Saturday, 8 November 2008

Angel Instructions

I have had a couple of requests for the instructions on how to make the beaded angel I posted the other day. I finally found the printed method I had originally based the angel design off, and thought better than to type up my own....I'm really bad at explanations, especially through typing.
It didn't scan very well, so I will just type it all up in more simple terms.

Kit Makes 1:

1. Fill 10* safety pins with beads.
2. Cut ~8cm of wire, thread all pins on going through the tail of each pin.
4. Twist the ends of the wire together tightly, forming a circle (waist) and trim excess wire.
5. Cut ~20cm of wire, thread the head of one pin through, then a 0.5cm wide bead.
6. Repeat step 5 for each pin, until they are all threaded onto the wire.
7.Twist the ends of the wire together tightly, forming a larger circle (skirt) and trim excess.
8. Cut ~12cm of wire, and fold in half forming a loop.
9. Thread on a 0.5cm wide bead and slide the ends of the loop up the skirt and bring it up through the waist and thread on another 0.5cm wide bead, and then a white larger bead.
10. Pull the two ends of wire apart, and mould it into a small circle (halo), then thread on small ~2mm beads and twist the ends of the wire together tightly, and trim excess wire.
11. Cut ~12cm of wire and wrap between the head and neck beads.
12. Thread on ~2mm beads on each piece of wire (arms) and wrap the ends of wire around the last bead, twist tightly and trim excess wire.
13. Cut ~20cm of wire and mould into a "figure-8" shape, with about 2-3 layers of wire, and wrap the end of the wire around the centre and twist between the head and neck beads, and trim excess wire (wings).

Yep, that's it. I hope that these instructions aren't too complicated. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me~~I am very happy to help! Email me at, or leave a comment on this post :)
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the instructions. I may try to make one this weekend with my girls.

fishlips said...

My Daughter and I did these pins...she gave them out last Christmas to her most favorite friends...made all the other a bit jealous though....

Thanks for the post almost forgot about them....