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Northern Delights

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Northern Delights Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

You can create all kinds of fabulous decor and craft items with snowflake frames. Change up the colors, layer the frames and add cool embellishments to your heart's content. These fun snowflakes make excellent winter decorations. Hang them in windows, use them as tree toppers, turn them into ornaments and more!

Blue and Rose Gold Snowflake

Step one:
Add this pattern of beads to one of the spokes on a 9-inch 21 gauge snowflake frame:
  • Three sterling silver 6mm rose gold-plated light beads with 1.8mm holes
  • One fire-polished 10mm bead in sapphire AB
  • One fire-polished 10mm bead in celadon luster
  • Another 10mm sapphire AB bead
  • one rose gold-plated light bead
  • One 10mm sapphire AB bead
  • One 10mm celadon luster bead
  • One 10mm sapphire AB bead
  • Three rose-gold plated light beads
Make a simple loop on the end of the spoke. See our Simple Loop Handy Tip for more help on this. Repeat this step for the rest of the spokes on the snowflake frame.

Step two:
Cover the center of the snowflake frame with WireLace 1mm ribbon in copper. Wrap the WireLace around the center several times to hide the empty space. Double knot the WireLace and use pliers to squeeze the layers of WireLace together and to hide the knot.

Silver Snowflake

Step one:
Add this pattern of beads to one of the spokes on a 6-inch 21 gauge snowflake frame:
  • Two fire-polished 4mm beads in Bermuda blue
  • Two fire-polished 6mm beads in crystal and silver
  • One 8mm druk bead in crystal AB
  • One 8mm druk bead in hematite
  • Another crystal AB druk
  • Two crystal and silver fire-polished beads
  • Two Bermuda blue fire-polished beads
Close the end of the spoke with a simple loop. Repeat this step for all of the spokes of the snowflake.

Step two:
Wrap the pale silver WireLace around the center of the snowflake frame to hide the empty space.

Step three:
Wrap Wirelace 1mm ribbon in pale silver around the simple loop on one of the spokes using the same technique from step two of the blue and rose gold snowflake. Repeat this step for all of the spokes.

Purple Snowflake

Step one:
To make the center snowflake, add an alternating pattern of six fire-polished 4mm beads in tanzanite and fuchsia and five fire-polished 3mm beads in topaz AB to a spoke on a 3.75-inch 21 gauge snowflake frame. Finish the end of the spoke with a simple loop and repeat this step for all spokes on the snowflake. Set aside.

Step two:
Add this pattern to a 6-inch snowflake frame:
  • One tanzanite and fuchsia bead
  • One 6mm druk bead in purple iris
  • one topaz AB bead
  • One purple iris druk
  • One topaz AB bead
  • One purple iris druk
  • One tanzanite and fuchsia bead
  • One purple iris druk
  • One topaz AB bead
  • One purple iris druk
  • One topaz AB bead
  • One purple iris druk
  • One tanzanite and fuchsia bead
  • One purple iris druk
Make a simple loop at the end of the spoke. Repeat this step for all spokes on the snowflake.

Step three:
Wrap the two snowflake frames together using WireLace 1mm ribbon in marigold.

Brown Snowflake

Step one:
Add the following pattern to a 3.75-inch snowflake frame:
  • One fire-polished 3mm bead in bronze
  • One fire-polished 4mm bead in crystal twilight
  • One 4mm druk bead in chocolate pearl coat
  • One 4mm crystal twilight bead
  • One 3mm bronze bead
  • One 4mm crystal twilight bead
  • One chocolate pearl coat druk
  • One 4mm crystal twilight bead
  • One 3mm bronze bead
  • One 4mm crystal twilight bead
  • One chocolate pearl coat druk
Add two-part five minute epoxy to the end of the spoke and add a 3mm bronze bead. Allow the bead to dry in place. Repeat this step for all of the spokes of the snowflake.

Step two:
Repeat the previous step to create another 3.75-inch snowflake.

Step three:
Wrap the two snowflake frames together using WireLace 1mm ribbon in pale gold.
Approximate Size: 4 to 8.5 inches
Estimated Time:Two Hours
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-612)
German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507)
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5)
List of Components:
9-Inch Snowflake Frame 21 gauge (5pc Pack) (SNOW-0003, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 10mm Sapphire AB (20pc Pack) (FPS-SAPAB10, qty 2)
Fire-Polished Bead 10mm Celadon Luster (20pc Pack) (FPS-LS-CEL10, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 6mm Rose Gold-Plated Light Bead - 1.8mm Hole (BEAD-3400, qty 42)
WireLace Ribbon 1mm Copper, 10 Yd Spool (STRNG-0158, qty 1)


6-Inch Snowflake Frame 21 gauge (5pc Pack) (SNOW-0002, qty 1)
Druk Bead 8mm Crystal AB (25pc Pack) (DRUKS-CRYAB8, qty 1)
Druk Bead 8mm Hematite (25pc Pack) (DRUKS-HEM8, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Bermuda Blue (100pc Pack) (FPS-BRB4, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Crystal and Silver (50pc Pack) (FPS-CRS6, qty 1)
WireLace Ribbon 1mm Pale Silver, 10 Yd Spool (STRNG-0166, qty 1)


6-Inch Snowflake Frame 21 gauge (5pc Pack) (SNOW-0002, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Topaz AB (120pc Pack) (FPS-TOPAB3, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Tanzanite and Fuchsia (100pc Pack) (FPS-TFU4, qty 1)
Druk Bead 6mm Purple Iris (50pc Pack) (DRUKS-IR-PUR6, qty 1)
3.75-Inch Snowflake Frame 21 gauge (8pc Pack) (SNOW-0001, qty )
WireLace Ribbon 1mm Marigold, 10 Yd Spool (STRNG-0161, qty 1)


3.75-Inch Snowflake Frame 21 gauge (8pc Pack) (SNOW-0001, qty 2)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Crystal Twilight (100pc Pack) (FPS-CRYTW4, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Bronze (120pc Pack) (FPS-BRZ3, qty 1)
Druk Bead 4mm Chocolate Pearl Coat (100pc Pack) (DRUKS-PC-CHO4, qty 1)
WireLace Ribbon 1mm Pale Gold, 10 Yd Spool (STRNG-0165, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

9-Inch Snowflake Frame 21 gauge (5pc Pack)
Code: SNOW-0003
Diameter 9 Inch, Wire Gauge 21 gauge 
1-45-910+
$7.99$6.99$5.99
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 10mm Sapphire AB (20pc Pack)
Code: FPS-SAPAB10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
Sale Price: $2.27
Price: $3.25
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 10mm Celadon Luster (20pc Pack)
Code: FPS-LS-CEL10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-45-910+
$3.54$3.28$3.05
Qty>
Sterling Silver 6mm Rose Gold-Plated Light Bead - 1.8mm Hole
Code: BEAD-3400
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.8mm/13 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.39 $1.04$1.28 $0.96$1.18 $0.88
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 1mm Copper, 10-Yard Spool (30 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0158
Length 10 yds, Width 1mm 
1-23-56+
$13.79$12.85$11.98
Qty>
6-Inch Snowflake Frame 21 gauge (5pc Pack)
Code: SNOW-0002
Diameter 6 Inch, Wire Gauge 21 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.39$3.19$2.99
Qty>
Druk Bead 8mm Crystal AB (25pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-CRYAB8
Length 7.5mm, Width 7.5-8mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.89$1.75$1.61
Qty>
Druk Bead 8mm Hematite (25pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-HEM8
Length 7.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.89$1.75$1.61
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Bermuda Blue (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-BRB4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-45-910+
$3.16$2.92$2.71
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Crystal and Silver (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-CRS6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.72$2.52$2.33
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 1mm Pale Silver, 10-Yard Spool (30 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0166
Length 10 yds, Width 1mm 
1-23-56+
$13.66$12.73$11.87
Qty>
6-Inch Snowflake Frame 21 gauge (5pc Pack)
Code: SNOW-0002
Diameter 6 Inch, Wire Gauge 21 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.39$3.19$2.99
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Topaz AB (120pc Pack)
Code: FPS-TOPAB3
Length 3mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.36$3.11$2.88
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Tanzanite and Fuchsia (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-TFU4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-45-910+
$3.16$2.92$2.71
Qty>
Druk Bead 6mm Purple Iris (50pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-IR-PUR6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$2.01$1.86$1.71
Qty>
3.75-Inch Snowflake Frame 21 gauge (8-Piece Pack)
Code: SNOW-0001
Diameter 3.75 Inch, Wire Gauge 21 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.49$3.19$2.89
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 1mm Marigold, 10-Yard Spool (30 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0161
Length 10 yds, Width 1mm 
1-23-56+
$13.79$12.85$11.98
Qty>
3.75-Inch Snowflake Frame 21 gauge (8-Piece Pack)
Code: SNOW-0001
Diameter 3.75 Inch, Wire Gauge 21 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.49$3.19$2.89
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Crystal Twilight (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-CRYTW4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-45-910+
$3.16$2.92$2.71
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Bronze (120pc Pack)
Code: FPS-BRZ3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-45-910+
$3.67$3.40$3.16
Qty>
Druk Bead 4mm Chocolate Pearl Coat (100pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-PC-CHO4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.74$2.54$2.35
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 1mm Pale Gold, 10-Yard Spool (30 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0165
Length 10 yds, Width 1mm 
1-23-56+
$13.79$12.85$11.98
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-612
Price: $51.83
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German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $31.91
Qty>
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Price: $5.62
Qty>



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