Sugar Crystal Layer Cake Beaded Ornament Cover PDF


This is a level 2 (Intermediate) bead stitching tutorial.
It assumes you have all of these skills:
· How to thread a needle.
· How to finish off thread using a half-hitch knot.
· How to add more thread.

This ornament design is very intricate with multiple, layers. Previous experience with beaded ornament covers is recommended.

The listing photo shows an example of the ornament cover you can make using the tutorial. No materials are included. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open and view the file. You will need a printer to print the file.

Supplies Needed to complete the pattern:

2 ½” Christmas Ornament. (This is the most common size sold in stores)
12 grams 11⁰ Seed Beads (8 grams one color, 4 grams another color)
4 grams 11⁰ Demi Beads
4 grams 8⁰ Demi Beads
64 pieces 3mm Crystal Bi-Cone (40pc one color, 24pc another color)
72 pieces 4mm Crystal Bi-Cone (24pc each of three colors)
16 pieces 6mm Crystal Bi-Cone
24 pieces 4mm x 6mm Czech Teardrop Beads

Beading Thread of Choice (The sample was made with One-G.)
Beading Needle of Choice (The sample was made using a Big-Eye Needle.)

Note: This file and its contents are copyrighted by Richard Swanborg and are offered for sale for your personal use only. This tutorial may not be copied, transmitted or taught without the express, written permission of the designer. Feel free to sell your finished hand-made ornament covers. Should you decide to sell your creations, please give design credit to Richard Swanborg.



This pattern is offered for sale as just a pattern without supplies.  Due to extreme supply chain uncertainly, during the pandemic we are not offering a al carte purchases of beads and supplies.  Please do not purchase this pattern unless you already have the beads and supplies in your stash to make it or have other channels through which to acquire your parts.