I love making snowflakes for the holidays. You can gift them to anyone--it's not just for Christians. They're pretty to hang in the window on those little suction cup things or on the tree. It's really up to you. Most patterns I've found are incredibly time consuming. I like to be able to crank out the snowflakes rapidly so that I can use them for teacher gifts. Thsi pattern can be done in an hour (or less--depends on your skill level). I think this is a FINE pattern for a beginner (and when I say beginner I mean NEVER touched a bead before) and also good for experienced! It's really fun to whip these up and everyone loves them. :)
You can make this pattern with the 8/0 delicas I mention or with smaller 11/0 beads. The smaller bead will create a smaller version (obviously) but it still works.
My book: 25 Beaded Bracelet Designs published by Running Press will be released in August. It's available now for preorder on Amazon. ...
My book: 25 Beaded Bracelet Designs published by Running Press will be released in August. It's available now for preorder on Amazon.
A little about me and my patterns--I've been a technical writer for about 18 years for many fortune 500 and fortune 1000 companies. My undergraduate degree is in technical communications and my masters degree is in fine arts: writing.
The instructions I've written here are comprehensive from threading the needle to how to finish your piece. I provide a graphic with every step and every step is ONLY one step.
I teach these patterns in libraries across Long Island. I teach using the patterns and know the spots people have trouble and refine the patterns with each class. In short, my work has been reviewed many times allowing me to make sure that they are complete and thoroughly tested.
You can be sure that you will be able to follow my patterns and create your jewelry!