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Holiday Bead Ornaments and Jewelry Projects

The holiday season is a perfect time of year to share your love of beading. Here are a bunch of great projects, some easy some a little more advanced, for you. Make beaded ornaments for your Christmas tree or make some beautiful jewelry for your holiday celebrating. Many of the ornament projects are also easily adaptable into jewelry items.

Snowman Lampwork Bead Necklace
A snowman lampwork bead makes the perfect pendant when combined with more holiday beads and a little wire to make this fun necklace design.

Santa Charm and Crystal Dangle Earrings
Team up a stamped brass Santa charm with red and green crystal dangles and brass wire.

Crystal and Chain Ornament Bracelet
The red, green, and white crystal dangles on this sterling chain bracelet are reminiscent of holiday ornaments hanging from a Christmas tree.

Holiday Jewelry Projects
The holiday season is a perfect time of year to share your love of jewelry making. Here are a bunch of great projects, some easy some a little more advanced, for you. Many of the ornament projects are also easily adaptable into jewelry items.

Holly Wire and Glass Bead Earrings
Use holly lampwork beads and some wire to create these festive dangle earrings.

Paper Clay Star
Paper clay is a fun and unusual jewelry making medium. In this project, I use a cookie cutter to create an ornament. Use this same technique and scale it down to create your own jewelry components.

Holiday Craft Time
Jewelry makers are well-known for working with all kinds of other crafts, especially during the holiday season. Here is a list of other About.com craft sources.

In-A-Pinch Wire Hook Ornament Hanger
Make wire hooks to hang your ornaments from your Christmas tree.

Double-Hole Stretchy Bracelet
Make this colorful holiday stretchy bracelet using these unqiue double-holed lampwork beads (created by D.D. Hess), freshwater pearls, and red glass beads.

So-Easy Bead and Wire Wreath
This holiday ornament is one of the projects I came up with for those on my “small gift” list. You can whip up gobs of these super quickly, and they are also excellent for children to make.

Filigree Angel
When I saw this teardrop shaped filigree piece, it immediately reminded me of an angel's dress. So with a little wire and beads, that's what it eventually became

Filigree Star Ornament
Use your jewelry making skills to create this holiday ornament with wire, beads, and a pretty filigree star.

Filigree Cross Ornament
A lampwork bead, a little wire, a filigree cross, and a few wraps are all it takes to make this very quick ornament project.

Goofy Reindeer Ornament
Okay, he’s goofy looking, but sometimes you’ve got to have a little fun. This little guy should do the trick. So, get you your beads, and let’s start twisting some wire.

Curly Crystal Ornament
Combine craft wire and beads to create this fun ornament to adorn your holiday tree, or adapt it to make some fun earrings.

Wire & Bead Angel
Create and angelic holiday ornament with a little wire and one bead

Santa Charm and Crystal Dangle Earrings
Team up a stamped brass Santa charm with red and green crystal dangles and brass wire.

Christmas Earring Tutorials
Make some fun and creative earrings to dangle and enjoy at Christmas time.

Tis the Season Holiday Collection
Tis the Season Holiday Collection from the Cousin Corporation includes all kinds of beads and component to help you make fast and cute holiday jewelry.

Christmas Wine Glass and Tree Ornaments
Combine resin charms with a holiday theme and a few beads for this multi-functional piece.

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