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Beaded Crystal Safety Pin Christmas Tree - Free Pattern for Beaded Lighted Safety Pin Tree


 

Create this beautiful crystal Christmas tree with faceted beads, starflake beads, safety pins and wire. Perfect for offices, small places, and table decorations. Give as gifts. Will you be on vacation this Christmas? Make one of these special beaded lighted Christmas trees for your RV or motel room. Easy to carry along, no parts to keep up with.

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Materials Needed:

    279-4mm crystal,
    189-6mm crystal,
    342-8mm crystal.
    360-l0mm crystal,
    57-10mm green,
    57-10mm red,
    84-10mm yellow,

    Starflake Beads
    495-12mm crystal starflake beads
    81-18mm crystal starflake beads
    279 - #4 safety pins,
    6-yards gold wire and
    1 crystal star.
    Other Materials Needed: Ruler, Wire Cutter, Pliers and Glue.

Instructions

1. Open up a safety pin and slip on one colored 10mm faceted bead, two 12mm starflakes, three 18mm starflakes and two 12mm starflakes. Close the pin and use the pliers to squeeze the head of the pin so that it will not slip open. Make three with yellow 10mm beads, these will be referred to as yellow pins. Make three with green, these will be referred to as green pins. Make three with red. these will be referred to as red pins. make: three red
          three yellow
          three green

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2. Cut a 6" piece of wire. Use the pliers to make a loop at one end to hold the pins on. Slip on a 4mrn faceted bead, then slip the wire through the tail end of one red pin, slip on a 4mm, slip through the tail of one yellow pin, slip on a 4mm and slip through the tail of one green pin. Continue alternating beads and pins (making sure all the pins are facing the same direction) until there are nine pins and nine 4mm beads. Twist the ends of the wire together very tightly (the tighter the wire is pulled the sturdier the tree will be). Trim the wire to a 1/4" and bend the end in toward the center.

3. Make five more green pins in the same way as in step 1. Make four more red pins in the same way as in step 1.

4. Open up a pin and slip on two 12mm starflakes, three 18mm starflakes, two 12mm starflakes and one 10mm yellow faceted. Make nine of these. These will be referred to as yellow pins.

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5. Cut a 10" piece of wire. Make a loop in one end. Slip on a 4mm faceted, then slip through the tail of one green pin, then slip on an 8mm faceted, the slip through the tail of one yellow pin, then slip on a 4mm facted, then through the head of one of the pins of the previous row. Slip on a 4mm faceted, then through the tail of one red pin, then slip on an 8mm faceted, then through the tail of a yellow pin, then slip on a 4mm faceted, then through the head of one of the pins of the previous row. Continue alternating around the row until you have used all the pins made in step 3 and 4 and have slipped through all nine pins of the previous row. Twist wires together and trim as before.

6. Open up a pin and slip on one yellow 10mm faceted bead and eight 12mm starflakes. Close the pins as before. Make eighteen of these. These will again be referred to as yellow pins.

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7. Open up a pin and slip on one 8mm faceted, two 10mm crystal faceted and one 10mm green faceted, close as before. Make nine of these. These will be the green pins. Open up a pin and slip on one 8mm faceted, two 10mm crystal faceted and one 10mm red faceted, close as before. Make nine of these. These will be the red pins.
make: nine red
         nine green

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8. Cut a 17" piece of wire and make a loop in one end. Slip on one 4mm faceted, slip the wire through the tail end of a yellow pin, slip on one 8mm faceted, slip through the tail end of a green pin, slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the head of one of the pins of the previous row. Then, slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a yellow pin, slip on an 8mm faceted, slip through the tail of a red pin, slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the head of one of the pins of the previous row. Continue alternating around the row. Twist and trim off as before.

9. Make nine more green pins in the same way as in step 7.

10. Make nine more red pins in the same way as in step 7.

11. Open up a pin and slip on an 8mm faceted, two 10 mm crystal faceted and one 10mm yellow faceted. Close pins as before. Make nine of these yellow pins.

12. Open up a pin and slip on a 6mm faceted and four 8mrn faceted. Close pins as before. Make twenty-seven of these. These will be referred to as crystal pins.

13. Cut a 21" piece of wire and make a loop at one end. (a) Slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail end of a green pin, slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the head of one of the pins of the previous row. (b) Slip through the tail of a crystal pin, slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a yellow pin, Slip through the head of one of the pins of the previous row. (c) Slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a crystal pin, slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the head of a pin of the previous row. (d) Slip through the tail of a red pin, slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a crystal pin, slip through the head of one of the pins of the previous row. Continue repeating (a), (b), (c) and (d) around the row. Twist and trim off as before.

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14. Make fourteen more red pins in the same way as in step 7. Close as before.

15. Make thirteen more green pins in the same way as in step 7. Close as before.

16. Make twenty-seven more yellow pins in the same way as in step 6. Close as
before.

17. Cut a 25" piece of wire, (a) Slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a red pin, slip on a 4mm faceted, then slip through the head of one of the pins of the previous row. (b) Slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a yellow pin. slip on a 4mm faceted, then slip through the head of the next pin of the previous row. (c) Slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a green pin, slip on a 4mm faceted, then through the head of the next pin of the previous row. (d) Slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a yellow pin, slip on a 4mm faceted, then through the head of the next pin of the previous row. Continue repeating step (a), (b), (c) and (d) around the row. Twist and trim as usual.

18. Make eighteen red pins in the same way as in step 7. Close as before.

19. Make eighteen green pins in the same way as in step 7. Close as before.

20. Open up a pin and slip on an 8mm faceted, one 10mm yellow faceted and two 10mm crystal faceted. Make eighteen of these.

21. Cut a 30" piece of wire and make a loop in one end. (a) Slip on a 4mm faceted, slip wire through the tail of one red pin, slip on a 6mm faceted, slip through the head of one of the pins of the previous row. (b) Slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a green on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a green pin, slip on a 6mm faceted, slip through the head of the next pin of the previous row. (c) Slip on a 4mm faceted, slip through the tail of a yellow pin. slip on a 6mm faceted, slip through the head of the next pin of the previous row. Continue repeating (a), (b) and (c) around the row. Twist and trim wires.

22. Count out twenty-seven pins, leave these pins empty. They will just be for support.

23. Cut a 33" piece of wire and make a loop in one end. Slip on one 6mm faceted, slip through the tail end of an empty pin, slip on a 6mm faceted, slip through the head of one pin of the previous row, slip on a 10mm faceted, slip through the head of the next pin of the previous row. Continue this around the row. Twist and trim off wires.

24. Open up a pin and slip on an 8mm faceted and three 10mm faceted. Close the pin as before. Make twenty-seven of these.

25. Cut a 19" piece of wire and make a loop in one end. Slip on one 6mm faceted, slip through the tail of one of the pins made in step 24 slip on a 6mm faceted, slip through the head of one of the empty pins of the previous row. Continue this around the row. Twist and trim wires.

26. Cut a 24" piece of wire and make a loop in one end. Slip on two 8mm faceted beads, slip through the head of one of the pins of the previous row. Continue this around the row, twist and trim wires.

Glue the star into the top of the tree.

When the tree is completed insert ordinary mini tree lights into the cavity of the tree. A thirty-five light strand works best. Using a paperclip or leftover piece of wire formed into a S-hook. Slip the hook onto the center of the lights and hang up in the top of the tree. Arrange the rest of the lights evenly inside the beaded tree. Use small amounts of wire to secure the lights in various places inside the tree.

Enjoy!!

 

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