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 Free Christmas Project Pattern - Beaded Lighted Snowman

Free Christmas Project Pattern - Lighted Snowman

 

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This adorable beaded snowman will be the highlight of your holiday centerpiece. Works well for a night light, window sill light, mantel or coffee table. Makes a terrific winter nightlight for young and old.

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Note: This pattern works from the top of the snowman down to the base. The illustrations in this pattern will show the project being assembled as if it were flat. Remember to work with the snowman as it will shaope itself.

A few things to remember about working with beads, wire and safety pins: Put a kink in one end of the wire so the beads do not slide off. It is important to always twist wire ends firmly so that your work is tight. Always keep the safety pins going in the same direction, and go through the loop Bottom of Pin, or the head Top of Pin. Do not run your wire through the body of the pin. Check your work before closing each row. Make certain all pin assemblies are facing up and have been added in the proper sequence. Count pins from previous row to be sure none have been overlooked while adding new assemblies.

ASSEMBLIES

Assembly #1: Make 10. Use size 1 safety pins with the following pattern; 1 - 4mm faceted, 3 - 10mm starflake, 1 - 4mm faceted

Assembly #2: Make 30. Use size 2 safety pins with the following pattern; 1 - 8mm faceted, 3 - 12mm starflake, 1 - 8mm faceted

Assembly #:3 Make 30. Use size 1 safety pins with the following pattern; 4 - 6mm spacers

Assembly #4: Make 30. Use size 3 safety pins with the following pattern; 1 - 10mm faceted, 3 - 18mm starflake, 1 - 10mm faceted

Assembly #5: Make 15. Use size 2 safety pins with the following pattern; 4 - 6mm faceted

Beaded Snowman Pattern Figure 2 - Free Craft Pattern
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SNOWMAN

Row 1. Cut a piece of wire 6" long. Using Assembly #1, thread the bottom of the Pin in the following order: *Assembly #1, 6mm faceted bead, repeat from * (See Figure 3), until you have added 10 safety pin assemblies and 10 beads onto the wire. Close by twisting the wires firmly thgether. Trim with 1/4" tail and bend and twist toward center.

Row 2. Cut a piece of wire 12" long. Thread Assembly #2 and 8mm faceted beads in the following order, see figure 3. *Top of pin from 1st row, 1 - 8mm faceted, bottom of Assembly #2 pin, 1 - 8mm faceted, top of pin from 1st row, bottom of Assembly #2 pin, 1 - 8mm faceted, bottom of Assembly #2 pin, repeat from * until you have added 15 safety pin assemblies onto the wire. Close by twisting the wires firmly thgether. Trim with 1/4" tail and bend and twist toward center.

Row 3. Cut a piece of wire 15" long. Thread Assemblly #2 and 8mm faceted beads in the following order, see figure 3. * top of pin from 2nd row, 1 - 8mm faceted bead, top of new Assembly #2 pin, 1 - 8mm faceted bead, repeat from * until you have added 15 safety pin assemblies onto the wire. Close by twisting the wires firmly thgether. Trim with 1/4" tail and bend and twist toward center.

Row 4. Cut a piece of wire 15" long. Thread Assembly #3 and 6mm faceted beads in the following order, see figure 3. * bottom of pin from 3rd row, bottom of new Assemply #3 pin, 1 - 6mm faceted bead, bottom of new Assembly #3 pin, repeat from * until you have added 30 safety pin assemblies onto the wire. Close by twisting the wires firmly thgether. Trim with 1/4" tail and bend and twist toward center. This row tends to let pins fall into the center of your snowman head. When going onto row 5 be sure to catch each of these assemblies on the wire.

Row 5. This row needs to line up with Row 4. The 6mm beads must be vertical. Look closely at Figure 3 to determine where to start. Cut a piece of wire 18" long. Thread Assembly # 4 and 6mm faceted beads in the following order, see figure 3. * Top in pin from 4th row, 1 - 6mm faceted bead, top of pin from 4th wor, bottom of new Assembly #4 pin, repeat from * until you have added 15 safety pin assemblies onto the wire. Close by twisting the wires firmly thgether. Trim with 1/4" tail and bend and twist toward center.

Row 6. Cut a piece of wire 25" long. Thread Assembly #4 and 10mm faceted beads in the follow order, see figure 3. * top of pin from 5th row, 1 - 10mm faceted bead, top of new Assembly #4 pin, 1 - 10mm faceted bead, top of pin from 5th row, repeat from * until you have added 15 safety pin assemblies onto the wire. Close by twisting the wires firmly thgether. Trim with 1/4" tail and bend and twist toward center.

Row 7. Cut a piece of wire 15" long. Thread Assembly #5 and 6mm faceted beads in the following order, see figure 3. * Bottom of pin from 6th row, 1 - 6mm faceted bead, bottom of new Assembly #5 pin, 1 - 6mm faceted bead, repeat from * until you have added 15 safety pin assemblies onto the wire. Close by twisting the wires firmly thgether. Trim with 1/4" tail and bend and twist toward center.

Row 8. Cut a piece of wire 12" long. Add in the following order, see figure 3. * top of pin from Row 7, 2 - 10mm faceted beads, repeat from * until you have added 30 - 10mm faceted beads onto the wire. Close by twisting the wires firmly thgether. Trim with 1/4" tail and bend and twist toward center.

Beaded Snowman Pattern Figure 2 - Free Craft Pattern
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MAKING HAT AND ASSEMBLING SNOWMAN

Glue pom poms into place using E-6000. Use the 1/2" pom poms for eyes and mouth. Use the 1" pom poms on the bottom half of snowman as buttons. See picture if help needed with placement.

Cut a 2 1/2" section from each chenille stem. One of thee small pieces will be the snowman's pipe. Place 1 - 10mm faceted bead onto end of stem and position on head. Make a small hook in the end whish will attach to the head. Slip in and back out then twist together. Cut the second small piece of chenille stem in half for 2 hands and form by twisting onto one end of long piece of chenille. Add broom to one chenille stem. Fold in half and slip through at the side of the onowman on the bottom half of body. Bring back out and twist chenille together. Repeat for other side. To position arms and broom refer to main picture.

Glue hat onto Snowman's head. If you chose to make your own hat, cut about 1 1/2" off one end of the tissue roll and trim flat. From the sheet of cardboard cut a 2" circle for the top of the had and a 4" circle for the brim. Cover all pieces of cardboard with felt using white craft glue. Attach the crown of the hat to the brom and glue to Snowman with E-6000.

 
 
 
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