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Prismatic Christmas Ornament

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Prismatic Christmas Ornament Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

Replicating the light-catching icicles outside your window, this incredible display of Swarovski crystals is sure to make your Christmas sparkle! Hang it on the tree or all year round as beautiful home décor.

Step one:
Thread approximately 4 feet of Beadsmith Crystal Fireline onto a #11 short beading needle and clip the open ends with a bead stopper.

Step two:
Thread the following beads onto the fireline in this order:
  • one Swarovski 8mm briolette bead in Crystal
  • two Swarovski 3mm XILION bicone in Crystal
  • one Swarovski 8mm lucerna bead in Crystal
  • two XILION bicones
  • one 8mm briolette
  • two XILION bicones
  • one Swarovski 12mm briolette bead in Crystal
  • one XILION bicone
  • one lucerna bead
  • one XILION bicone
  • one 12mm briolette
Step three:
Thread six more XILION bicones onto the strand. Then, thread the needle through a Swarovski 50mm polygon drop pendant in Crystal, and then thread six more XILION bicones. Thread the needle back up through the strand of beads from Step two.

Step four:
Thread the needle with 18 more XILION bicones to create the loop at the top. Bring the needle back down towards the strand and tie a knot to close off the loop. Tie a couple more knots for a secure hold, and cut off any excess thread.
Approximate size: 6 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 yards (6lb test) (FL06CR50)
Assorted sizes big eye beading needles 6-pack (NEED-15)
Bead stopper - 6-piece pack (BEADSTPR)
List of Components:
Swarovski 6015 50mm Polygon Drop Pendant Crystal (6015-CRYS50, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal (5328-CRYS3, qty 38)
Swarovski 5040 12mm Briolette Bead Crystal (5040-CRYS12, qty 2)
Swarovski 5030 8mm Lucerna Bead Crystal (5030-CRY8, qty 2)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Crystal (5040-CRYS8, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6015 50mm Polygon Drop Pendant Crystal
Swarovski 6015 50mm Polygon Drop Pendant Crystal
Code: 6015-CRYS50
Height 50mm, Width 25mm 
1-23-56+
$21.29 $17.03$19.29 $15.43$17.49 $13.99
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Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal
Code: 5328-CRYS3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05
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Swarovski 5040 12mm Briolette Bead Crystal
Swarovski 5040 12mm Briolette Bead Crystal
Code: 5040-CRYS12
Length 8mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.45 $1.16$1.31 $1.04$1.17 $0.93
Qty>
Swarovski 5030 8mm Lucerna Bead Crystal
Swarovski 5030 8mm Lucerna Bead Crystal
Code: 5030-CRY8
Length 8mm, Width 7mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.11 $0.88$1.01 $0.80$0.91 $0.72
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Crystal
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Crystal
Code: 5040-CRYS8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.70 $0.56$0.62 $0.49$0.56 $0.44
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5520 12mm Graphic Crystal AB
Swarovski 5520 12mm Graphic Crystal AB
Code: 5520-CAB12
Length 12mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.51 $1.20$1.35 $1.08$1.23 $0.98
Qty>
Swarovski 5601 8mm Crystal Cube Crystal AB
Swarovski 5601 8mm Crystal Cube Crystal AB
Code: 5601-CRYSAB8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-56-1112+
$1.70 $1.36$1.52 $1.21$1.38 $1.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal AB 2x
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal AB 2x
Code: 5000-CRYS2AB6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.39 $0.31$0.35 $0.28$0.31 $0.24
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test)
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test)
Code: FL06CR50
Diameter .008 inches, 50 yards 
Sale Price: $7.43
Price: $9.29
Qty>
The BeadSmith Assorted Sizes Big Eye Beading Needles 6-Pack
The BeadSmith Assorted Sizes Big Eye Beading Needles 6-Pack
Code: NEED-15
Length 2-5 inches 
1-56-1112+
$3.74 $2.99$3.39 $2.71$3.04 $2.43
Qty>
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-56-1112+
$4.17 $3.33$3.77 $3.01$3.42 $2.73
Qty>



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