Xmas Ornaments from old beaded jewelry?

shaunOctober 6, 2006

Hi everyone

This will be our first Christmas without our mom. She left behind a box full of beads, crystals, gold chains, all costume jewelry. Nothing of monetary value.

I thought it would be very nice to make ornaments for my sisters and brother using mom's beads. I don't sew or knit but I can use a hot glue gun.

Do any of you have any pictures of beaded ornaments I can look at to get some ideas?

Thanks so much ~

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I just saw a picture of a christmas tree shape. It was covered with beads and spray painted. Maybe then you could add the crystals and such. You can also check on Garden Junk.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2006 at 8:48AM
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Thank you~

    Bookmark   October 6, 2006 at 9:08AM
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This (picture in the link) isn't an ornament, but this is a shadow box I made. The triangle piece is a piece of my mom's wedding dress with her wedding dress beads glued on. Thought maybe it would give you an idea for something else.

Could you maybe run a thin wire through the beads or chains and swirl them around clear ornaments?

Or put your mom's picture in an ornament or clear little frame and glue the beads all around it.

I don't know if you have sisters, but I made my sisters bracelets and earrings out of wedding dress beads. Maybe you could re-do the beads into something like that.

I try to make something each year as a little remembrance.

I don't know if you already did this, but maybe post this on the craft forum too.


Here is a link that might be useful: picture of shadow box

    Bookmark   October 7, 2006 at 12:54PM
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Check out this post from the C&D forum about a tree made from
old jewelry.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jewelry Tree

    Bookmark   October 7, 2006 at 6:47PM
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Deb that shadowbox is beautiful. Thanks for sharing that.

Evelyn, I'll go check out that thread, thanks.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2006 at 6:56PM
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