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Monday, October 25, 2010

CRAFTS WITH ANASTASIA--BEADED REINDEER ORNAMENT



This cute reindeer ornament is stitched on cross stitch fabric but with seed beads instead of embroidery floss.

Materials:
6” x 6” 14-ct. white Aida cloth
lt. gold, dk. gold, red and green seed beads
beading needle
white sewing thread

Directions:
The beads are stitched onto the fabric with a half-cross stitch. Work across each row using the color bead indicated in the chart. Use lt. gold for the reindeer; dk. gold for the antlers; red for the mouth, nose, and holly berry; and green for the holly, collar, and eye.



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3 comments:

Kathy said...

I love beading on aida cloth and have a drawer full of Mill Hill beads. The reindeer makes a cute ornament and should work up quickly.

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

I love Mill Hill beads, Kathy! So many colors and styles to choose from.

Pam said...

So cute. I'll definitely try this one.