Snowflakes are a beautiful icon for the season, especially when they're dangling on a Christmas tree. You can browse designs for making your own snowflakes on the web and find many. Some call for wine cork centers and spoke like designs, which certainly have some degree of appeal. But this elegant, jeweled snowflake measuring approximately three inches, is reminiscent of something you might see in Tiffany's window. Although you can purchase beautiful ready-made snowflakes, with these instructions you can make several at the hefty price you'd pay for just one in gift shops.
Things You Will Need
• 20 clear beads 4mm
• 16 small pearls 6mm
• 4 large pearls 5/8"
• 16" - 20" jewelry wire
• wire cutters
• round and flat nose pliers
• jewelry glue
• plastic canvas
Step 2Cut four pieces of wire, two measuring 3.5" long and two measuring 4.5" long.
Step 4Put the 4.5" wire through the following beads: clear bead, small pearl, large pearl, small pearl, clear bead.
Step 6Place beads on the remaining wire. Use the reverse order you used in step four, creating a mirror image of that wire. Finish this wire by making a loop after the last bead.
Step 8The two diagonal stems will be created with the 3.5" wire and woven in a similar way as the horizontal and vertical stems. Place beads on them in this order: clear bead, small pearl, clear bead, small pearl, clear bead. Put the wire through the canvas diagonally and thread on the rest of the beads in the same order. Create a loop at the end.
Step 9Closely trim the canvas once all the stems are in place, using sharp scissors. Do not cut away, or cut into any squares supporting the stems. You will be left with a very small piece of canvas.
Step 11Once all the glue is completely dry and all stems are solidly in place, you can adjust any stems that may not look perfectly straight.
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