Traditions of decorating Christmas trees on the eve of the New Year andChristmas has been many hundreds of years. According to the legends of decorating Christmas trees for the holiday people began in the early 16th century. The first toys were edible - apples, wafers, various sweets, cookies and nuts. Later there were flowers made of paper. In the 18th century spruce branches were decorated with gilded cones, small fairies made of brass. Tin was made of tin, the wires twisted into spirals and flattened. For butterflies, stars and other ornaments, silver foil was used. The first glass toy appeared on the Christmas tree in the middle of the 19th century. One year in Europe it turned out to be lean, and there was nothing to decorate the Christmas tree. Then the glassblowers from the city of Laush created the first glass ball in history, which resembled a traditional ornament for a Christmas tree - an apple. In Russia, decorate the Christmas tree after the decree of Peter I in 1700. Now, Christmas trees and decorations are not uncommon. Bright and delicate, huge and very tiny, in the shops you can find toys and tinsel for every taste. In this case, it will be much more interesting to make a Christmas tree toy on your own. The beads are an excellent material for creating new and decorating ready-made Christmas decorations. Small multicolored beads of different colors and shapes perfectly suited for these purposes. There are many options for decorating beads for the Christmas tree, there are very complex, almost jeweler's, there are simple and light ones, these can be made together with the children, which will add to your favorite holiday even more warmth and fun. It was suggested that such a Christmas tree toy be made in the first master class. If the baby has already grown up and does not drag all the interesting things into the mouth, it can be attached to creating a cheerful Christmas tree decoration. It will take:
- Multi-colored beads of large size;
- The chenille wire (shaggy).
Four wires will be needed for each ball. It is necessary to twist them among themselves in the center, it is better to do it in pairs. It turned out only 8 rays, they are beaded strings. Tails left free. After all the rays are decoratedbeads, loose tails to twist and shape the hook, for which you can then hang the ball on the tree. Beaded low can be given a volume to make a ball or leave in the form of a colorful cane. Or do not fold and twist the tails, and slightlybend to fix the beads, then we get a bright snowflake. And you can make all the decorations. Such a wonderful Christmas tree toy will not only be a pretty touch on a festive Christmas tree. Work with pens and fingers will strengthen the small motor skills of the child, will contribute to the development of creative thinking and imagination of the baby. Several of the following ornaments are very simple to manufacture and suitable for beginners. It will take:
- Multicolored beads of different shapes and sizes;
- Multicolored glass beads of different shapes and sizes;
- Different in shape and size Swarovski crystals;
- Multicolored pearls of different sizes;
- Wireworm 0.3 mm;
- Line (thick and thin for braiding balls);
- Christmas balls for braiding.
The braid of Christmas-tree balls begins with the firstlayer, where alternate 1 blue and 3 blue beads. (for this master class, it is just such a bead, you can choose colors that you like). Stringed a certain number of beads circle closed. For the second circle, the line runs from the blue bead, string 3 blue, 1 blue and again 3 blue beads, let the line pass to the next blue bead of the first circle. And so on to the end. For each circle, the line must come out of the blue bead. In the third circle (the fishing line emerges from the blue bead of the second circle), thread 5 blue, 1 blue and again 5 blue beads on the fishing line, skip the line to the next blue bead of the second circle. In each cell, 11 beads are obtained. For the fourth round, 15 beads are needed. There are several such series, depending on the size of the selected ball. When they are enough, put the beadwork on the ball and begin to weave the rows to reduce. First a circle of 11 beads in a cell, then from 7, then from 3. At the end, pull the line. Cute beaded angels wove from the very bottom in the technique of parallel weaving. To cut a line of convenient size strung 10beads for the first row, move them along the center line, cross the tails of the line in the next row of 9 beads. Then string on 1 bead less in each subsequent row, alternate different beads, as shown in the diagram. When the triangular body ends with 1 bead on the tails of the line, thread 9 beads, then pass both ends of the wire into one large bead. For a large angel, the line is passed into a ring with rhinestones, for a small one in a Swarovski crystal. Then, for a big angel, thread 1 small bead and cross both tail of the line in a ring of 8 small beads. For a small angel, both ends of the line after the Swarovski crystal cross in a loop of 8 beads. For these eyebolts, angels can be hung on the Christmas tree. Christmas trees, like angels, are made in the technique of parallel weaving of fine wire. The first two rows of 3 beads each will beto serve as a foot of a herringbone. Then string 19 beads and cross them in both ponytails of the wire. The proposed scheme can be slightly changed, the upper rows are made wider, strung more or less crystals or beads of contrasting color. At the end make a loop, similar to the angels for fastening. The following Christmas decorations in the form of balls will require some skills in weaving, lots of patience and attention. However, looking at your creations, you will not regret your work for a minute. Such wonderful Christmas decorations will not only come at the time of celebrating the New Year. They will be a great gift, because in each such a colorful ball a piece of creative energy of the creator is preserved. It will take:
- Directly Christmas tree ball, which must be braided, 7 cm;
- Drop-like pendants made of glass;
- Pearls 4 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm;
- The glass beaker is 3 cm in length;
- Transparent and gold beads 10/0 and gold beads 12/0;
- Beads Twin;
- The line.
Stringing on a fishing line, alternating 12 beads 4 mm and12 beads of twins. Tie into the ringlet. Cut the line into the second hole of the Twin bead, dial 3 beads of transparent beads and again pass the line to the second hole of the next twin bead. So until the end of the circle. Skip the line in the first hole of the Twin bead. String 2 gold beads 12/0, 1 golden 10/0 and 2 gold 12/0, skip the line in the second Twin (in the first hole). So until the end of the circle. Cut the line into the gold bead 10/0, thread 3 gold beads 12/0, again skip the line in the gold bead 10/0. So flatter the whole circle. The line comes from the central transparent bead of the triple, which the second circle was about to gather. String 12 transparent beads and close in the ring with the central of the triple. To string a pearl 2 mm, let the line pass into 2 central ones from 12 beads, pass the fishing line in the opposite direction through the pearl and the central of the three beads of the second circle. Pass the line through the beads so that it emerges from the next middle of the three beads of the second circle. String 9 transparent beads, skip the line through the tenth and eleventh beads of the first loop, thread another 1 transparent bead, close in the ring and fasten the pearl. Weave a circle from the loops, for the last of them strung 1 bead, pass the line to the second and third beads of the first loop, thread 6 beads, skip the line in the tenth and eleventh beads of the previous loop, thread 1 bead, close the ring and string the pearl. Begin to weave a chain horizontally. Separately weave the chain: thread 1 bead of Twins, 6 transparent beads, 1 Twin and 1 bead 4 mm. Cut the line into the first twin beads in the opposite direction to the same hole. String 6 beads, skip the line in the second bead of Twin. Lesku pass into the second hole of the second Tween, thread 6 beads, 1 bead Twins and one bead. To pass a line in the opposite direction to the first bead of twins of this loop. String 2 beads, one twin bead, 2 beads, skip the line in the second bead tween of this loop. Twisting the chain, alternating four beads twins on the edge and four beads without Twins. It should be equal in length to the girth of the ball. Do not bind to a ringlet. The work should be postponed. Attach a new piece of fishing line for the two lower beads of any loop. On one pony thread four silver beads 10/0, on the second tail to thread 1 silver bead tween, 1 regular bead. Cross the two tails in two more beaded strings. Weave 6 such beads twins to place on one side. The last of these links to fix to the horizontal chain (it was done and postponed). One tails of a fishing line to fix. On the second string the bead 6 mm and pass the line through two beads at the end of the chain link. In the same way, attach beads to each link. Weave a similar workpiece, stepping back one loop from the first chain, but the Twin beads are placed on the other side of the links. The bottom of the chain is attached to the horizontal workpiece, having deviated from the previous 4 link. Cut the line into the bottom twin (right corner), which is located vertically. According to the picture, weave a net of gold beads. You need four blanks with grids. Between the blanks, dial and fasten the chain of beads and teardrop crystal. Point 13 in the diagram shows the connection of a horizontal chain with beads of Tween around the edges into a circle.