Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament, Holiday Designs. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. Bling it up next winter with abeautiful Swarovski« snowflake created with just headpins and crystals! Make it a family project - kids would love to help make their own snowflake ornaments! - or use fine materials to give as gifts or sell as stocking stuffers.
Beautiful Snowflake Ornament
by Brenda Sigafoos
  • Category: Holiday Designs
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Bling it up next winter with abeautiful Swarovski« snowflake created with just headpins and crystals! Make it a family project - kids would love to help make their own snowflake ornaments! - or use fine materials to give as gifts or sell as stocking stuffers. You'll use a little glue in this pattern to keep the arms of the snowflake in place, but you can experiment with other ways to lock them in place, too!

Materials

Sterling Silver Eye Pin (.027) 22GA 2 inch - Pack of 10
K8-13
  • Lesson Quantity: 9.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $3.77
  • Gold Club Price: $2.83
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Sterling Silver Beads Bright 2mm - Pack of 25
K9-139
  • Lesson Quantity: 28.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Price: $1.89
  • Gold Club Price: $1.42
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4mm Topaz 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-65A
  • Lesson Quantity: 9.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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Gold Filled Corrugated Roundel 6mm - Pack of 5
J9-349
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $8.97
  • Gold Club Price: $6.73
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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E6000 Adhesive Glue 3.7 oz. - Pack of 1
G16-18
  • G16-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.66
  • Gold Club Price: $5.74
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Premium Jump Ring Mandrels - Set of 2
G7-50
  • G7-50
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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Instructions
Step 1
Place the following beads on a single eyepin in this order: four 2mm beads, one 4mm bicone, and one 2mm bicone. Then trim 1/2" away from the last bead and make a small loop with round nose pliers. Squeeze the little loop you just made with flat nose pliers to secure.
Repeat these steps until you have eight eyepins with beads.
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using round nose pliers to make loop
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using Chain nose pliers
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using Flat Nose Pliers
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Finished bead and crystal component
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Multiple components
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Multiple components
Step 2
Take your headpin and slide on one 4mm bicone and a spacer bead.
Next, slide all the looped eyepins on the headpin, so that the 4 similar beads of each eyepin are facing inward. Fan out in a snowflake arrangement, as shown. Now take your last 2mm bead and slide it on the headpin, where it will hold the eyepins in place.
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using bicone and spacer beads
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Attaching headpins
Step 3
Move the 2mm bicone back slightly, out of the way, and squeeze a drop of Super Glue under the bicone. Squeeze a drop of Super Glue on the bead end, then slide the bicone back in place, holding the eyepins. Super Glue it will dry quickly, so work fast!
Note: Be sure to read the directions on your glue, in case it needs time to set.
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Snowflake with headpins
Step 4
Take your flat nose pliers and bend the headpin at a 90┬░ angle immediately after the glued bicone. Then make a simple loop or wrapped loop at the end of this bent wire. This loop will attach to the ornament hook.
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using Chain Nose Pliers to form
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Bead, crystal and headpin snowflake
Step 5
Take the last headpin and shape it over a pencil, jump ring maker, or round nose plier jaws. Firmly shape it into an ornament hook.
Hint: Beat the hook with a rawhide or nylon hammer to harden the hook.
Open the eyepin loop to attach it to the snowflake.
There you go, a beautiful handmade ornament: a great gift to give, or to make a family project to hang on your tree. I hope you enjoy this very much!

Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using round nose pliers or jump ring maker with rawhide hammer
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Formed wire
Brenda Sigafoos's Beautiful Snowflake Ornament - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Completed Snowflake