I continue to have a great passion for the amazing blown glass that is made in the Czech Republic today – as it has been for many decades! I love the endless creative options offered by a wide variety of beads and bead combinations. And more than anything, I love combining beautiful beads to make incredible, heirloom Christmas Ornaments.
I have been working to add blown glass bead patterns to this site. However, I have been somewhat limited in the patterns that I can offer to you based on the the beads that are easily available for online purchase. Recently, I was told by 32 Degrees North that they will begin carrying a 1 3/4 inch, quilted drop bead in the USA. Inspired by this new bead, and my collection of old European glass ornaments, I went about creating a new pattern.
So, please let me teach you how to make glass christmas ornaments!
My new pattern is for a closed wing moth or butterfly. The pattern is a bit easier than some of the other patterns that I have posted in the past. So this is a great pattern if you are just beginning to learn how to make glass Christmas ornaments. I have carefully selected the beads in this design, such that all beads are available in the US at the time of the posting of this article. Unfortunately, I can not make the same promise for other countries.
The full pattern is available on my Craftsy Store for purchase. I hope you are as inspired as I am by this wonderful new ornament design. One of the great features of this design is that you do not have to limit it to the Christmas tree. It could also find a wonderful home on a house plant.
An example page from the PDF pattern for this glass Christmas ornament is shown below:
For my other posts on how to make glass Christmas ornaments, please visit the following links:
- Glass airplane ornament
- 2 dimensional glass star (free)
- 3 dimensional bohemian glass star
- Glass butterfly ornament or clip (free)