Beading / Jewelry

Beautiful Beaded Bud Vase

By  Jennifer & Kitty O’Neil 

size: 5" tall

  • Beautiful Beaded Bud Vase
  • Closeup View

Materials

  • Glass vase with lip, 5” tall
  • Copper wire, 16-gauge: 24” length; 28” length; 26-gauge: 10” length; 6” lengths, two
  • Beads: turquoise E, 56; lime green glass, 6mm, 35; turquoise top-drilled glass, 8mm, 13
  • White shirt button

Tools

  • Wire cutters
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Clear Liquid Nails Adhesive
  • 1. Start at one end of the 24" wire length and wrap the wire once around the neck of the vase. Then twist a loop in the wire. Continue wrapping to the other side of the vase and twist another loop. Then finish wrapping the wire around the neck. Twist the ends of the wire together tightly to secure. Trim the ends with the wire snips.
  • 2. To make the hanger, gently curve the 28" wire length into a U-shape. Feed the wire ends down through the two loops on the neck of the vase. Curve the ends into spirals using the round-nose pliers.
  • 3. Using the 10" wire length, string one turquoise top-drilled bead followed by three lime beads, repeating the pattern to create a necklace that fits around the neck of the vase. Wrap the necklace around the neck of the vase beneath the copper wire. Twist the ends together to secure and trim with the wire snips.
  • 4. Hold the two 6" lengths of 26-gauge wire together and bend into a hairpin U-shape. Feed the ends all the way through two buttonholes of the shirt button.
  • 5. To create a beaded "tassel", string 14 turquoise E beads onto one wire coming out of the button and finish by feeding the wire end through two lime beads and a turquoise, top-drilled bead. Twist the wire end around the top of the turquoise bead. Repeat to create four dangles. Glue the flat side of the wired button to the bottom of the vase.
  • Tip
  • 1. Craft stores carry small vases in all shapes and styles, often for as little as a dollar. It doesn't matter what shape vase you choose as long as it has a lip to keep the wire from slipping off the neck. (Your wire measurements and bead counts may vary due to the size and shape of your vase.)