Ornament #21 – Beaded Icicles {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

30 Days Christmas OrnamentsOrnament #21 – Beaded Icicles0135226adf4786f515afc85ecd6246b4916e701a37

The last stage of tree decorating when I was a kid involved tossing handfuls of silvery tinsel onto the tree.  I think this was my favorite part.  As the tinsel hit the white twinkle lights, the tree appeared to sparkle; it’s what gave Christmas that magical quality for me.

When I saw these beaded icicles on Pinterest, I imagined a whole tree covered in them with white light bouncing off the glittery beads and instantly I remembered decorating our tree as a kid.

011ee2850f9f7c50b8a25c32d7e9732fbd948cbde9These were very easy to make.  I had spare wire, but I’m not sure about the guage.  It was thin enough to bend around a metal pipe to make the corkscrew shape, but thick enough that it needed to be cut with wire cutters.  The beads I used ranged in size from 3/8″ down to seed beads.  I made a multi-colored strand and then shifted to single color strands.  I strung them on the straight wire then coiled it after it was complete.  I tried stringing the beads after the wire was coiled but they wouldn’t cooperate.

Here are some closeups.


Item #43 – Photo-a-day using the Collect App

I take photos exclusively with my iPhone.  It’s the only camera I have and I’m very satisfied with how the pictures turn out.  I use an App called Collect that prompts you to take a photo everyday.  I’ve used it pretty consistently for about 3 months, but I want to capture a full year of photos.

Question of the Day:  Have you ever had your picture taken with Santa?




Remember to enter the giveaway – here’s how:

1)  Leave a comment on each day’s post by answering my “Question of the Day”.  The “Question of the Day” will be right above my closing.
It looks like this :: Grace

2)  Over the course of this blog series, you can enter a maximum of 30 times.

There will be Mini Give-aways on the 22nd and 29th days of November.

  • The winner of each mini give-away will get to choose an ornament from the previous week.  For instance, the winner on the 22nd will pick from Ornaments 15-21, the winner on the 29th will pick from Ornaments 22-28, etc..
  • The Mini Give-away winners are still eligible for the Grand Give-away on December 1st.

On December 1, 2014, I will have a random drawing for one (1) lucky winner.  I will contact the winner for their mailing details and will mail to anywhere in the world.

Links to {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}
Ornament #1
Ornament #2
Ornament #3
Ornament #4
Ornament #5
Ornament #6
Ornament #7
Ornament #8
Ornament #9
Ornament #10
Ornament #11
Ornament #12
Ornament #13
Ornament #14
Ornament #15
Ornament #16
Ornament #17
Ornament #18
Ornament #19
Ornament #20


Wanna take a wild guess at who gets photographed the most in this house???


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8 Responses to Ornament #21 – Beaded Icicles {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

  1. Ed Lawson says:

    No to the picture. When we were kids the tinsel was draped on each branch and was very delicate, easily torn. The was before the mini lights and before the day when the string stayed lit if a bulb burnt out. It was also before a lot of plastic ornaments.

  2. Alan says:

    Not in a really long time…

  3. Michelle says:

    NOPE not even once. My parents weren’t big on the Santa story so I never really believed in him.

  4. Cathy Powell says:

    Years and years and years ago.

  5. Kathy Ryan says:

    As a child…

  6. Pam Robertson says:

    There’s Santa – I know him! Of course :o)

  7. karijo68 says:

    Too many to count! I am surprised to see how many haven’t had their picture taken with Mr. Clause…well it’s never too late!

  8. Neil says:

    When I was younger.

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