Closed Wing Moth – How to Make Glass Christmas Ornaments


Hello everyone,

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:

Happy crafting,


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