Retired - December Sky Ornament

Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Luxuriously elegant, this Swarovski bedecked holiday ornament will instantly become a treasured keepsake. Make one for yourself or to give as a gift.
  1. This entire project is demonstrated in the video How To Make A Filigree And Swarovski Crystal Ornament.
  2. To get started, sandwich your two identical pieces of filigree together, so that the "good" side is facing out on both pieces.
  3. Cut your 26 gauge silver wire according to the length in the video, and then following what you learned in the video, begin to wire wrap your Swarovski Crystal bicones. Follow all the directions in the video until you have wire wrapped all your beads on all 4 sides of the filigree.
  4. Note that the video shows using a pear shaped Swarovski crystal pendant in the following step. I chose not to use one for this project, if you are interested, it is item number SWC-4000, a 16mm Swarovski pear pendant in crystal.
  5. Cut a 12 inch length of beading wire.
  6. String 6 Swarovski 4mm bicone beads and 1 silver plated crimp bead onto the beading wire. Slide all of these to the middle of the beading wire. Thread the beading wire through one of the openwork teardrop shape holes in the filigree. Make it so that 3 bicones are on each side. Take the beading wire tail (without the crimp bead) and thread it up through the crimp bead, going in the same direction as the other beading wire. Pull snug (you will have both tails sticking upwards.Crimp your crimp bead. DO NOT CUT WIRES.
  7. Now thread onto each tail of beading wire: 5 bicones, 1 crimp bead, 5 bicones, 1 crimp bead, 5 bicones, 1 crimp bead, and 5 more bicones. Onto one of the tails, add another crimp bead. Take the tail without the crimp bead and thread it through the crimp bead on the other tail going in the opposite direction. Pull both wire tails tight. Crimp the crimp bead and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  8. Happy Holidays!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-1210 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (95 Beads)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5723 - Antiqued Silver Plated Full Openwork Flower Filigree Stamping 62mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBI-1400 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • SWC-85100 - Swarovski Crystal, 3700 Flower Margarita Beads 8mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal Foiled
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2630 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67523 - Beadalon Beading Wire Silver Color 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Christmas
Ingredients FCR-1210, PND-5723, SWBI-1400, SWC-85100, WNT-2630, XCR-67523,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Beadalon Crimp Beads, 1.3mm, 95 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 95 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: FCR-1210
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1400
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire, 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.75 / Package | SKU: WNT-2630
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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