Beading / Jewelry

Jeweled Finial Chime

By  Carol Foldvary-Anderson 

size: varies

  • Jeweled Finial Chime

Materials

  • Wooden finial
  • Beaded trim
  • Crimp beads, three
  • Beading wire
  • Assorted beads
  • Eye hooks, one each: large, small
  • Tacks: decorative thumbtacks, one or two; copper flooring
  • Lion Brand Fun Fur Yarn
  • White ribbon, 1/8”-wide

Tools

  • Jewelry tools: wire cutters, crimping pliers
  • Small hammer
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Staple gun with staples
  • Drill with small bit
  • Acrylic paints: beige, warm white, pure white
  • Liquitex Gloss Medium

Basic Supplies

  • clear tape, scissors, sandpaper, damp cloth
  • 1. Remove screw from finial top. Drill hole in bottom of finial using small bit. Lightly sand surfaces; wipe clean with damp cloth. Let dry.
  • 2. Paint finial with straight line strokes of beige, warm white, and white; let dry. Seal with gloss medium.
  • 3. Measure around finial; cut length of beaded trim to fit. Tape both ends to prevent fraying. Secure end of trim to finial using staple gun. Wrap trim tautly around finial back to starting point. Overlap ends 1/8"; secure with large decorative thumbtack using hammer. Hammer copper tacks through center of trim, spacing evenly around finial.
  • 4. Screw large eye hook into top hole of finial and small hook into bottom. Measure and cut desired length of beading wire. Thread wire through crimp bead, eye hook, and back through crimp bead; crimp to secure 1/8" from eye hook. String chosen beads onto wire. Thread wire end through two crimp beads and back; crimp to secure. Trim away excess wire.
  • 5. Cut equal lengths of ribbon and yarn for hanging. Thread both through large eye hook at finial top; knot together to hang. Suspend additional bead components from beaded trim.
  • Tip
  • 1. Unpainted wooden finials come in all shapes and sizes, each beautiful in its own way. The square shape of the chosen finial resulted in easy application of beaded trim.