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Beaded Ornament

By: Karen Embry
Karen Embry
Karen Embry

Artist/designer Karen Embry believes "art feeds the heart & soul," and is well known for her sophisticated, yet whimsical artistic style. Karen is a colorist whose delightful images include pizzazz and personality which is reflected in her bold and captivating design collections. From the time she was a child, Karen always knew that her path in life would evolve into a joyful, creative way to express herself.

As owner of Karen Embry Designs, LLC, Karen focuses on creating new and trendy designs for licensing to manufacturers. The response to Karen's art has been phenomenal and her designs can be found worldwide on giftware, home decor and craft products, with many new products regularly released.

Karen is a native Floridian and attended the University of South Florida. She is a proud mother of two children, Davi and Kyle. She still resides in Florida with her husband Chuck and their two dogs, Jake and Ginger.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Gold, 5 oz.
Item #2771
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$7.49

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Peridot, 2 oz.
Item #2789
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Red, 2 oz.
Item #2792
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Grass Green, 2 oz.
Item #644
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Ochre, 2 oz.
Item #917
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Engine Red, 8 oz.
Item #994
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$6.39

Other Supplies
Antique hanging ornament
3/8” clear rhinestones (20)
½” head pins
Gold stretch metallic cording (12”) or coordinating ribbon of your choice
Gold rick-rack ribbon (about 12”)
Medium round brush
White craft glue
1 Push pin
Round red and green beads

Instructions

  1. Paint the top section of the ornament Grass Green, paint the center 3 rings and the bottom point Yellow Ochre. Paint the rounded ball section of the ornament Engine Red. Let dry and paint each section with a second coat of the listed color. Let dry.
  2. Paint over the Grass Green with the Peridot Extreme Glitter. Let dry, add second coat and let dry.
  3. Paint over the Yellow Ochre with Gold Extreme Glitter. Let dry, add second coat and let dry.
  4. Paint over the Engine Red with Red Extreme Glitter. Let dry, add second coat and let dry.
  5. Using the push pin, poke holes around the top section of the ornament, spacing them evenly.
  6. Thread one red bead on a head pin, dip the pointed tip of the head pin into glue and push the pin into one of the holes you made. Repeat this step until you put beads in all the holes.
  7. Glue rhinestones in areas between the beads and around the red portion of the ornament.
  8. Cut and glue the gold rick rack around the edges of the ornament.
  9. Thread the gold cording through the top of the ornament and tie the ends together.
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