The Christmas preparations continue here as I sew my evenings away, creating beaded EPP ornaments to hang on the tree. Inspired by the more ornate ornaments of Victoriana I have been playing with more ornate fabrics than usual, often opting for those with metallic highlights and ornate festive prints.

Beaded EPP Ornament | Mud, Pies and Pins

The idea and pattern for one ornament leads to the next and I find myself with a head full of ideas I would like to try. As luck would have it my husband has figured out how to laser cut my papers for me so he’s keeping me supplied with papers as fast as I can come up with new designs and ideas.

For the most part these beaded EPP ornaments are simply variations on a theme. By changing the size of the pieces I have found that I can alter the shape and look of an ornament quite substantially.

Beaded EPP Ornament | Mud, Pies and Pins

Fun festive fabrics give them a modern festive appearance. I fussy cut santas for one of my ornaments and love how the end result is almost like a little santa carousel.

Beaded EPP Ornament | Mud, Pies and Pins

I’m been making tassles with metallic embroidery threads and digging through my little supply of larger beads to add some fun finsihes.

I have found that using more ornate fabrics and adding extra beading really gives them the ornate look I was aiming for when I first designed them.

Beaded EPP Ornament | Mud, Pies and Pins

Each ornament is unique and different and I can see a lot more in my future. I am totally addicted to making them at the moment and I really love experimenting with new ways of embellishing them. My biggest problem now is making sure I have enough beads to keep me going!

Beaded EPP Ornament | Mud, Pies and Pins

If you would like to try your hand at making your own beaded EPP ornaments then you can find the pattern over in my payhip store. I hope you will give them a try and that you enjoy them as much as I do.

Beaded EPP Ornaments | Mud, Pies and Pins

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