Snowflakes made from tradition Czech seed beads
A winter decoration made from PRECIOSA Rola™ seed beads and PRECIOSA Rocailles or PRECIOSA Triangles.
Create a snowflake and decorate your Christmas tree or the windows or your home.
0.3 stainless steel wire – 1.80 m
snipping pliers; flat-nose pliers
Cut off the 0.3 wire at a length of ca 1.80 m. (Note: Three arms of the snowflake are made from one half of the wire and the remaining three are made from the second half of the wire). String 1x RO5, 1x R10, 1x RO5 and 3x R10 approximately in the middle of the length of the wire. Thread it back through 1x RO5 and 1x R10 and tighten the wire. Leave the first strung RO5 seed bead free.
String 1x R10, 1x RO5, 1x R10, 1x RO7 and 3x R10. String 1x RO7 and 1x R10 and tighten the wire.
String 1x R10, 1x RO5, 1x T, 1x RO10 and 3x R10. Thread the wire through 1x RO10 and 1x T and tighten the wire.
String 1x T, 1x RO10 and 5x R10. Thread the wire through 1x RO10 and 1x T and tighten it.
Now add the second side as a mirror image. String 1x T, 1x RO10 and 3x R10. Thread the wire through 1x RO10 and 1x T and tighten it.
Thread the wire through the central 1x RO5 and 1x R10. Tighten the wire. Proceed similarly in the case of the RO7 and RO5.
Thread the wire through the free RO5 at the end.
Always start the remaining 5 arms of the snowflake with 1x R8 and then repeat the individual steps according to figs. 1-7.
String the last (sixth) R8 and 1x R10 and thread the wire through the following 1x R8. Gradually fill the gaps between the R8 seed beads with R10 (a total of 5x).
Thread the second end of the wire around through the seed beads. Affix the ends of the wires by threading them through the central RO5 beads of one of the nearest snowflake arms and cut them off. Shape the snowflake.
1) crystal with a silver lining
used seed beads: PRECIOSA Rola™, PRECIOSA Triangles and PRECIOSA Rocailles
6x R8, 18x T, 180x R10
The T can be replaced with R8, in which case 24x R8 are necessary
2) crystal matt (frost)
used seed beads: PRECIOSA Rola™ and PRECIOSA Rocailles
24x R8 matt, 180x R10 transparent
some of the R8 can be replaced with T, in which case 6x R8 and 18x T are necessary