How to Make Beaded Snowflake Ornaments for Christmas + Video
Multipurpose snowflake Christmas craft that you can use to decorate the Christmas tree. You can also use this beaded ornament as a locket for pendants, bracelets, etc. Learn how to make beaded snowflake ornaments with our easy-to-follow DIY tutorial and video.
As Christmas is closer, we’re all busy with festive decoration ideas. If you’re looking to craft something small, beautiful, and of multi-purpose usage, you craft these beaded snowflakes.
You can use these beaded snowflakes as ornaments to decorate the Christmas tree, craft them into a brooch or a jewelry piece as a gift, or decorate a gift box with it. There’s so much you can do with the beaded snowflakes and crafting them would definitely be worth the time and dollar invested.
A bundle of 26 gauge, 15 yards wire costs around $9, with which, you craft up to 22 beaded snowflakes. A set of 600 crystal beads cost around $12 and a set of 100 faux pearl beads won’t cost more than $2. If you spend a total of $25 dollar, you can craft up to 22 snowflakes and also have plenty of crystal beads and faux pearl beads left for more projects.
How to Make Beaded Snowflake Ornaments
Learn how to how do you make snowflakes with wire and beads with our step by step instructions. But take a look on the things you’ll need to make this craft.
Things You Will Need to Make Beaded Snowflake Ornament
- Faux pearl beads (2 different sizes)
- Crystal Beads
- Craft Wire – 26 Gauge
- Pliers (optional)
Beaded Snowflake Ornament Instructions
Step 1: Threading the Base Beads
Measure and cut out 24 inches of wire. Thread 6 large beads into the wire. Place the beads 3 or 4 inches near any one end of the wire.
Step 2: Forming the Center Ring
Thread either of the end beads from both sides and pull both ends of the wire to form a bead ring. Thread the 3 inches side of the wire through the bead ring and bring both strands of wire together. Twist both strands together tightly.
Step 3: Threading the 1st Arm Beads
Thread 1 large bead and 3 small beads into the wire and push them near the bead ring.
Step 4: Forming the 1st Arm of the Snowflake
Thread the open end of the wire through the large bead and draw it out from the adjacent ring bead. Pull the wire tightly but firmly so that the first arm of the beaded snowflake is crafted nicely.
Step 5: Forming the Rest of Snowflake Arms
Similarly, craft the rest of the 5 arms of the snowflake. Once all 6 snowflake arms are formed, thread and draw the wire through the next large bead (of the arm).
Step 6: Threading the Crystal Bead
Insert a crystal bead through the wire.
Step 7: Securing the Crystal Bead
After threading the crystal bead, draw the wire out of any adjacent large bead of an arm (left or right, as you prefer).
Step 8: Adding the Rest of the Crystal Beads
Continue to add a crystal bead between 2 snowflake arms until all 6 gaps have been filled.
Step 8: Securing the Beading and Adding Jump Ring
After threading the last crystal bead, pull the wire tightly and coil the wire around any part of the beaded snowflake pattern. After coiling the wire 3 or 4 times, cut off the extra wire using scissors. Attach a jump ring though any one of the outer beads of the beadded snowflake pattern.
Video Tutorial: How to Make a Beaded Snowflake Ornament for Christmas
Crafting a beaded snowflake christmas decoration for the first time might seem a bit difficult, so we also have a video tutorial for you. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you’re there and turn on the notification bell to stay updated every time we post a new craft tutorial.
Ideas for Using the Beaded Ornament for Other Crafts
After Christmas, when it’s time to take out the decorations, you can reuse these beaded snowflakes in several different ways. You can use it as a pendant or keychain. You can make a pair of earrings with 2 similar patterned beaded snowflakes. You can join 3 or 4 snowflakes together to craft a choker as well. Get creative and reuse them as you wish.
Beaded Snowflake Crafting: Tips for Beginners
Here are some tips if you’re having difficulty crafting a beaded snowflake.
- Use round beads for better shaping of the snowflake.
- Select 2 different sizes of beads, 1 large and another 2 sizes smaller than the large one.
- Select a crystal bead of a size to fill the gap between every 2 snowflak arms.
- You can use clear plastic thread for the threading but 18 to 20 gauge memory wires are the best for this project.
If you’re looking for more snowflake-inspired crafts, you can check out 2 other snowflake tutorials on our blog.
Hope you enjoy crafting these beaded snowflakes and share a picture with us as well.