Thursday, November 6, 2008

Snowflake Ornaments -- How To








I adore snowflakes. Whether they're stylized or realistic, elegant shades of white or bright and garish colors, I love them all! Now you can make your own~


Materials needed --


Snowflake forms - Available at beadblanketbingo

Large round beads - Available at beadblanketbingo

Large white faceted oval beads - Available at beadblanketbingo

Large metal beadcaps - Available at beadblanketbingo

8mm silver beads - Available at beadblanketbingo

Metallic Silver ribbon - Available at supplycandy



Round nose pliers



Take one wire form. Working on one branch at a time, thread one spacer bead (I used vintage white lucite from vintagecallgirl), a silver round bead, a beadcap, a large round bead, another beadcap, another silver bead, a large faceted oval, and a last silver round.

Using your roundnose pliers, make a loop on the end of the branch.

Repeat this pattern on each of the following 5 branches.



Your snowflake is finished, but you still need a way to display it. Decide how long you'd like the snowflake to hang, and cut a length of ribbon twice that long, plus a couple inches. Thread the ribbon through one of the loops you made and even up the ends. Tie an overhand knot, leaving a bit of a tail.



Now, you can display your ornament however you see fit. I like to make several in varying lengths and sizes to display in my front windows.