Friday, December 7, 2012

Paper Clip Angels - my way

Simple, inexpensive, cute, angel ornaments are perfect for small gifts, tree decorations or even holiday jewelry. I saw this idea on pinterest and then googled it too. And there are many listings on how to make these cuties, but here's my take on it.

First you need to know that these paper clips are called ideal clamps and aren't as easy to find as you may think. Try an office supply store.

The beads are 12mm pearl beads. Again, these weren't available everywhere. Finally found them at my favorite fabric store, but couldn't find them at a craft store.

The ribbon is 1/8" wide ribbon and fortunately easy to find.

1. Use a small nail to make sure the bead hole is open.

2. Fold ribbon in half. Then fold cut ends around loop of floss threader. Place bead on floss threader.
3. Pull bead over threader onto ribbon.

4. With bead on ribbon, place ribbon through paper clip as shown.

5. Place loop of ribbon over bead.

6. Pull tight.

7. Make a knot above the bead and at the ends of the ribbon.
8. Congratulations you have a beautiful angel ornament.

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