This Christmas Snowflake looks lovely on your tree or in your window.
It is made using 0.3mm thick wire which makes it stiff enough to hold its shape.
To make each snowflake you need
- 6 Crystal AB 11mm Fire Polished Oval Beads
- 6 Crystal AB 8mm Fire Polished Round Beads
- 6 Crystal AB 6mm Fire Polished Round Beads
- 6 Crystal AB 6mm Bicone Beads
- 34 Crystal AB 4mm Bicone Beads
- 6 Rainbow Crystal Size 8 Toho Seed Beads
- 12 Crystal AB 6mm Bugle Beads
- 6 Quartz 6mm Round Beads
- 150cm of 0.3mm thick silver plated wire
- Wire Cutters or Strong Scissors
We sell this Christmas Snowflake as a Kit which contains all the beads and wire you need with full instructions.
Hints and Tips
Try not to let the wire kink or get twists in it because that can weaken the wire.
If the wire does break twist it around a convenient point, snip off the end and join on a new piece.
If the end of the wire gets mangled and difficult to thread snip it off to get a straight end to work with.
Cut approximately 90cm of 0.3mm wire and thread on 6 Fire-polished 6mm round beads.
Leave a short tail of 6inches at one end of the wire and twist the 2
pieces of wire together where they come out of the beads
Pass the long length of wire through the bead on the right.
Thread on one each of the following, in this order:
- 11mm Fire-Polished Oval
- 8mm Fire-Polished Round
- 6mm Quartz Round bead
- 6mm Bicone bead
- 4mm Bicone bead
- size 8 seed bead
Push the beads down the wire so that they sit against the ring of 6mm beads. Miss out the seed bead and pass the wire back through the beads just strung.
Pass the wire through the next bead on the ring and thread on the same
beads as in Step 2. Miss out the seed bead again and pass the wire back
down the beads just strung and through the next bead in the ring.
Continue in this way until you have 5 spikes of beads around the central ring.
After the 5th spike pass the wire through the next bead in the ring so
that it comes out next to the end of wire you left at the beginning.
Trim the longer length of wire so that it is the same length as the shorter length.
Thread on the same pattern of beads as the other spikes but this time thread them onto both lengths of wire.
This time do not pass the wire back down the spike but instead make a loop on the top of the snowflake.
To do this place your finger at the top of the final spike. Wrap the wire around your finger once to make a loop. Then wrap the wire several times around the bottom of the loop, between your finger and the seed bead at the top of the spike.
Trim the wire close to the bead.
Step 7 - Add the beads between the spikes
Take the rest of the wire and wrap the end of it around the wire on one of the spikes, between the 1st and 2nd bead from the inner ring.
Trim the short tail close to a bead.
On the long length of wire thread on a 6mm bugle and 4 of the 4mm bicone beads. Pass the wire back through the first of the bicone beads strung to form a circle of bicone beads.
Add another 6mm bugle and wrap the wire between the 1st and second bead on the next spike.
Repeat around the snowflake adding beads between each spike.
When you reach the starting point wrap the wire between the 1st and 2nd bead several times and trim the end close to the bead
Tweak the spikes until they lie flat and straight and hang your beautiful
snowflake on your tree or in your window.