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Retro Ice Ornament

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Retro Ice Ornament Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Each of these stunning ornaments displays multi-faceted Swarovski crystal beads that will dance beautifully beneath the ambient lights of your Christmas tree. The aurora borealis finish on the beads adds a shimmery touch of iridescence with a retro feel. These ornaments are simple to create and will make wonderful Christmas gifts for your friends and family!

Step one:
Cut three 6 1/2-inch sections of round 20 gauge half hard sterling silver wire. Bend the tip of the wire to form a stopper or head and squeeze with a pair of chain nose pliers.

Step two:
Next, thread the beads onto the wires. For the first ornament, we used the following Swarovski beads in this order: a 5mm faceted Crystal bicone, an 8mm Crystal Transmission V margarita bead, an 8mm faceted Crystal AB roundelle, an 8mm margarita bead, a 15mm faceted elongated Crystal AB bicone, a 10mm margarita bead, a 16mm Crystal AB chessboard bead, a 10mm margarita bead, a 15mm elongated bicone, an 8mm margarita bead, an 8mm roundelle, an 8mm margarita bead, a 15mm elongated bicone and a 5mm bicone. Finish with a wrapped loop. For help creating a wrapped loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.


For the second ornament, we used the following Swarovski beads in this order: a 5mm faceted crystal bicone, a 12mm faceted crystal ab roundelle, a 6mm faceted crystal ab round, a 17mm crystal artemis bead, a 7mm faceted crystal ab round, an 18mm faceted crystal ab roundelle, a 7mm crystal ab round, a 17mm artemis bead, a 6mm crystal ab round, a 12mm crystal ab roundelle, a 5mm crystal bicone, an 8mm faceted crystal ab roundelle, and a 5mm crystal bicone. Finish the ornament the same way you finished the first ornament in step two.

For the third ornament, we used the following Swarovski beads in this order: a 5mm faceted Crystal AB round, an 8mm faceted Crystal AB roundelle, a 12mm Crystal AB artemis bead, a 12mm Crystal AB margarita bead, a 12mm faceted Crystal AB roundelle, a 18mm twist Crystal bead, a 12mm Crystal AB roundelle, a 12mm margarita bead, a 12mm artemis bead, an 8mm Crystal AB roundelle, a 15mm faceted elongated Crystal AB bicone, and a 5mm Crystal AB round. Finish this ornament the same way you finished the first two.
Approximate size: 4 ¼ inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Sterling silver wire round 20 gauge half hard-approx. 1 troy oz (19ft) (SSWR20HH1)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters-semi flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5000 5mm faceted round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB5, qty 2)
Swarovski 5040 8mm faceted roundelle Crystal AB (5040-CRYSAB8, qty 5)
Swarovski 5540 12mm artemis bead Crystal AB (5540-CAB12, qty 2)
Swarovski 3700 12mm margarita bead Crystal AB (3700-CAB12, qty 2)
Swarovski 5040 12mm faceted roundelle Crystal AB (5040-CRYSAB12, qty 4)
Swarovski 5621 18mm twist Crystal (5621-CRY18, qty 1)
Swarovski 5205 15mm faceted elongated bicone Crystal AB (5205-CRYSAB15, qty 4)
Swarovski 5328 5mm faceted bicone Crystal AB (5328-CRYSAB5, qty 2)
Swarovski 3700 8mm margarita bead Crystal Transmission V (3700-CTRV8, qty 4)
Swarovski 5005 16mm chessboard bead Crystal AB (5005-CAB16, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 5mm faceted bicone Crystal (5328-CRYS5, qty 3)
Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB6, qty 2)
Swarovski 5540 17mm artemis bead Crystal (5540-CRY17, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 7mm faceted round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB7, qty 2)
Swarovski 5040 18mm faceted roundelle Crystal AB (5040-CRYSAB18, qty 1)
Swarovski 3700 10mm margarita bead Crystal AB (3700-CAB10, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 5mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB5
Diameter 5mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.42 $0.36$0.39 $0.33$0.36 $0.31
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Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5040-CRYSAB8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.85 $0.75$0.79 $0.69$0.74 $0.65
Qty>
Swarovski 5540 12mm Artemis Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5540-CAB12
Length 12mm, Diameter 9.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.77 $1.54$1.67 $1.45$1.57 $1.36
Qty>
Swarovski 3700 12mm Margarita Bead Crystal AB
Code: 3700-CAB12
Diameter 12mm, Total Height 4.5mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.00 $0.85$0.94 $0.80$0.88 $0.75
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 12mm Briolette Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5040-CRYSAB12
Length 8mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.63 $1.44$1.53 $1.35$1.44 $1.27
Qty>
Swarovski 5621 18mm Twist Crystal
Code: 5621-CRY18
Length 18mm, Width 18mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.61 $2.24$2.46 $2.11$2.32 $1.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Crystal AB
Code: 5328-CRYSAB5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.20 $0.17$0.18 $0.16$0.17 $0.15
Qty>
Swarovski 5005 16mm Chessboard Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5005-CAB16
Diameter 16mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-34-78+
$5.29 $4.66$5.01 $4.41$4.75 $4.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Crystal
Code: 5328-CRYS5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.10 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.52 $0.45$0.49 $0.42$0.45 $0.39
Qty>
Swarovski 5540 17mm Artemis Bead Crystal
Code: 5540-CRY17
Length 17mm, Diameter 13mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.54 $3.02$3.34 $2.85$3.15 $2.69
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 7mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB7
Diameter 7mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.64 $0.57$0.59 $0.52$0.56 $0.50
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 18mm Briolette Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5040-CRYSAB18
Length 11.5-12mm, Diameter 18mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.58 $3.18$3.39 $3.01$3.20 $2.84
Qty>
Swarovski 3700 10mm Margarita Bead Crystal AB
Code: 3700-CAB10
Diameter 10mm, Total Height 3.5mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.81 $0.70$0.76 $0.65$0.71 $0.61
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5500 9 x 6mm Teardrop Crystal
Code: 5500-CRYS9X6
Length 9mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.66 $0.58$0.62 $0.54$0.58 $0.51
Qty>
Swarovski 5500 9 x 6mm Teardrop Crystal AB
Code: 5500-CRYSAB9X6
Length 9mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.82 $0.71$0.77 $0.66$0.72 $0.62
Qty>
Swarovski 5523 12mm Cosmic Crystal AB
Code: 5523-CRYSAB12
Length 12mm, Width 10.5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.57 $1.38$1.48 $1.30$1.39 $1.22
Qty>
Swarovski 5305 5mm Roundelle Crystal
Code: 5305-CRYS5
Length 3mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.25 $0.22$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19
Qty>
Swarovski 5520 12mm Graphic Crystal
Code: 5520-CRY12
Length 12mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.45$1.37$1.28
Qty>
Swarovski 5020 8mm Helix Crystal AB
Code: 5020-CRYSAB8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.02 $0.89$0.96 $0.83$0.90 $0.78
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft)
Code: SSWR20HH1
20 Gauge, 19 Feet (Approx) 
Sale Price: $37.58
Price: $41.99
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Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.79
Price: $7.67
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Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.24
Price: $11.56
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