Here's an easy beaded snowflake ornament pattern that's perfect for Christmas.
Snowflakes are synonymous with the holidays for many people. You'll find them everywhere from clothing to holiday decor.
In keeping with this, I created a simple snowflake ornament tutorial. You can hang this on your Christmas tree, use it as a pendant or even make two and wear as earrings.
This Right-Angle Weave beaded snowflake pattern is recommended for all skill levels.
HOW TO MAKE THE ICE CRYSTAL SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT
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- 18 Bicones, 4mm (A)
- 39 11/0 seed beads (B)
- 24 Bicones, 3mm (C)
- 4 feet of bead thread
- 1 size 10 beading needle
- Thread burner or sharp scissors
- Bead mat
Here is the full written tutorial for the beaded snowflake:
Snowflake Ornament Instructions
Step 1: Thread your needle with 2 feet of beading thread.
String 1A, 1B until you have a total of 6A and 6B.
Go back through all the beads once more and exit through 1B.
Step 2: String 3B and go through the 1B from the side opposite where your thread is exiting.
Continue through the following 1A and 1B.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 five more times.
Step 4: Pass through the next 2B in the loop.
Step 5: String 1A, 1C and 1A.
Go through the 1B from the side opposite where your thread is exiting.
Step 6: Pass through the next 1A and 1C in the group of beads you just added.
Step 7: String 3C and go through the 1C from the side opposite where your thread is exiting.
Step 8: Continue through the beadwork until you exit the third B in the following loop of 4B.
Step 9: Repeat Steps 5-8 four more times.
To embellish the last loop, repeat Steps 5-7.
Step 10: Continue through the next 2C in the loop you just added.
Step 11: String 15B and pass through the 1C from the side opposite where your thread is exiting.
Step 12: Reinforce the loop of 15C.
Weave the working and tail threads into the beadwork and tie several half-hitch knots.
Remove the excess.
My snowflake seems a little floppy. Am I just not pulling it tight enough or is there a secret to it?
It can be a little floppy so you’ll need to pull tight and reinforce the whole thing.
I’ll try thanks
try fishing line insted of cord
Francesca McMillen says
Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern.
I used Fireline, pulled the thread tightly and reinforced it several times, it remained floppy.
Then tried fishing line, still floppy.
Hi, the ornament is not going to be completely stiff. There will be some give to it.