top of the design, and when I got there, I just strang extra beads to a length that, when folded in half, appeared to be long enough to hang on a branch. Then I kept right on whipstitching the edges. Simple enough.

14 comments:

Needle Nicely said...

Loving these finishes--this one is quite attractive, especially those larger beads.

Beth said...

Very nifty finish - compliments the style of the ornament very nicely.

Justine said...

Lovely. Looks so simple but I'm sure it's not! The white really sets off that gorgeous fabric.

Brigitte said...

Just as Justine said, the white beads and the green fabric are a great match.

Margaret said...

Such a cute finish!

Robin said...

Another super finish! I really like how your larger beads make the ornament pop.

Robin in Virginia

Linda said...

Such a pretty finish Nikki.

Linda

Michele said...

that turned out so cute!!

Faith... said...

How pretty! Love your beaded edges. Thanks for the links for the tutorials - will look them up!

Marexstitch said...

Very cute ornie. I also love the larger bead finishing. Looks great!

Von said...

I always love a beaded edge! Thanks for the links. :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The green fabric is very pretty and the large beads look very forgiving of less than perfect sewing. Mine, not your's!!

Frances N said...

Very cute!! I love the green color and the bead edge is perfect! I am going to look at those tutorials! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Oh, I have done this ornament before. Love the way yours turned out with the beading! It's beautiful.