In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." -- Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)
For what it's worth, I don't think the angel Gabriel looks a thing like this. But isn't it pretty?
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Nazareth Angel is a beaded Christmas ornament or tree topper. The body is worked in the round from the bottom up, with the beads added as you go with a crochet hook. The wings are worked flat and tied to the body.
Yarn: You will need approximately 70 yards of a fingering-weight wool or wool blend for best results. Yarns which are lofty and hold their shape well without sagging are recommended. Another weight of yarn may be substituted as long as it is thin enough to accommodate the beads. (Pictured: Knit Picks Bare Merino Wool Fingering Weight – fingering, 1 skein / 100g / 440 yards, 100% merino)
- 4 US size 2 double-pointed needles
- 2 US size 9 straight needles
- 56 size 6/0 beads
- 1 size 12 steel crochet hook
- tapestry needle
- thread (optional)
1 inch = 5 sts / 8 rows in lace pattern on size 9s
Note: Gauge is not particularly important in this project.
Finished Measurements: Finished ornament will stand approximately 4.5” high.