Wowza, talk about shine and sparkle! Working on these silver snowflakes at my craft room table, with the sun streaming in, I was tempted to put on a pair of sunglasses. En masse, they were almost blinding with their shine, sparkle and close friend glitter. I just love them.
I tried a first version of this snowflake with more feature beads, but neither the Diva beads or I were happy. Simple faceted crystals to reflect their magnificence was all they needed and I used pretty frosted white seed beads as spacers so nothing detracts from them. Continuing up the hanger I used the tiniest of clear crystal seed beads with little pops of slightly larger opaque white seed beads for that hint of snow.
Job done on these and they are posted on Etsy because I like the way they photographed. Today I hope to make a blizzard more in similar styles for the upcoming Craft Show. I'd really like to clear out the large snowflakes box to make space for other things.
Along the journey of designing these, I started playing with working the ornaments on to the beaded spiral ornament hooks that I make, but these snowflakes were too large and they would hang too low, so I will have to try that with something else. Oooh, the things to do.