Christmas Decoration Supplies

Here you will find all the supplies you will need to make your own Christmas decorations like those in the photo. All items have been carefully chosen to help you find the best supplies. I have either used these products myself or carefully gone through the many customer reviews to find those most suitable for the task.

The quick links below will let you jump to the products you are most interested in. At the end of the page you will find related products that may be of use for this particular craft.

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Materials and Equipment Quick Links



Round Nose Pliers


Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers



These small pliers are great for little jobs like making these wire Christmas decorations.

The beadsmith range of pliers are great for intricate work and I own several different types that have lasted a long time.

The pliers are 4.5 inches long. 

Sturdy box joint construction with leaf spring.

The nose is smooth so won't mark your wire.

This pair is quite small so not suitable for heavy duty work or large gauge wires.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too including jewelry making with wire.


Beadalon Slim Round Nose Pliers for Jewelry Making



These small pliers are great for little jobs like making these wire Christmas decorations.

I also like the Beadalon range and use these slim round nose pliers quite often.

The handles are longer than the Beadsmith ones above and the soft grip makes them comfortable to use for long periods. 

The pliers are 5.75 Inch (14.6 cm)long.

Sturdy box joint construction.

The nose is smooth so won't mark your wire.

This pair is quite small so not suitable for heavy duty work or large gauge wires.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too including jewelry making with wire.


Tronex Model 531 Round Nose Pliers - Standard Handles



These small pliers also seem great for little jobs like making these wire Christmas decorations.

I have not used these but they have some great reviews. I will definitely try these if I needed to replace any of my round nose pliers.

The handles have a soft rubber grip that makes them comfortable to use for long periods. 

It doesn't give the overall length of the pliers but the handles are 3 and half inches long.

Leaf springs, strong joint with unique tronex bearing ring design.

The nose is smooth so won't mark your wire.

This pair is quite small so not suitable for heavy duty work or large gauge wires.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too including jewelry making with wire.


Knipex 2202160 Round Nose Pliers with Comfort Grip, 6.25 Inch



If you are looking for something that will do heavy duty work as well as the occasional fine work then these pliers may be a better choice.

I have not used these but they have some great reviews. I will definitely try these if I needed to replace any of my heavy duty round nose pliers.

The handles have a comfort grip that makes them comfortable to use for long periods. 

The pliers are 6.2 inches long

High-grade special tool steel, forged, oil-hardened design.

The nose is smooth so won't mark your wire.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too including jewelry making with wire.


Flat Nose Pliers


Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Flat Nose



These small pliers are great for little jobs like making these wire Christmas decorations.

The beadsmith range of pliers are great for intricate work and I own several different types that have lasted a long time.

The pliers are 4.5 inches long. 

Sturdy box joint construction with leaf spring.

The nose is smooth so won't mark your wire.

This pair is quite small so not suitable for heavy duty work or large gauge wires.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too including jewelry making with wire.


Beadalon Slim Chain Nose Pliers for Jewelry Making



These small flat nose pliers are great for little jobs like making these wire Christmas decorations.

I also like the Beadalon range and use these slim round nose pliers quite often.

The handles are longer than the Beadsmith ones above and the soft grip makes them comfortable to use for long periods. 

The pliers are 5.75 Inch (14.6 cm)long.

Sturdy box joint construction.

The nose is smooth so won't mark your wire.

This pair is quite small so not suitable for heavy duty work or large gauge wires.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too including jewelry making with wire.


Tronex Model 513 Chain Nose Pliers, Short, Smooth Jaw - Standard Handles



These small pliers also seem great for little jobs like making these wire Christmas decorations.

I have not used these but they have some great reviews. I will definitely try these if I needed to replace any of my flat nose pliers.

The handles have a soft rubber grip that makes them comfortable to use for long periods. 

The short, smooth jaw allows for firm gripping and amazing control.

These pliers feature a short, strong nose with induction hardened tips for additional strength.

The nose is smooth so won't mark your wire.

This pair is quite small so not suitable for heavy duty work or large gauge wires.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too including jewelry making with wire.


Knipex 8-Inch Long Nose Pliers with Cutter - Comfort Grip



If you are looking for something that will do heavy duty work as well as the occasional fine work then these pliers may be a better choice.

I have not used these but Knipex have some great reviews. I will definitely try these if I needed to replace any of my heavy duty flat nose pliers.

The handles have a comfort grip that makes them comfortable to use for long periods. 

The pliers are 8 inches long

High-grade special tool steel, forged, oil-hardened design.

Also have a built in wire cutter so separate tool is not needed.

The nose is serrated so it may mark your wire, you can get round this by putting a cloth or tape between the pliers and the wire.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too including jewelry making with wire.


Wire Cutters


You don't need special wire cutters for this craft, general household wire cutters will do the job. If you don't have any at all then the following suggestions may help you decide on which ones to buy.

Stanley 84-105 6-Inch Diagonal Cutting Plier



These small wire cutters are great for little jobs like making these wire Christmas decorations.

Stanley are well known for their quality tools and these general purpose wire cutters will be great for making these Christmas decorations.

6-inch diagonal pliers with long-tempered jaws for hard-to-reach areas.

Forged-steel construction for durability. 

Rust-resistant finish for greater protection; double-dipped handle for extra comfort.

Hardened cutting edges and chrome-nickel steel for extra-tough cutting edge. 

They can be used for lots of other crafts too including jewelry making with wire.


Xuron 410 Micro-Shear Flush Cutter



These small wire cutters are great for little jobs like making these wire Christmas decorations.

I use flush cutters if I want a nice straight cut on the wire. They give the work a more professional finish than general purpose wire cutters. Very useful if you intend to do a lot of wire work.

Will cut up to 18 gauge wire as well as tiger tail. Not suitable for memory wire.

6-inch diagonal pliers with long-tempered jaws for hard-to-reach areas.

Lap joint construction.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too including jewelry making with wire.


Pliers and Wire Cutter Sets


Beadsmith 3Piece Color I.D. Plier Set for Beading & Jewelry



Beadsmith do a set of round nose pliers, longnose pliers and side cutters.

These are fine for light duty work like these Christmas decorations.

They are all 5.5 inches long.

Different color handles to make it easy to find the right tool.

Not suitable for heavy duty work or memory wire.


This Crafting Kit Has It All - 5 Jewelry Pliers



If you plan on doing more wire work or jewelry making then this set is a great buy.

Set includes - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, cut nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and flat bent nose pliers, 2 tweezers, a caliper, an awl, a beadscoop and 2 needles.

They come in a leatherette case for storage.

The handles have a nice soft grip that make them comfortable to hold.

They have many use including beading, making jewelry, wire Crafting and great around the house too.


Beading Wire


Artistic Wire 18-Gauge Non-Tarnish Brass Wire, 4-Yards



If you are looking for just enough wire to make these Christmas decorations then this pack should be plenty.

I tend to purchase wire in bulk and have not tried this single pack but it has some good reviews.

For this project you need 1mm wire or 18 gauge and 18" lengths for each decoration. This pack is 4 yards long so you will be able to make lots of decorations.

The Beadalon Artistic range comes in a variety of colors and gauges to suit your needs.

Thick gold wire with copper core, great for wire wrapping.

The wire has an exclusive enamel coating that is available with a glossy metallic finish, or in a matte finish.

The coating is engineered to resist tarnishing, chipping, and peeling and to stand up to coiling, spiral making, twisting, wrapping, and other wire working techniques.


Beadsmith Gold Plated Craft Wire 18 Gauge 1.0 Dia 4 Meters



If you are looking for just enough wire to make these Christmas decorations then this pack should be plenty.

I tend to purchase wire in bulk and have not tried this single pack but it has some good reviews.

For this project you need 1mm wire or 18 gauge and 18" lengths for each decoration. This pack is 4 meters long so you will be able to make lots of decorations.

Thick gold wire with copper core, great for wire wrapping.

Not too soft so your tools shouldn't mark it when gripping the wire to create the spirals.


Glass Beads


The Beading Emporium Swirled Oval Lampwork Art Glass Focal Bead Mix w/ Gold Stone Accent



This set of roughly 12 beads will give you a nice selection of large beads to choose from.

The beads measure approx 20 x 15mm and the holes are big enough to thread onto the wire in this project.

A random mix of exquisite handmade oval clear glass swirl lampwork beads with Goldstone Accents

You will get a mixture of different types of beads and may or may not getting matching beads.

A great buy if you are making anything where it doesn't matter if the beads are all the same.

The gold tone accents will look great in your Christmas decorations.

This set is great for starting out with wire wrapping.


BEAD CONCEPTS™ ½lb Mix Czech Glass Beads in Assorted Sizes



This is a huge set if you want plenty of choice and a wide variety of beads.

The beads measure anywhere between 6 - 12mm, the holes in some should be big enough to the thread the onto the wire in this project, if not you can use a thinner wire for the central bead.

A random selection of glass beads including Czech Glass Beads, Fire Polished Beads, Pressed Glass Beads, Seed Beads, Czech Glass Pearls, Linked Rosary Beads, and Lampwork Beads.

Different colors schemes to choose from.

A great buy if you are making anything where it doesn't matter if the beads are all the same.

This set is great for for bulking out your bead supplies.


Beads Direct USA's Small Round Glass Pearls 6mm Beads Mix, 200pcs - Fire Mix



This is a huge set if you want plenty of choice and a wide variety of beads.

The beads measure approx 6mm, the holes in some should be big enough to the thread onto the wire in this project.

I have not purchased this particular set but other 6mm beads from Beads Direct have large enough holes for 18 gauge wire.

If you would prefer smaller beads they also come in 4mm sizes.

There's a wide variety of colors to choose from though this fire mix would be great for Xmas decorations.

This set is great for for bulking out your bead supplies.


Wooden Dowel


You probably have something suitable in the home for this, I use an old broom handle. If you are thinking of doing lots of wire work or jewelry making then a mandrel becomes a handy tool.

Wooden Bracelet Mandrel, 15 Inches



This mandrel is a tapered length of hard wood perfect for getting neat curves in wire.

Mandrel measures 15 inches long.

Tapers from 1-1/2 inches to 3 inches

There are no markings but you can add them with sharpie pens if you need them.

A great buy if you are doing a lot of wire work or bracelet making.


Super Glue


Most types of super glue will work for this project as long as they bond metal and glass.

Gorilla Super Glue, 15 g



I use lots of the Gorilla brand glues and always found they do a great job.

Do read the instructions though as some applications are not as straight forward as you might think.

Although there doesn't seem like a lot of glue in the bottle you don't need much to get the beads to stick to the wire.

Easy to use and found the glue does not block the nozzle after use.

As with all super glues make sure it does not come into contact with your skin as it will stick fingers together.


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