Friday, 31 July 2009

Beaded Snowflakes

I didn't think I was going to enter this week's Winter Wonderland Challenge, as the theme is 'Christmas Tree Decorations'...and although I like making Christmas cards all year round...this seemed like a step too far! lol

But, I was doing a bit of beading this morning (I'm not posting pics on my blog yet, as I don't want to spoil the surprise), and thought I make a couple of quick beaded snowflakes, while I had all my tools out. These are really simple and quick to do...I bought the wire 'frames' a couple of years ago, and made a load of these to give as presents. I threaded a mixture of blue and clear faceted glass beads on each frond, then turned the excess wire back on itself, to hold the beads in place...and also create a hook for hanging on the tree. As I don't have my Christmas tree out yet (lol!)...I've photographed them on my jewellery display stand:


Here's a closer look:


7 comments:

Teri said...

Oooerr! These are just great!
So glad you decided to join in this week.
Hugs,
Teri S
x

Teri said...

Hi Helen :o)

I love your beaded snowflakes. How fab they will look on your tree :o)

Thank you for joining us again at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx

Cathy said...

Stunning Helen - they will look perfect on your tree.
hugs
Cathy xx

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

wowwee these are great they are so pretty xxx

Kinglake said...

wow these are really stylish,i love them xx jo xx

Julie said...

These are really lovely, very inspriational

Pauline C said...

Woo hoo - really cool!
Pauline x