Wasn't it great to have Drea on the broadcast today? We had so much fun creating these festive snowflakes!
Here are the materials we used:
- SuperDuos in the following three colors: Crystal Bronze Pale Gold, Pastel Emerald, Full Labrador
- 3mm Czech Firepolish Full Silver
- KO Thread Smoke Green
- Size 10 Seed Bead Needles
- Bees Wax
- GS Hypo Cement
- 24G Silver Wire
- Xuron Thread Scissors
- Round Nose Pliers
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Xuron Maxi Shear Flush Cutter
Start by stringing six SuperDuos. We used the Crystal Bronze Pale Gold to begin...and we'll just refer to them as "gold" from here on out.
Add a single SuperDuo (we used the silver Full Labrador) and go out through the next teal Superduo so the silver bead is nestled right inside. Circuit through those three beads again to secure, then carefully go down to the gold bead, go through the top hole, and back up to the next teal bead's top hole. Pick up a silver Superduo, through the next teal top-hole, circuit through to secure, and down through the next gold and back up through the next teal. Continue around until you have all six silver "spires" or points of your snowflake.
If you'd like to finish your snowflake as-is, weave your thread back down through the SuperDuos to meet with your original tail in the center. Tie together, add a dab of glue, and trim the ends.
These cute little components can be used in a variety of ways. We created earrings with ours, but you could also use as a pendant, string several together to make a chain, use as a garland, ornaments, and more! Tons of ideas were tossed around on the Live's comments and they were all fantastic!
Watch the entire broadcast below for the complete step-by-step with Kate & Drea.
We are dying to see what you all create! Please share with us! Send us an email or share on our new Facebook Group, Beadshop.com Community: The Bead Table.