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Make a Beaded Christmas Tree to Celebrate the Holiday Season!

  As 2021 comes to a close, I think we can all agree it wasn't quite what we expected. Nevertheless, we persisted, we kept pivoting, and I am so very grateful for each and every one of my beady friends who helped me get through the year with inspiration, community, and lots of fun.  I finally, after much prodding and encouragement, tackled a project that has been on my list for years. Lesson learned, it was so much fun, much easier than anticipated, and a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit!  There are so many variations to make, but here are the basic instructions for making a Beaded Christmas Tree.  Materials: Spin-N-Bead 14 Gauge Artistic Wire 24 Gauge Artistic Wire 30 Gauge Artistic Wire Jump Rings Nylon Jaw Pliers Artistic Wire Wire Straightener Flush Cutters Stepped Bail Making Pliers Floral Tape Size 11 seed beads Jingle Bells, drops and Christmas Tree Light beads from Jesse James Beads Step 1 Use the Spin-N-Bead to string up several feet of seed beads onto the 24 g