Someone pointed out to me that not everywhere in the world is cold at Christmas, so Santa uses a wide range of transport, not just sleds. Of course, it seems obvious now that Santa has his own Hot Air Balloon – why didn’t I think of that!
Santa is a clever fellow and his balloon can use any round 6cm or 2.25 inch ornament to fly. Choose a pretty ornament or use the cover to decorate a plain ornament as we have, which are available here: 6cm/2.25 inch Baubles
In this pattern we give full detailed photographic and graphic instructions, and there are 90 detailed steps, making this pattern even suitable for beginners to beading.
This bead pattern is made using Japanese Miyuki size 11 Delica. Round Peyote stitch is used but full detailed instructions are given, and no previous knowledge of the stitch is required. Please note the pattern may not work with any other size and type of beads.
There are 11 delica colours in total and the finished beadwork is approximately 6 cm (w) x 11 cm (h).
32 X 3mm Crystal AB fire polished beads are required, along a small amount of Polyester Wadding
The bead pattern supplied is 39 pages and includes 90 step by step photo and graphic instructions. A word chart is also included.
Component Pack available at: https://www.threadabead.com/5915/2/Santa-in-his-Hot-Air-Balloon-Ornament-Component-Pack