1332 A Vivi Gade Christmas bauble
A lovely Christmas bauble in the Vivi Gade series.
This year’s Christmas decorations have reached a new level. Our talented designers have developed a brand new Christmas paper and accessories series. The series comes in four stunning colours - what colour is your Christmas?
You will need: paper strips, wire and beads (either silver or gold) and pliers to assemble the parts.
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For one bauble you need one pair of regular pliers, chain nose pliers, approx 25cm beading wire, 3 x 2mm crimp beads, 2 x 3mm wax beads, 2 x 4mm wax beads and 2 x 8mm wax beads.
Choose 8 strips and put them on top of each other.
Push out the pre-punched holes with a thin blunt object.
Thread the wire through the holes of the thickest end of the strips, put an 8mm bead on the wire and thread the wire back through the same hole. Then you have both wires on the same side of the hole. Adjust one of the wires so it measurers 3cm - gather the two wires, thread a 3mm bead and a crimp bead, press the strips tightly together and squeeze the crimp bead flat. Finally cut off the excess wire so you only have a single long wire left.
Put a crimp bead and a 4mm bead on the wire and lead the wire through the holes of the narrow end of the strips.
Thread an 8mm, a 4mm, a 3mm bead and a crimp bead onto the wire.
Make a noose in the wire by leading the wire back through, all the beads, the paper, the bead and the crimp bead. (it may help to hold the wire through the noose with a needle). See photo.
Squeeze the top crimp bead flat.
Press the strips tight together and press the crimp bead flat. Cut off the extra wire.
Add a thread to the noose and fold out the bauble (this may require a little practice). Have fun!