Dazzle-it Snowflake Frame Ideas

This snowflake ornament is made up of broken jewelry components.

Most of us have a few old and broken pieces of jewelry somewhere in our drawers or jewelry box.  A few of those pieces may even have sentimental value. I am taking those old pieces and turning them into ornaments I can enjoy and showcase.  All I need to do is cut the string for this old pearl necklace and I have plenty of beads to work with.  Once I add in the old wood bead necklace, I also have some interesting focal beads.

Instead of using a plier to twist each strung wire closed, they pushed an earring back into place.  These hold all my beads beautifully and create a professional looking finish.  I could permanently glue them, or leave them as is so I can reuse the beads in another project later.

The more you play with these snowflake frames the more ideas you will have.

Snowflake frames are available in three sizes.

Snowflakes with Czech Fire Polished Flat Oval Beads and Cloisonne Beads

Our Dazzle-it Snowflake frame is the ideal project for anyone with a collection of interesting beads.

For this project, Czech fire polished flat oval beads and cloisonne beads combine to create a gorgeous ornament.

You have millions of options to make your own one of a kind snowflake.

Our snowflake frames are available in three sizes.

The Not So Creepy Crystal Spiderwed

The spiderweb is so easy to make, but it is hard to create a creepy spiderweb for halloween when you use beautiful glass Ori beads for your project.

I have been making some gorgeous ornaments with my beads and the Dazzle-it Snowflake frame.  The frames are available in three sizes and today’s spiderweb is a medium sized frame.

I had just the right amount of black crystals for my project.

Once all my prongs were filled I started to add my webbing.  A simple twist of a wire was all I needed to hold the beads in place.

I tried to make it less perfect by adding one less bead here and there.

I was starting to get nervous that I would run out of beads.  Luckily I had a third strand of these smaller black beads.  In the end, I used three 8 inch strands of small beads and one and a half strands of the larger bead.

I am very pleased with the final webbing.  Now I am on the hunt for an actual spider to attach to it.

Dazzle-it Snowflake Frames

These snowflakes are a gorgeous addition to any decorating projects.  Naturally, they are associated with Christmas, but by selecting different colours, they could be showcased year round in windows and in other home dec designs.

They are a simple concept with unlimited possibilities for ornamentation.  Frames are available in three sizes.

When I want to create a snowflake I usually pre select the beads to see if I can create an interesting pattern.  The wire will even accept 4mm Swarovski bicone beads, so I can use almost any bead in my collection.

The wire is silver plated and is very strong.  I would not recommend shaping the prong ends or cutting it with my good jewelry making tools.  I have been using an older set of tools and a pair of pliers from my regular tool box to finish my snowflakes.  This is not intended for children.  If you want to have children participate, have them design their snowflake, but adults should finish the prong ends if the wire is being manipulated.

You also want to remind yourself to leave about 1/2 inch of wire if you plan to bend the prong ends.

If you don’t leave enough wire, this will happen.  It might hold your beads, but it does not look finished and may catch on clothes or curtains.

I have strong hands, so I am able to make a rounded edge.

Since you have to do this six times, you’ll find that you will get better and better at leaving just the right amount of wire on each snowflake prong.

I have also discovered that making a flatter prong end with regular pliers looks just a pretty.

You just want to be sure to close this gap to keep your snowflake perfect.

You could also use a combination of glued ends with bent wire ends.

For this snowflake I glued small beads to 5 of 6 prong ends.  I only bent one of the prong wire ends so I could hang my ornament with wire or ribbon.

The classic tree ornament hook can be used to display these pretty snowflakes.

When you design your snowflakes, you’ll find that by changing the centre beads, you can get a tighter grouping.  Mixing and matching makes this enjoyable.

I used chiffon ribbon to finish these.  You could also use rattail, satin ribbons, cotton cords and even a thinner leather cord.

Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

I don’t think there is a jewelry maker or beader on the planet that would not want a beaded snowflake.

The idea is so simple!  This wire frame is the perfect design to showcase a great collection of crystals or other beads.

Tools are minimal.  It is a good idea to have a round nose plier handy.

Once you have added beads to a section, a twist with your plier keeps them in place.

These are classic colours for a snowflake.

The rondells were a great way to keep my centre balanced.

The snowflakes are packaged in three sizes.

3.75 inch – 8 pieces,  6 inches – 5 peices and 9 inches – 5 peices

Snowflakes You Will Want to See!

Yesterday on the Dazzle-it blog I showed off the first snowflake I made with glass beads and the snowflake frames that are on sale right now.  Yesterday’s snowflake was pink and a very retro Christmas colour.  Today I am showing you my class Christmas colour scheme.

The red ornament was made with the smallest frame: 3.7 inches wide.

 The beads featured are red coroline bronze donuts.

This is the nine inch frame.  I thought this turned out beautiful!

1.  Fire polished emerald beads.  2.  Glass Fancy oval bead. 3.  Green Wavy Icy glass beads.

My green snowflake with the pink one from yesterday’s post.  They look great stacked!

Snowflake Wire Frames-Now On Sale!

Here is another wonderful reason to collect beads!

John Bead has three sizes of snowflake wire frames.  All you do is add your favorite beads and then with a quick twist with a round nose plier your beads are held in place.

This is the prettiest snowflake!

I used pink glass beads.  Pink is a wonderful addition to a green Christmas tree.

Light pink matte firepolished beads.

 Dazzle-It Snowflake Frame 3.75in (8pcs)

Dazzle-It Snowflake Frame 6in (5pcs)

 Dazzle-It Snowflake Frame 9in (5pcs)