Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Little Angels

These are so sweet, and so easy. I sent some out to friends for Christmas, so I decided to wait until now to share the idea - I didn't want to spoil the surprise.

Originally, I saw the idea at Heavenly Homemakers, and I just fell in love with it! Laura shows them as a sweet Christmas Ornament, but I know a lot of people who like to keep some angels around all year.

I think they are really cute just like Laura made them, but I had these beads with little faces on them...and these beads I could use for halos, so my angels are a little different. Just like Laura (if you are confused, yes, my name is Laura, and so is hers - I'm not really talking about myself!), I got the butterfly paperclips at WalMart. I only had four of the little beads with faces, so I have four more butterfly paperclips to create with at another time.

All you need are some butterfly paperclips, beads and ribbon. I'm a 'use what you have on hand' girl, so all I had to get were paperclips.


It is a fairly simple assembly - loop the ribbon onto the paperclip and pull it snug.



After that, I put a 'neck' (spacer) bead, one of the little faces, and a 'halo' bead. I tried several - some didn't really 'work' for me, but they are kinda cute!

I loved how the bottom bead on this one makes a lacy little collar, but it wouldn't stay seated properly, and kept shifting until the angel looked bent. I had to go with something else.

The spacer bead on this one worked out best for a neck. The top bead, however, looks more like a hat than a halo!

Speaking of halos - this one is just too big! (kind of cute, though)

I really like this one. The top bead is a cute halo. I have a lot of beads, but I only had one like that, so I used something slightly different for the other three.

There! Cute cute!

I wish I had more of those cute little heads. I don't even know where to get them - they came in a shoebox full of beads my parents snagged at a yard sale - probably ten or more years ago. I'll just have to be happy with my little angels and leave it at that. Or...maybe I could paint faces on some beads?


Anonymous said...

How cute!!! I love them!

Scottish Witch said...

My they are cute! I love the head beads, very vintage looking.

My daughter will love to do this one.

Laurie said...

How simple, but absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

I love, love, love it! And, just for the record ~ *you* are an angel.

Love, hugs and prayers...as always.


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