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Snow and ice necklace and earrings set

These easy snowflakes are made with bicone crystals or fire-polished beads. The pendant-and-earrings set works up quickly and looks great in any color.
Snowice

MATERIALS

both projects

  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needle, #10
  • G-S Hypo Cement

earrings

  • bicone crystals or oval fire-polished beads
    • 12 6 mm 
    • 14 4 mm 
  • 42 11/0 seed beads
  • 12 8 x 5 mm two-hole spacers
  • pair of earring findings

pendant

  • bicone crystals or oval fire-polished beads
    • 18 6 mm 
    • 6 4 mm
  • 60 11/0 seed beads
  • 6 11 x 5 mm three-hole spacers
  • 8 x 5 mm two-hole spacer
SnowicePhotoA
Photo A
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SnowicePhotoB
Photo B

Earrings
1. On 1 yd. (.9 m) of Fireline, leave a 5-in. (13 cm) tail, and pick up a 4 mm bicone crystal and one hole of a two-hole spacer six times. Sew through all 12 beads again to form a ring (PHOTO A). Tie the working thread and the tail together with a surgeon’s knot to snug up the beads. Dot the knot with glue, and pull the knot into a bead.


2. 
Sew through the bottom hole of the next spacer, then continue through the top hole of the same spacer. Pick up an 11/0, a 6 mm bicone crystal, and an 11/0, and sew through the top hole of the next spacer (PHOTO B). Repeat to complete the round. 

SnowicePhotoC
Photo C
SnowicePhotoD
Photo D

3. Sew through the first 11/0 added to the outer round, and pick up three 11/0s, a 4 mm, three 11/0s, and the loop of an earring finding. Sew back through the three 11/0s and the 4 mm (PHOTO C). Pick up three 11/0s and sew through the last 11/0 you picked up in the outer ring, the top hole of the spacer, and the first 11/0 (PHOTO D). Retrace the thread path, secure the thread in the beadwork with a few half-hitch knots, and trim.

4. Make a second earring.

SnowicePhotoE
Photo E
SnowicePhotoF
Photo F

Pendant
1. Repeat steps 1 and 2 of “Earrings” to complete the two inner rounds of the pendant, using three-hole spacers instead of two-hole spacers (PHOTO E).

2. Sew through the middle hole of a spacer, and continue through the top hole. Pick up an 11/0, a 6 mm, an 11/0, a 6 mm, and an 11/0, and sew through the top hole of the next spacer (PHOTO F). Repeat to complete the round.

SnowicePhotoG
Photo G
3. Sew through the first 11/0 added in the third round. Pick up three 11/0s, one hole of a two-hole spacer, and 12 11/0s. Sew back through the spacer and the first three 11/0s to form a loop (PHOTO G). Sew back through the next 11/0, the spacer, and the next 11/0. Pick up three 11/0s, the second hole of the two-hole spacer, and 12 11/0s. Sew back through the spacer and the first three 11/0s to form a loop. Retrace the thread path to reinforce the bail loops, secure the thread in the beadwork with a few half-hitch knots, and trim.

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