Tin Soldier Christmas Decoration: Project Instructions

Tin Soldier Christmas Decoration: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 11th Oct 2019

Handmade from glass beads, crystal, metal beads and findings, this tin soldier is a perfect decoration for the Christmas tree. Follow our free beading instructions to make your own Christmas ornament, or as a decoration to hang in the window.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 4 x 50mm black headpins (arms and legs)
  • 4 x 6mm black rondelle glass crystal beads (hands and feet)
  • 6 x 4mm red cube glass beads (arms)
  • 2 x black filigree bead caps (shoulders)
  • 2 x 6mm black cube glass beads (boots)
  • 2 x 13x6mm red glass beads (legs)
  • 1 x 70mm gold pin (body)
  • 1 x black 6mm strong jump ring
  • 1 x extra large square bead cap (skirt)
  • 1 x 8mm blue glass crystal cube bead (stomach)
  • 1 x extra large flat spacer (belt)
  • 1 x 12mm blue/silver rondelle glass crystal bead (chest)
  • 1 x 3 strand thin spacer bar
  • 1 x 12mm ivory glass pearl bead (head)
  • 1 x 10mm black rondelle glass crystal bead (hat)
  • 1 x 10mm black diamante rondelle spacer (hatband)
  • 1 x 4mm black cube glass bead (hat)
  • 1 x 50mm black eye pin

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Wire Cutters
  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • Crimping Pliers

INSTRUCTIONS

TO MAKE THE ARMS

Pick up one of your head pins and thread onto it:

  • a black 6mm rondelle glass crystal bead
  • 3 x 4mm red glass cube beads
  • a black filigree bead cap “cupping” the last red cube.

Leaving an 8mm gap at the top, cut off and turn a loop, then make the second arm.

TO MAKE THE LEGS

Pick up a head pin and thread onto it:

  • a 6mm black rondelle crystal bead
  • a 6mm black cube bead
  • a 13 x 6mm red rectangle glass bead.

Leaving an 8mm gap at the top, cut off and turn a loop. Repeat for the other leg.

TO MAKE THE BODY

Make a loop in the long gold pin, then connect the two legs to said loop with a 6mm strong jump ring. Thread on the extra large bead cap (open end facing down towards the legs) then thread on:

  • 8mm blue crystal cube
  • large flat spacer
  • 12mm silver blue crystal rondelle
  • 3 strand spacer bar (through centre hole)
  • 12mm ivory glass pearl
  • 12mm black diamante rondelle spacer
  • 10mm black crystal glass rondelle
  • 4mm black cube bead

Leaving an 8mm gap at the top, cut off and turn a loop.

Attach the arms by opening the loops at the top of each and attaching to the end holes on the spacer bars.

Using the 50mm eyepin, fashion a large s hook for hanging your tin soldier.

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