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Christmas Tree Ornaments

Red Diamond with Beads & Sequins

This Christmas Tree Ornament, with Beads & Sequins, is a stylized version on one of the details on one of Lady Sybil's dresses from the show Downton Abbey. I changed it to red and made the fringes a little more elaborate.

Red Diamond with Sequins, Christmas Tree Ornament

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I've use a transparant red sparkle gauze with a backing layer out of Chinease red satin fabric. Trace image onto tissue paper. Place the tissue paper on the fabric and work the beading.

I've used a a string of beads & sequins along a stitching line.

Create a back using the same two layers of fabric. It is your choice whether you wish to bead it to match the front. Stitch the front and back together with the right sides together leaving a 1 1/2" opening on one of the straight sides. Clip the curved edges. Turn and finger press the piece flat along the edges.Slip stitch opening closed.

Finish using 7 strands of Looped Beaded Fringe, I like using a variety of sizes and colours of beads to make it more interesting, and to give it more dimension with out making it too heavy I started attaching the beads 7/8" apart, from the centre, making sure the opposing fringes on each side look balanced.

Add a short string of beads at the top for hanging.

 

 

 

 

 

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