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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bead Pumpkins by Cutesy Crafts

Are you guys having any fall weather yet? We had a pretty hot weekend, but the rain is coming back, and some leaves are already turning. It's the perfect time to start on those fall crafts. I have Jessica posting today, and I just love the pumpkins she came up with!


Hi everyone! My name is Jessica, and I blog over at Cutesy Crafts. I'm so excited to be guest posting for Steph today! Last year, the kids and I made these cute pony bead pumpkins for fall. I thought it would be fun to make a more "grown-up" version using some jewelry wire and wooden beads. The steps are pretty much exactly the same, but I think these ones look a little more sophisticated. They would look great on a fall mantle or table!

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Supplies needed:
  • jewelry wire
  • wood beads
  • jewelry-making tools (just wire cutters and needle nose pliers will probably work too)
supplies

Cut five strands of wire 13 inches long each. If you want a bigger pumpkin, make them longer, and if you want a smaller one, make them shorter.

1


Cross two wires over each other in the middle to make an "X". Wrap them around each other.

2


Wrap the remaining wires around the center as shown.

3


String beads on each of the ends until you are about and inch or so from the end. I put ten beads on each strand.

4


Bring all of the strands together and twist the extra wire at the end. This will be the stem.

5


Pull the strands out to form a pumpkin shape.

6

Cut a smaller piece of wire and wrap it around the stem to secure it.

7


Cut a final piece of wire and wrap the middle of it around the base of the stem.

8


Curl the ends around a pen or pencil to make curly vines.

9


And you're done!



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And look! I even made a tiny little jewelry bead pumpkin. Isn't it cute?!

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Thanks Jessica! I'm so glad you stopped by and showed off today :)


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