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When I started seeing all those snow projects coming by here at instructables, I wanted to make something snow related as well. But, it wasn't snowing. I did remember we had this coloured sand, so I searched it and there was also a small container of white sand :D My first idea was to add it to beads, making them look like snowballs, but since the beads were polished, it didn't stay on the way I wanted it to. So I decided to go with a paper snowflake and use paper lacquer to add the sand. When seen from a distance, this just looks like a white snowflake pendant, but when you look closer, you will see crystals all over it. I hope you like it!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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To make a snowflake pendant, you will need the following:

- white coloured sand
- thick, white paper
- coloured paper
- scissors
- pencil
- triangle
- glue
- sharp object to make a hole with (I used a steel scribe)
- cord crimp
- cord
- jump ring
- paper lacquer

Step 2: Draw the snowflake

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Start by drawing three lines, crossing each other in the middle to create the six parts of the snowflake (measure 60 degrees between them). I made mine 6 cm.

Next step is totally up to you! Decide how you want to make your snowflake, but keep in mind it has to be cuttable. This is why I changed the shape slightly while working on it, it was too detailed to cut, especially with the thicker paper.
sunshiine7 months ago

I love how you used the sand to texture that resembles snow. It is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

sunshiine

emilyvanleemput (author)  sunshiine7 months ago

Thanks, I'm glad you like it!

pmahi7 months ago

looks like it's made out of snow! nice.

emilyvanleemput (author)  pmahi7 months ago

Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it!

patsheldon7 months ago

very intricate and beautiful work! nicely done!

emilyvanleemput (author)  patsheldon7 months ago

Thank you!!

faiza0077 months ago

wow..!! this is so cute..well done emily..!! :)

emilyvanleemput (author)  faiza0077 months ago

Thank you Faiza!!

lindarose927 months ago

This is beautiful Emily! And I don't say it just because I have a weakness for snowflakes :)

I love the idea of using sand on top! What do you think about doing the same with salt?

emilyvanleemput (author)  lindarose927 months ago

Thank you so much Linda! Snowflakes are fascinating, aren't they!

I think using salt would look great as well, I just don't know how the sand will react with the paper lacquer.

I have no idea, also because I'm not familiar with paper lacquer. I would use the same old white glue :D

emilyvanleemput (author)  lindarose927 months ago

The reason that I'm using the paper lacquer is because it also glues (It said on the container it lacks and glues) and it's stronger than usual glue :) But, I think regular glue could work just fine :D

I look forward to try that method when things get better and I will let you know what happens! :D

wow! it looks amazing :) I'm working on a snowflake project too, creepy ha? :D

emilyvanleemput (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz7 months ago

Thank you Muhaininah! and yes, creepy it is :D

Ah.. How cute is that :), thank you so much for sharing.

emilyvanleemput (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya7 months ago

Thank you so much Tarun!