You will need:
1 Santa face cabochon
2g Size 11 seed beads, red
5g Size 11 seed beads, cream
2g Size 11 seed beads, gold
3 ½ x 3” Piece of Lacy’s Stiff Stuff or similar
Small piece of white felt
3 ½ x 3” Piece of stiff card
3 ½ x 3” Piece of Ultrasuede or similar
8” Piece of red satin ribbon or similar
You will also need a beading needle, glue and a pair of scissors,
Trace out the outline of the ornament onto the stiff stuff.
Glue the face cabochon into place and set aside to dry.
Trace out the fur shapes onto white felt. Cut out 2 pieces of each shape plus an extra piece of just the right side of the collar fur as shown.
Glue the first layer of felt pieces down onto the backing, trying to avoid the edges. Put the other felt pieces to one side for later.
Fill in the red areas of Santa’s suit and hat with red seed beads.
Glue the remaining pieces of felt on top of the first layer, putting the extra piece on last. Stitch down the edges of the felt that aren’t next to the beads with tiny stitches so that they aren’t noticeable.
Fill in the background with the cream beads.
Trim the backing close to the edge of the beadwork and make sure all the threads are secure.
Place the beadwork onto the card and draw around it. Cut out the shape 1-2mm inside the line.
Glue the card to the back of the beadwork and leave to dry.
Cover the back of the card with glue, taking care not to get any on the edges of the backing, and stick it onto the ultrasuede. Trim the edges close to the beadwork.
Finish off the edge by brick stitching the gold beads all the way around the oval.
Add a small loop of gold seed beads to the top centre of the oval and finish off the thread.
Tie the red ribbon through the loop of beads.
If you do make this for your tree please post a photo of it to my Facebook page so that I can see.