Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Blue Icicle

What I have for this project is a new take on another ornament that I have made literally dozens of over the years.  Except this time, it is in color!
What I used:
  • silver 3mm x 12 inch tinsel stem, cut in half
  • 2 - 6 mm faceted beads - clear
  • 5 - 12 mm starflake beads - 2 light sapphire, 3 dark sapphire
  • 6 - 18 mm starflake beads - 3 light sapphire, 3 dark sapphire
  • 3 - 25 mm starflake beads - 1 light sapphire, 1 dark sapphire, 1 crystal
  • 1 - 8 mm faceted bead - clear
To start, fold one tip of the tinsel stem up a tiny, tiny bit - just enough to make it so the beads won't come off the end.  Start stringing on the beads in the order listed, beginning with the 2 faceted beads.  Once the final 8mm faceted bead has been strung on, bend over the rest of the tinsel stem to form a loop and twist around to secure.

This is a very simple project that takes about 2 minutes, start to finish.  I actually like this better done in the gradient shades of blue rather than the all crystal on a white chenille stem that I used to make.  Now I'm ready to go through more of the starflakes that I have and see what other combinations I can come up with.

Have fun!

**All items purchased by me

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