Pearl Snowflake Ornaments
This elegant, jeweled snowflake ornament stands three inches tall. As rich looking as treasures in a jewelry store window, friends will think you bought them at the finest gift shop.
step 2 - Cut two pieces of wire 4.5" long. Cut 2 more pieces of wire 3.5" long.
step 4 - Thread beads on one of the 4.5" wire as follows: clear bead, small pearl, large pearl, small pearl, clear bead.
step 6 - Thread beads onto the rest of the wire in the reverse order detailed in step #4. Follow the last clear bead with a loop or eye.
step 8 - Create the remaining two diagonal stems as you did the horizontal and vertical ones, this time threading the beads in this order: clear bead, small pearl, clear bead, small pearl, clear bead. Thread wire through the mesh on the diagonal and slip on the rest of the beads in the same order.
step 10 - Place a glob of E6000 or other jewelry glue in the center mesh area to secure the mesh and wires. Center4 small pearls or a large rhinestone over the center glue. When the glue has dried, add your choice of pearls or a rhinestone to the center back side of the snowflake.
step - 11 With the glue and mesh dry and firmly in place, gently bend the stems of the snowflake to straighten them if necessary.
At Craft Store
- 20 clear beads 4mm
- 16 small pearls 6mm
- 4 large pearls 5/8"
- 16" - 20" jewelry wire
- wire cutters
- round and flat nose pliers
- E-6000 glue
- plastic mesh