How to make Christmas ornaments with Swarovski beads

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How to make Christmas ornaments with Swarovski beads
You can decorate the Christmas tree with snowflake ornaments made with Swarovski beads. (Getty Thinkstock)

The sparkle of Swarovski crystal beads will add glimmer and glow to the Christmas tree. The Swarovski beads are tailor-made for snowflake ornaments, since the crystal beads mimic the crystallisation of the snowflakes. These ornaments will also add a personal handmade touch to a gift, when added to a bow. When strung from a window with fishing wire, the ornaments will convey a holiday greeting to neighbours and visitors. All supplies can be found at bead stores.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Wire snowflake forms
  • 25 Swarovski beads of various sizes
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Fishing wire or thin ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Slide the beads on one arm of the snowflake form, leaving 1.25 cm (1/2 inch) of the wire empty at the outside tip.

  2. 2

    Grasp the tip with the tip of the needle nose pliers and bend it into a small circle to secure the placement of the beads on the arm.

  3. 3

    Repeat for each arm of the snowflake form, placing the beads in a symmetrical arrangement throughout the entire snowflake.

  4. 4

    Cut the ribbon or fishing wire to a length of 15 cm (6 inches) with the scissors.

  5. 5

    Tie the ends of the ribbon or fishing wire in a knot to create a hanging loop for the completed ornament.

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