Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Snowflake Tutorial

I recently was asked by Tammy of Midwest Craft Connection to do a guest posting tutorial for her website.
Needless to say I was completely honored! Thank you Tammy!
So here it is...
Today I'm going to show you how I make beaded snowflakes. 
 First start with silvertone 28 gauge wire and clear or silver beads.
 I do not bother to measure the length of wire I use. I simply strand a ton onto the spool of wire. For each loop of beads on the snowflake it ranges from 3/4" to 1".
                                     After I decide on the amount of beads I start to form a loop.
Then I twist the wire to my desired length.
The next length must be longer. Form another loop.
And twist the wire until you get back to the first one. Then you start the process over.
Alternate longer and shorter lengths. Now you can see the snowflake coming together.
Alright so now we have a snowflake. Trim the ends so that you have 2 lengths of longer wire left
In this picture you can see I stamped Peace onto navy cardstock. Position your snowflake where you want it. Then using a needle punch a couple of holes into the cardstock, very close to the center of the snowflake.
Now you can thread the extra length of wire through the cardstock to the back.
Tape the wire down flat into place.
Tadaa! You have the beginning of a snowflake card!
The next step is to adhere the card front to the cardstock. I softened the edges with some white craft ink.
 The snowflakes are so pretty on their own. Love them on my Christmas tree every year!
I hope you will check out her site midwestcraftconnection.com!

16 comments:

  1. Wow, this is amazing! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial.

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  2. Love the tutorial and WOW!! on that snowflake!!!! TFS
    Hugs

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  3. Wow - great tutorial, and a very clever and pretty snowflake!! I imagine it looks all pretty and sparkly in the light! Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations this week!
    Hugs, Shannah HSI DT

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  4. How pretty is this! It's quite stunning against the navy background. Thanks for sharing your tutorial and for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.
    Jo xx

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  5. Wonderfully clever, you have such patience! Great tutorial, easily understood, thank you.

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  6. Great tutorial and beautiful snowflake! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Saw it on MIM!

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  7. What a fab tutorial and great idea! Oh so gorgeous thanks for paying at CCC hugs Rebekah xx

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  8. This is awesome, Jennifer! Love it! :)

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  9. The patience you have. Just so dainty! I saw this on MIM

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  10. Very cool technique. Love the card very pretty. Thanks for joining the Heart Song challenge this week. Good Luck. Hope to see you again next week.

    Debbie HSI DT

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  11. So beautiful and seems easy peasy too! Thanks for putting this up!

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  12. how pretty! I'm going to have to give these a try this year!

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  13. What a fantastic idea. I must get my beads out and have a try. Glad I saw you on Make it Monday.

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  14. I need to make some of these! Great tutorial and thank you for leaving me a comment over at my blog, it sure is appreciated,:)

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  15. How very very beautiful! I love this and thx for the tute!

    Thx for linking up to the Make it Monday party! See you again soon!

    Mary J x

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  16. wow those snowflakes are gorgeous
    Thanks for linking up at Make it Monday this week
    Lisa x
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