Retired - Austrian Crystal Star Ornament

PROJECT C626
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Make a stunning Austrian crystal Star Ornament this holiday season. The loop has been created using sparkling Austrian crystal bicones and pretty silver lined seed beads. This project is very easy to make
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

  1. There is a video which highlights this project: How To Make An Austrian crystal Christmas Ornament. You can watch the video or follow the written instructions below.
  2. Using your flush cutters, cut a 12 inch length of Soft Flex beading wire.
  3. Place a bead stopper on one end.
  4. String onto your beading wire: 1 Toho 11/0 silver lined crystal seed bead, 1 silver plated crimping tube, another Toho 11/0 silver lined crystal seed bead.
  5. String 1 Austrian Crystal 4mm bicone in crystal AB and 3 Toho 11/0 silver lined crystal seed beads. Repeat this pattern 10 times.
  6. String 1 Austrian Crystal 4mm bicone in crystal AB and 5 Toho 11/0 silver lined crystal seed beads. String on your Austrian Crystal 40mm star pendant. The hole of the star pendant should slide over the seed beads.
  7. Next, string 1 Austrian Crystal 4mm bicone in crystal AB and 3 Toho 11/0 silver lined crystal seed beads. Repeat this pattern 10 times.
  8. String 1 Austrian Crystal 4mm bicone in crystal AB.
  9. Remove the bead stopper from the other end of the beading wire.
  10. Thread the other end of beading wire through the crimp bead, going the opposite direction, so that the two ends criss-cross inside the crimp bead. Feed each end of beading wire through several beads adjacent to the crimp bead on each side.
  11. Pull on both wire ends, all your beads should form a tight loop when doing this. Make sure their are no gaps.
  12. Crimp your crimp bead.
  13. Cut off excess beading wire with flush cutters.
  14. Happy Holidays!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-1216 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (68 Beads)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0011 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 21 'Silver Lined Crystal' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-8441 - Austrian Crystal, 6714 Star Pendant 40mm, 1 Piece, Crystal AB
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients FCR-1216, JSK-0011, SWC-8441, XCR-5143,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. 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.
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #21 'Silver Lined Crystal' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: JSK-0011
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, Satin Silver (30 Feet)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$14.69 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)

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