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Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Christmas decoration made from PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads

Preciosa Ornela wish you happy holidays and many creative ideas when working with all types of Czech beads and seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand.

 

Materials and Tools:

PRECIOSA Rocailles (R10

331 29 001; 10/0; 57060 (1146 pcs)

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PRECIOSA Rocailles (R8)
331 29 001; 8/0; 57060 (504 pcs)

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PRECIOSA Rocailles (R6)
331 19 001; 6/0; 16110 or 17110 (45 pcs)

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PRECIOSA Rocailles (R1)

331 19 001; 1/0; 16110 or 17110 (15 pcs)

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Mix of MC Beads

451 19 602; 4, 6 a 8 mm; 00030 AB

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Mix of Imitation Pearls

131 19 001; 4, 6 a 8 mm; 02010/70402

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Gold wire (0. – 0.5 mm); Head pin (16, 14, 12 mm) 5 mm rings;
Sturdy flexible wire (0.9 mm, 3 x 20 cm); Stem - Brass or Tombac alloy

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Notions for decoration - White ribbon (4 mm wide); Gold thread;

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Flat-nosed pliers
(to tighten wires, close rings); Jewelry cutting pliers – small and large (hard wire); Narrow flat-nosed pliers; Glue for non-porous material

 

Directions:

 

The tree has ten levels, stands on three legs and is finished off with a glued tree-top.

Making the Tree (Levels 1 is Top Level)

Levels 1 & 2

These two levels are made with six loops made of 6x R, that are interconnected (Level 1 R10 and Level 2 R8),
(fig. no. 1).

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Levels 3 & 4

Sew the base just like Level 2 with R8. Then add another six loops made with R10 (Level 3 - 8 pcs and Level 4 – 12 pcs ), (fig. no. 2).

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Levels 5 & 6

Use the same steps as Level 3 and 4, and again add an additionalsix loops, each made of 4x R8. Add new loops to the tops of the existing
loops with R10 (Level 5 - 10 pcs, Level 6 - 14 pcs), (fig. no. 3).

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Levels 7 & 8

Use the entire Level 5 as a base. Add new loops to the tops of the existing loops with R10 (Level 7 - 14 pcs, Level 8 - 18 pcs), (fig. no. 4).

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Level 9 & 10

Use the entire Level 7 as a base. Add new loops to the tops of the existing
loops with R10 (Level 9 - 18 pcs, Level 10 - 22 pcs), (fig. no. 5).

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Finish off the loose wire ends by twisting them together or by winding two wires (fig. no. 6).

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Decorating the Tree

Put 6x 4 mm, 12x 6 mm a 15x 8 mm beads on head pins.

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Attach them to the Levels using rings:

On Level 1 and 2 attach 4 mm beads on every other loop;

On Levels 3 through 6 attach 6 mm beads on every other loop; and

On Levels 7 through 9 attach 9 mm beads on every other loop.

On Level 10 add 8 mm beads on each loop.

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Tie a bow on one of the empty loops on Levels 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

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Putting it all Together

1. You will need three wires that are 0.90 mm in thickness and approximately 20 cm long.

2. Measure 5 cm from each end (all six ends) and bend to nearly 90 degrees.

3. Thread R6 and make an eyelet on each of the six ends.

4. Put wires together and thread 6x R1 on these "trunk" wires.

5. Then switch levels and thread 1x R10.

6. You will not add R1 on Level 1 – instead create the treetop: First, on top of the last R1, cut off
two wires using large cutting pliers. Tie two rings on the wire using 6x R8 and 6x R10.

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Add 1x R8 onto the top. Take off the treetop, both rings, the two top
levels, and 2x R1.

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7. Brush glue onto the wires and set them back into place.

8. Once the glue is dry, decorate the tree with gold thread.

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Autor: Helena Chmelíková                 


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