Fa La La La La, it’s almost Christmas time. And the Pintester has issued another challenge to the blogging world. Create a Christmas Ornament from a Pinterest Tutorial.
I recently ordered some lavender multi-colored pearls for new chain maille creations. When I saw this tutorial on Caged Beads, I thought this would make a great hanging ornament with purple pearls.
This seems simple enough. First I gathered my supplies. Aluminum rings, purple pearls and some silver wire.
Let’s build a cage.
I have to say this part is difficult. Many creative expletives were uttered during the creation of this cage. Mostly because the pearls slipped out and then the cage collapsed while I was adding rings onto the cage framework. And if you don’t connect the rings exactly as shown, you end up with a clump of metal strung together instead of a nice cage about 3 levels in.
I added the purple drop to make it a bit more ornamenty. This looks best with longer chains. The short one is rather stubby.