Step 10: Making a hanging loop

Take the longer of the two ends of the wire and thread through a medium bead as shown.
Leaving a loop large enough to thread a ribbon through, thread the wire back through the same bead.

I usually work out the length of wire needed to make the loop, then cut off the excess before I thread the wire back into the medium bead, so that the end of the wire is hidden in the bead.

Twist the wire loop to secure it.

With the beads I've used here, the ends of the wire can now be cut off using wire cutters, scissors, or nail clippers, if you haven't already done so. However, when using beads with larger holes, I've found that the snowflake can be a bit loose, in which case,I thread the ends through a few more beads until it feels secure. 

You may need to bend the arms of the snowflake to even it up.

Thread a ribbon through the loop, and congratulations, you have made a beautiful snowflake!
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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