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5 Elegant Glass Bead Christmas Garland Patterns

Below are five different glass beaded garland designs with bead counts and links to needed beadsMost share similar bead styles and colors combos so they pair beautifully together.  Instructions for the actual assembly of a garland with images, tips and three other garland patterns are linked here: How to String Glass Bead Christmas Garlands. There are 5 additional garland patterns here: 5 Retro and Festive Glass Beaded Christmas Garland Patterns

Supplies: Beading Cord, Blown Glass Beads, Hooks, Dresden Stars or Medallions, Scissors


Burgundy Stars is a classic Christmas mix of burgundy, green, rose pink, gold and matte champagne and looks beautiful with a wide variety of decor styles.  Alternative colors can easily be substituted to customize further.

This is the beading pattern to follow:

Pattern #1: A B A

Pattern #2: C D E F E D C

Your garland will begin and end with pattern #1.  String pattern #1 onto your cord, followed by pattern #2 and repeat this sequence, ending in pattern #1.  Your garland will have 13 sections of pattern #1 and 12 sections of pattern #2.  Completed length is approximately 69" which is 5 ft. 9 in.

This is the bead code:

A = 8mm pearl rose pink GBR8PRRO  ~ 26 beads needed

B = Fancy Round burgundy GB024BU ~ 13 beads needed

C = Long Ribbed Drop matte champagne GB003MC ~ 24 beads needed

D = Ribbed Olive gold GB657G ~ 24 beads needed

E = 8mm pearl green GBR8PRGR ~ 43 beads needed

F = Star GB047 ~ 12 beads needed


Golden Lantern is a mix of only three colors: gold, burgundy, and silver beads.  This is a great garland to make in other colors as well using the same pattern.  Other color options for beads used are linked here: 6mm round, GB657GB-DC-12, GB30.

This is the beading pattern to follow:

Pattern #1: A B C B A

Pattern #2: D E D

Your garland will begin and end with pattern #1.  String pattern #1 onto your cord, followed by pattern #2 and repeat this sequence, ending in pattern #1.  Your garland will have 16 sections of pattern #1 and 15 sections of pattern #2.  Completed length is approximately 68" which is 5 ft. 8 in.

This is the bead code:

A = 6mm gold GBR6G  ~ 32 beads needed

B = Ribbed Olive burgundy GB657BU ~ 32 beads needed

C = Double Disc gold GB-DC-12-G ~ 16 beads needed

D = 30mm tube bead silver GB30S ~ 30 beads needed

E = 6mm burgundy GBR6BU  ~ 15 beads needed



Quilted Gold and Green is a high impact mix of both textured and smooth beads in gold, silver. matte champagne and green. This is another great option for customizing with different colored beads.  Other color options for the green beads and ribbed round gold beads are linked here: GB055 and GB075.

This is the beading pattern to follow:

Pattern Repeat: A B C B D E D C B

End: A

Your garland will begin with PATTERN REPEAT and end with END.  String Pattern Repeat onto your cord and repeat this sequence 17 times. End your garland with END: one quilted drop.  Completed length is approximately 67" which is 5 ft. 7 in.

This is the bead code:

A = Quilted Drop lime green aqua GB055LG  ~ 18 beads needed

B = 6mm gold GBR6G ~ 34 beads needed

C = 8mm silver GBR8S ~ 34 beads needed

D = 10mm matte champagne GBR10MC ~ 34 beads needed

E = Fancy Ribbed Ball gold GB075G ~ 17 beads needed


Golds and Greens features a gorgeous mix of textured and smooth beads.  It would also look beautiful made with alternate colors substituted for the greens.

This is the beading pattern to follow:

Pattern #1: A B C B A

Pattern #2: D E D F G F D E D

Your garland will begin and end with pattern #1.  String pattern #1 onto your cord, followed by pattern #2 and repeat this sequence, ending in pattern #1.  Your garland will have 8 sections of pattern #1 and 7 sections of pattern #2.  Completed length is approximately 67" which is 5 ft. 7 in.

This is the bead code:

A = Long Ribbed Drop pearl green GB003PRGR  ~ 16 beads needed

B = 8mm lime green GBR8LG ~ 16 beads needed

C = 10mm Ribbed Round silver GB-RR-10-S ~ 8 beads needed

D = 6mm silver GBR6S ~ 28 beads needed

E = 30mm tube beads antique gold GB30AG ~ 14 beads needed

F = Ribbed Olive GB657LG~ 14 beads needed

G = Faceted gold GB073G ~ 7 beads needed


Cranberry Silver is a high impact garland featuring only three colors: silver, pearl rose pink and burgundy.  This beauty fits in with a wide variety of decor and is ideal for making in a variety of different colors as well.  Other color options for the beads are linked here: GB003, GB024, GB075, GB657, GBR8.

This is the beading pattern to follow:

Pattern #1: A B C B A

Pattern #2: D E F E D

Your garland will begin and end with pattern #1.  String pattern #1 onto your cord, followed by pattern #2 and repeat this sequence, ending in pattern #1.  Your garland will have 12 sections of pattern #1 and 11 sections of pattern #2.  Completed length is approximately 70" which is 5 ft. 10 in.

This is the bead code:

A = Long Ribbed Drop silver GB003S  ~ 24 beads needed

B = Fancy Round burgundy GB024BU ~ 24 beads needed

C = Fancy Ribbed Ball pearl rose pink GB075PRRO ~ 12 beads needed

D = Ribbed Olive burgundy GB657BU ~ 22 beads needed

E = 8mm pearl rose pink GBR8PRRO ~ 22 beads needed

F = Fancy Round silver GB024S ~ 11 beads needed



30 Burgundy Round Glass Beads 6 mm ~ Czech Republic

30 Burgundy Round Glass Beads 6 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

30 Gold Round Glass Beads 6 mm ~ Czech Republic

30 Gold Round Glass Beads 6 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

30 Silver Round Glass Beads 6 mm ~ Czech Republic

30 Silver Round Glass Beads 6 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

6 Gold 12 mm Double Disc Beads ~ Czech Republic

6 Gold 12 mm Double Disc Beads ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

6 Matte Champagne Long Ribbed Drop Glass Beads 1.25" ~ Czech Republic

6 Matte Champagne Long Ribbed Drop Glass Beads 1.25" ~ Czech Republic

$3.95

6 Pearl Green Long Ribbed Drop Glass Beads 1.25" ~ Czech Republic

6 Pearl Green Long Ribbed Drop Glass Beads 1.25" ~ Czech Republic

$3.95

6 Silver Long Ribbed Drop Glass Beads 1.25" ~ Czech Republic

6 Silver Long Ribbed Drop Glass Beads 1.25" ~ Czech Republic

$3.95

30 Lime Green Round Glass Beads 8 mm ~ Czech Republic

30 Lime Green Round Glass Beads 8 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

30 Pearl Green Round Glass Beads 8 mm ~ Czech Republic

30 Pearl Green Round Glass Beads 8 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

30 Pearl Rose Pink Round Glass Beads 8 mm ~ Czech Republic

30 Pearl Rose Pink Round Glass Beads 8 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

30 Silver Round Glass Beads 8 mm ~ Czech Republic

30 Silver Round Glass Beads 8 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

10 Burgundy Fancy Round Blown Glass Beads .5" ~ Czech Republic

10 Burgundy Fancy Round Blown Glass Beads .5" ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

10 Silver Fancy Round Blown Glass Beads .5" ~ Czech Republic

10 Silver Fancy Round Blown Glass Beads .5" ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

10 Silver Ribbed Round Glass Beads 10mm for Glass Bead Christmas Garlands

10 Silver Ribbed Round Glass Beads 10mm for Glass Bead Christmas Garlands

$4.95

15 Matte Champagne Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

15 Matte Champagne Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

$3.95

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15 Small Burgundy Ribbed Olive Blown Glass Beads 10mm ~ Czech Republic

15 Small Burgundy Ribbed Olive Blown Glass Beads 10mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

15 Small Gold Ribbed Olive Blown Glass Beads 10mm ~ Czech Republic

15 Small Gold Ribbed Olive Blown Glass Beads 10mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

15 Small Light Green Ribbed Olive Blown Glass Beads 10mm ~ Czech Republic

15 Small Light Green Ribbed Olive Blown Glass Beads 10mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

5 Lime Green Quilted Drop Blown Glass Beads 1.25" ~ Czech Republic

5 Lime Green Quilted Drop Blown Glass Beads 1.25" ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

20 Antique Gold Blown Glass 30 mm Tube Beads ~ Czech Republic

20 Antique Gold Blown Glass 30 mm Tube Beads ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

20 Silver Blown Glass 30 mm Tube Beads ~ Czech Republic

20 Silver Blown Glass 30 mm Tube Beads ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

7 Gold Faceted Beads 1" ~ Czech Republic

7 Gold Faceted Beads 1" ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

6 Burgundy 14mm Star Starburst Blown Glass Garland Beads

6 Burgundy 14mm Star Starburst Blown Glass Garland Beads

$4.95

7 Pearl Rose Pink Fancy Ribbed Balls Blown Glass Beads .625" ~ Czech Republic

7 Pearl Rose Pink Fancy Ribbed Balls Blown Glass Beads .625" ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

7 Gold Fancy Ribbed Balls Blown Glass Beads .625" ~ Czech Republic

7 Gold Fancy Ribbed Balls Blown Glass Beads .625" ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

Gold Garland or Beaded Ornament Hooks ~ Set of 10 ~ Czech Republic

Gold Garland or Beaded Ornament Hooks ~ Set of 10 ~ Czech Republic

$3.25

Silver Garland or Beaded Ornament Hooks ~ Set of 10 ~ Czech Republic

Silver Garland or Beaded Ornament Hooks ~ Set of 10 ~ Czech Republic

$3.25

100% Natural Silk Bead Cord on Card ~ 2m long ~ White ~ Size #10

100% Natural Silk Bead Cord on Card ~ 2m long ~ White ~ Size #10

$4.95

100% Natural Silk Bead Cord on Card ~ 2m long ~ White ~ Size #8

100% Natural Silk Bead Cord on Card ~ 2m long ~ White ~ Size #8

$4.95

100% Natural Silk Bead Cord on Card ~ 2m long ~ White ~ Size #6

100% Natural Silk Bead Cord on Card ~ 2m long ~ White ~ Size #6

$4.95

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