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This ornament uses the following beads: 3 emerald green acrylic diamond beads, 1 large acrylic round green bead, 1 gold pony bead, 4 tiny emerald green beads, 31+ large green with a sheen seed beads, 29+ tiny gold seed beads.
TIP: For the small and medium seed beads, you may find it easier to poke them onto the cord from your work surface as if it were a needle. For the larger beads, just pick them up and slide them on.
WORKING THE ORNAMENT: Pick up one end of your stretchy cord, keeping the other end flat on your work surface to prevent beads from falling off and bouncing away. On one end of the cord, thread 1 tiny emerald green bead, 1 emerald green acrylic diamond, 1 tiny emerald green bead, 1 emerald green acrylic diamond, 1 tiny emerald green bead, 1 emerald green acrylic diamond, and one more tiny emerald green bead. This will form the body of the angel.
At this point, bring both ends of your cord together so that you can thread the beads over both ends at once. Over both ends - string 1 large green seed bead, the round green acrylic crystal, 1 large green seed bead, the gold pony bead for the halo and then 1 more large green seed bead. You have now finished the dangly part of the ornament.
WORKING THE BEADED HANGER: At this point you are going to return to stringing beads on just one end of the cord, so lay the other end flat on your work surface again. On one end of the cord, string (1 tiny gold bead, 1 large green bead) 14 times.
Lay your finished side down and gently pick up the other side to repeat the pattern. When both sides are done you will have two large green beads ready to join. NOTE: Because when you tie your knot it will leave some spacing, the finished look works better by skipping the tiny seed bead that would be next in the pattern.
When both sides are complete, you’re ready to join. Hold the ornament up to balance your work so that the sides are even, and then gently pull to align the beads. Tie the cord into a knot - and try not to pull too tight. Once fastened, tie a few knots, changing sides for a more even finish, and then trim the excess cord with scissors.
Your work of art is now ready to adorn the tree!