My sister sells beads on ebay so I thought I would try making some Christmas decorations with them.
I'd never really made anything with beads before, though I have done lots of other crafts.

I'm selling kits to make this in my rather sparse shop on etsy and also on ebay.

Step 1:

To make the snowflake you will need
  • 24 12mm (large) beads
  • 18 6mm (medium) beads
  • 42 4mm (small) beads
  • 1 m 0.5 mm (24 gauge) beading wire or similar (should keep its shape when bent)
  • ribbon or similar for hanging
wire cutters, strong scissors or nail clippers

To make the snowflake used here, the large and medium beads are acrylic white translucent beads, the small beads are transparent iridescent beads.
These are beautiful!
I love the beads you used for this. I have a hand-strung design that looks a bit similar. Nice!
Very pretty and effective. If you use wire with a silver color, instead of the brass or copper, you'll get a more frosty/icy look.
I don't have any silver wire, but my sister has ordered some for me, so I'm looking forward to trying this.
good golly miss molly!!! I'm going to do this!! That is the cutest daggone thing!!
Amazing decoration for the Christmas tree. Simple and affordable. And people are quite manage to make it with their own hands to the New Year!
lovely...allready make order...
Vert Nice.
Thank you for doing the tutorial. You should post it to Pinterest.
I don't see a picture of the entire finished snowflake. Could you post a picture the finished product long shot?
I had a picture of the finished snowflake for the last step for a big finish, but I've added a couple of pictures to the first step which will hopefully give you a good look at it without having to do a lot of scrolling!
Beautiful work. And thanks for the extra picture.
Oh you have such patience! This is really nice, wish my fingers would work with small objects.
Well done looks great!

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