Icicle Ornament

by admin on December 17, 2013

 

This is a simple yet pretty ornament to make.   My photo doesn’t show this ornament to its full potential.  The white beads are pearlized white beads.    I enjoy giving these as gifts in packs of three.

Materials List

Acrylic Clear Faceted Round 10mm
Acrylic Clear Faceted round 6 mm
Plastic Opaque AB White Round 8mm  (pearl look)
Plastic Opaque AB White Round 4 mm  (pearl look)
Glass crackle clear heart 18x13mm on 16 inch strand – Fire Mountain Gems Item number# H203988GL
18 gauge silver colored wire

Tools
Jewelry wire cutter
Jewelry round needle nose pliers
Ruler

 

Instructions

1.  Measure and cut a 4 1/4-inch piece of 18 gauge wire.  Using the round needle nose pliers, make a small loop at one end.
2.  Thread the beads on in the following order:

2 4mm pearl beads
1 clear 6mm bead
1 4mm pearl bead
1 clear 6 mm bead
1 4mm pearl bead
1 clear 6 mm bead
1 4mm pearl bead
1 8mm pearl bead
1 10mm clear bead
1 4mm pearl bead
heart bead
1 4mm pearl bead
1 10mm clear bead

3.  Using round needle nose pliers, fashion a loop to finish the icicle.
4.   Measure and cut a 4-inch piece of wire for the hanger.  Loop it through the top loop of the icicle and close with round needle nose pliers.   Using pliers, twist the wire into a hanger shape.

A variation is to substitute 6 mm Crystal bicone, light blue for the 6mm clear beads and 8mm light blue crystal for the 10mm clear beads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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