Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Beaded Heart Ornaments

These aren't really jewelry for our Jewelry Spotlight, but they have beads and they sparkle, so I thought - What the heck?!  I thought these were really cute and a fun thing to make for Valentine's Day- which will be here sooner than we think!  Found on Arts and Crafts Collection.

Heart Strings

What you’ll need

  • Glue
  • A spring clothespin
  • Needle and thread
  • Beads

How to make it

  • Heart Strings Step 1
    To make each ornament, first fold an 8- to 16-inch length of ribbon in half, then shape the sides to form a heart, as shown. Glue the ribbon ends together, using the clothespin as a clamp until the glue dries.
  • Heart Strings Step 2
    Next, thread the needle with a 3-foot length of thread, doubling it and knotting the ends together. Choose a bead or two to dangle below the heart. Pass the needle up through the bottom bead, then between the threads near the knot to secure it in place (see diagram). Add a second bead, if you like, then secure the beads in place with a single stitch through the bottom point of the heart.
  • Pass the needle and thread up through the bottom of the heart. Add on more beads until you reach the glued center point of the heart, then secure the thread to the ribbon with another stitch before passing the needle up through the top of the heart. If you like, you can string on more beads above the heart. Pass the thread through the top bead twice to secure it. Cut the thread just below the needle, then knot the ends. Hang your beaded heart ornaments on a door, in a sunny window, or from an overhead fixture.

    ~Jennifer McKinnie
  • 1 comment:

    1. These are just as sweet as can be. Great for the kiddos.