Attempted Beaded Wire Ornament

And just like that, we are on to Christmas (and tons of Birthdays around here). So I did what I normally do this time of year…peruse my Pinterest feed, looking for new ideas to try out. I happened upon this pretty craft by Everyday Art and decided to give it a whirl. I titled this post “Attempted Beaded Wire Ornament” because I will admit I struggled a bit with this one. It is deceptively difficult.

Beaded wire Ornaments

I used to be a floral designer for many years, so I happened to have spools of wire in my stash, and The Bee has an extensive bead collection that she generously let me raid. The only thing I actually had to purchase was a pack of balloons. My kind of craft. We were off to a good start.

Beaded Wire Ornament

My Falafel joined me and made a few of her own, but she also had a little trouble. I know there must be a trick to it, but we didn’t figure it out.

Beaded Wire Ornament

The most difficlut thing was keeping the wire from unraveling. On the second one I made, I began twisting it on top, everytime I went around with the wire. It held a little better, but still not perfect.

Beaded Wire Ornament

I hesitate to call this a “fail” because they are still nice to look at, and we always learn something. Quirky is good. I call that a success!

Beaded Wire Ornament

I love to try out new projects this time of year, even if they don’t turn out the way they are supposed to.

What have YOU made today?