Prismatic Christmas: DIY Christmas Decoration at home

Prismatic Christmas: DIY Christmas Decoration at home

As Christmas draws closer, you may be thinking about how you want to decorate your home for the occasion. You can add some extra glitz to all of your holiday displays with handmade crystal ornaments constructed using our quality beading supplies. Keep reading to find out what you’ll need for this project and how to turn a small pile of beads into a glamorous icicle accent.

Materials

For this craft, you’ll need

You can get these beading tools and supplies shipped right to your door from our online store. Be sure to order bicones, briolettes, polygons, and at least one pendant.

Making the Ornament

  1. Start by cutting a four-foot piece of beading thread from the spool and threading it into your beading needle. This might seem like too much, but trust us – you’ll need it!
  2. Use a bead stopper on the open end to keep your beads from falling off, then begin threading the first beads onto the line. Begin with one 8mm briolette bead, then add two 3mm bicones. Continue with an 8mm polygon, then two more bicones. Then add another 8mm briolette and two more bicones.
  3. Once you’ve gotten this far, it’s time to start using some bigger beads. Add a 12mm briolette to the string followed by a bicone, a polygon, another bicone, and one more 12mm briolette.
  4. At this point, you will have reached the very bottom of the ornament. String six bicones together, then add the centerpiece of the whole design: a shimmering crystal pendant. Drop pendants work well for creating a dripping icicle-like effect, but you can use any shape you like. Try one of our Swarovski crystal heart pendants to evoke the warmth and togetherness of the holidays.
  5. After attaching the pendant, thread six more bicones onto the string to complete the small loop that will hold it in place. Then thread the needle back up through the entire line of beads.
  6. The final step involves creating the loop that holds the finished ornament up. To do this, thread 18 bicones together, then pull the thread toward the base of the longer string. Tie several knots at the base of the loop to keep all of the beads in place, then trim away any thread that is still showing.

When you’re done, you will have created a stunning statement piece perfect for decorating your home for the holidays. Hang it on your tree, add it to a window display, or string a few over your mantle – however you choose to show off your glittering creation, it’s sure to make an impression on everyone who visits you during this year’s festivities.

Deck the Halls… with Beads!

This ornament is just one of the many gorgeous crafts you can make with the beads and supplies we stock here at Crystal Findings. Our massive selection of crystal and stone beads, wires, beading threads, and other custom jewelry making supplies includes everything you need to tackle projects both large and small. Browse our listings today and see what else you can find to make your home sparkle this holiday season.

4 Reasons Why People Buy Swarovski Crystal Pendants

4 Reasons Why People Buy Swarovski Crystal Pendants

Jewelry makers striving to provide high-quality jewelry designs for demanding customers can’t get enough of Swarovski crystal beads and pendants. What makes these crystals such a popular choice among the many beading options on the market?

Swarovski Crystals are Beautiful and Affordable

Swarovski crystals possess the same luxurious shimmer like diamonds, and often called “simulated diamonds” as a result. However, these sparkling manmade stones are not diamonds, making them far more affordable in price.

Swarovski Designs Offer Premium Quality that Last

Swarovski crystals are the highest quality crystal pendants and beads you can find on the market today. The beautiful, lasting designs of Swarovski crystals are formed from the ideal combination of natural minerals and quartz sand and precisely cut using a hydroelectric machine. However, the exact process of creating these world-renowned crystals remains a coveted industry secret.

Swarovski Pendants and Beads are a Versatile Addition to Your Beading Stock

Swarovski crystals make for great wholesale fashion designs you can add to your inventory. They are the perfect way to add a touch of glamour to any design. Women love to wear the shimmering, multifaceted stones, which come in many different colors, effects, and coatings, making them the ideal accent for pairing with fashions from casual daywear to elegant eveningwear.

The Swarovski Product Line Continues to Expand

Swarovski offers an amazing selection of crystal types, styles, and colors, and is continually putting customer feedback to use to come up with new crystal designs. To date, the Swarovski crystal line includes:

  • Swarovski Crystal Pendants
    Swarovski crystal pendants are the ultimate design centerpiece, and are available in nearly every shape imaginable, from classic hearts and teardrop pendants to unique cubist and galactic stones.
  • Swarovski Rondelles & Balls
    Swarovski rondelles and balls are the perfect way to add a subtle shimmer or accent your design.
  • Swarovski Crystal Beads & Flat Back Stones
    Don’t fall for imitations, our expansive selection of genuine Swarovski crystal beads and flat back stones, perfect for complementing your designs, ensure lasting jewelry design and customer loyalty.
  • Swarovski Pearls
    The classic looks of Swarovski pearls resist perspiration, perfume, sunlight, and washing. Featuring a Swarovski crystal center and layered with several coats of a mother of pearl, they are durable and beautiful, making them ideal for daily wear.

Swarovski Crystal are Easy to Maintain

Unlike diamonds, Swarovski glass crystals do not require professional cleaning. They are easily cared for with a lint-free cloth and warm water, polished in circular motions to sparkling. For stubborn oils and dirt, a soft-bristled toothbrush, warm water, and a small drop of mild dish soap can return the brilliant shine of the stones.

Swarovski Crystals are Replacing Diamonds in the Market

Beautiful and affordable, many customers are turning to Swarovski crystals over more diamond jewelry. From daily wear to bridal jewelry, these crystals offer such incomparable beauty, it’s hard to pass them up for pricey diamond designs.

Add a lasting luxury to your jewelry designs. Shop the extensive selection of Swarovski wholesale beads and jewelry supplies at Crystal Findings today.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: Shimmer & Shine with Swarovski Crystal Pendants

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: Shimmer & Shine with Swarovski Crystal Pendants

Are you looking for a special Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one? Dazzle the ones you cherish with glittering Swarovski crystal pendants for Valentine’s Day. From the classic to the obscure, Crystal Findings carries the custom jewelry making supplies you need to ensure an extra-special ocassion, instantly turning your project into a dazzling work of art with the sparkling allure of Swarovski Crystals.

Shimmering Swarovski Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Everyone

Swarovski crystal heart pendants are available in an array of distinctive designs and shades. Create a jewelry design as unique as the ones you love with Swarovski crystals…

  • Swarovski heart necklace

Swarovski crystal heart pendants are available in an array of styles, sizes, and colors that are different and unique:

  • Swarovski bracelets

Devise a colorful and fun bracelet for your daughter or granddaughter with Swarovski crystal heart beads interlaced between silver or gold filled beads and findings, creating a memorable memento of your love.

  • Swarovski earrings

Design a set of striking and unique Swarovski pendant earrings, or for those that prefer a more classic look, Swarovski flat back stone posts.

  • Swarovski cufflinks

Men like to shine too, and what greater gift for the one you love than genuine Swarovski cufflinks in geometric shapes and masculine tones of Jet, Copper, or Golden Shadow.

  • Swarovski family tree

Choose your favorite shapes of Swarovski crystal beads or pendants in birthstone colors, creating a one-of-a-kind family treasure, showcasing children, parents, and lost loved ones. In any color combination, Swarovski crystal birthstones make a stunning gift.

  • Swarovski pearls

Whether used to add a touch of subtle sophistication to your favorite Swarovski pendant or standing on their own, the soft, opaque hues and opalescent luster of Swarovski pearls are coveted by all generations, whether in classic round or uniquely curved shapes.

Create a design that is as exceptional as your love with the radiance and beauty of certified Swarovski crystal pendants. Shop the vast selection of wholesale beading supplies at Crystal Findings today.