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Christmas Crafts - Holiday Tree Ornaments - Beaded Snowflake / Star Christmas Tree Ornament

This ornament is very easy to make and you can get the whole family involved. Purchase pre-soldered wire stars / snowflakes (or create your own by soldering 3mm thick wire pieces in the center over each other). Acrylic or glass beads get added on each spoke in a pattern that you choose and you have your ornament. The combination possibilities are unendless. The supplies and instructions are for this particular star and below you will find more examples to other snowflakes / stars.

 

 

Beaded Snowflake - Blue Crystals 1

For this project you will need:

- wire star form 10 cm in diameter and with 16 spokes
  (8 spokes are longer than the other 8)
- 24 x 8 mm blue round faceted beads
- 24 x 8 mm oval faceted beads
- 8 x 8 mm diamond shaped clear beads
- 16 x 12 mm long silver tube beads
- 8 x 7 mm long silver tube beads
- needle nose pliers
- soldering iron with solder
Beaded Snowflake - Blue Crystals 3

Beaded Snowflake - Clear Crystals 3
These are the beads used for the above clear snowflake.

Instructions:

1. Work on one spoke at a time. Add one each of the following beads listed in the order listed to each long spoke. At the end of each finished with each spoke, form a loop using the needle nose pliers to prevent the beads from falling off.

- 1 x 8 mm round faceted bead
- 1 long tube bead
- 1 x 8 mm oval faceted bead
- 1 long tube bead
- 1 x 8 mm round faceted bead

Add one each of the following beads listed in the order listed to each short spoke. At the end of each finished with each spoke, form a loop using the needle nose pliers to prevent the beads from falling off.

- 1 short tube bead
- 1 x 8mm oval faceted bead
- 1 x 8 mm round faceted bead
- 1 x 8 mm oval faceted bead
- 1 diamond shaped bead

2. Use perlon thread to hang once snowflake is finished.

If you wish to make your own stars (you can vary on the length if your like you will need:

- 3mm thick craft wire in gold or silver (4 pieces each measuring 10 cm)

Beaded Snowflake - Blue Crystals 2
Close up example of the snowflake

 

 

Below are more examples of how you can assemble the snowflakes:

Beaded Snowflake - Clear Crystals 2
This is the same clear bead snowflake as in the picture above but closer up to show the details better.

Beaded Snowflake - Clear Crystals 1
Snowflake using clear crystal colored beads and silver tube beads.

Red Beaded Star or Snowflake Ornament for the Christmas Tree 
The instructions for this beaded snowflake or star can be found here: Beaded Star

Beaded Snowflake - Red and Silver Beads
Snowflake using red and silver beads.

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A Selection of Christmas and Winter General Crafts

Fabric Yo-Yo Embellished Paper Mache Box
Paper Napkin Decoupage Christmas Ornaments
Pine Cone Ornaments
3-D Sequin Ornaments
Eight-Pointed Metallic 3-D Christmas Star
Fun Foam Christmas Ornament
Terracotta Christmas Ornaments
Pastel Colored Plaster of Paris Ornaments
Winter Village Christmas Ornament
Straw Star Ornament
Snow crystals out of Yarn
Embossed Metal Christmas Tree
Green Cording Styrofoam Ball Ornament
Beaded Snowflakes
Romantic Beaded Star or Snowflake
Primitive Christmas Ornament
Beaded Star Christmas Tree Ornament
Embossed Metal Star Ornament
Fringed Christmas Tree Ornament
Christmas Tree Ornament Using Paper Napkin Applique

 

 

 

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