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Front Cover image from FreeForm Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Wearable Art Jewelry

Freeform Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Art Jewelry

Published September 2010
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Beaded Snowflakes

Beaded Snowflakes and Stars

Class Length: 3 hours


Create a variety of beaded snowflakes and stars which make fun ornaments, earrings or pendants. Learn a netting in the round technique using seed and bugle beads with crystal accents to create these open, lacy designs.

Working with one basic pattern, you can create literally dozens of unique snowflake and star designs. I've also used this pattern to create spider webs for Halloween and intricate designs reminiscent of Celtic knots.

Most students should be able to complete one to four snowflakes in the class, and will leave with a handout detailing many more.

Skills and Skill Levels required for class

Suitable for all levels; some experience working with seed beads would be helpful.

Supply List

  • Pencil or pen for notetaking
  • Beading needle (I prefer the John James sharps, size 11 or 12)
  • Beading thread: Silamide, Superlon AA in coordinating or contrasting color(s)
  • Small, sharp embroidery scissors
  • Bead mat or tray to hold beads
  • Beeswax for coating thread

Beads and Materials

  • 2-3 colors size 11 Japanese seed beads
  • Bugle beads (6mm work well)
  • Small assortment of accent beads - disc beads, crystals (4 or 6mm), or even size 6 seed beads
  • Ear wires if you plan to make earrings

Kits and Supplies

Bead kits may be available for purchase. Contact instructor beforehand to verify.

Peppermint ornament from thumbnail Snowflake in silver and cobalt
Copper, Wine and Cream Snow Star

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