Design by Sandra D. Halpenny
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Bead Store – 1” Snowflake
A = Miyuki 11/0 SEED bead, white, 97 beads
B = Miyuki 10/0 Triangle bead, white, 12 beads
C = 3mm Crystal, 4 crystals
Nymo D Thread or Fireline (4 or 6 pound)
#11 or #12 beading needle
Start by waxing and stretching your
thread. Use Fireline*, Nymo D or C-Lon and an #11 or #12 beading needle.
Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about a 8-10” tail and begin at R1.
*I have recently started using Fireline® fishing line, too. I like 4lb
and 6lb Crystal for bead weaving.
2A, make a circle and go with thread through the 1st B bead just added.
c) Pick up 1C, go with thread right to left through the 1 A bead added in this Round at (a), down through the 1 C bead just added in this step, and forward through 1 A, 1 B, 2 A and the 1st B beads added in Round 1 as shown.
next 1 B bead forward added in Round 1.
beads in the first repeat of (a) this Round.
with thread down through the 3rd A bead just added in this step.
with thread down through the 1st A bead (of the second set of 2A), R3a.
with thread up through the 2nd A bead (of the first set of 2A), next repeat
around 5 more times.
Bead colors for rounds R = Round
Each Round begins at the red dot
The snowflakes are done in Rounds.
Making hangers for your snowflake
Make it with beads, make a loop with as many beads as you
would like, or use a piece of fishing line, making it invisible with
mono-filament or a piece of pretty ribbon. Add ribbon after your snowflake
After the snowflake is complete, you can stiffen it with SC
Johnson Pledge Future shine. It is a great stiffener; it stays clear even on the
crystals. Test it first if you use seed beads with dyed colors to make sure
the floor finish doesn’t remove the colors.
Pour enough of the Future® Shine into a small container that
is wide enough for the ornament. Float the ornament into the Future® Shine and
push it around a bit with your finger. (After I am done, I use a funnel and
pour the extra back into the bottle)
Take the ornament out and blot both sides with a paper
Put the ornament on a piece of wax paper, shape and flatten
it and let it remain on the wax paper to dry. (If you use plastic wrap, the
beads can stick a bit to the wrap, so it needs to be moved around a bit to
prevent this from happening.) If your ornament needs a little extra
flattening, use two pieces of wax paper and sandwich your ornament in between;
put a book on top of the wax paper for about an hour. Take the book and the top
piece of wax paper off the ornament and let dry overnight on the bottom piece
of wax paper.
Snowflake Ornament #31 Pattern, S0031
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