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Frozen Seas Icicle

About this design:

Coastal inspired colors shine as this icicle sparkles in your window or on your Christmas tree. These icicles are simple to make and look expensive. Make them for your home or to embellish a gift.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need 20 gauge wire any color, (2) 12mm faceted round beads, (2) 10mm faceted round beads, (3) 6mm recycle glass round beads, (2) 5x6mm faceted rondelle beads, (3) 4mm melon beads, (3) 3mm english cut beads, (12) 3mm faceted round beads, and 1 tassel. To create your loops round nose pliers are recommended.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Items you will need.
Step 2:
Create a simple loop, this will be the top of your icicle. This is where you will want to use your round nose pliers. I used around 7.5" wire to start with.
Step 3:
String on your beads, I laid my beads out first in the order I wanted them.
Step 4:
To finish the end just create a small loose and wrap the extra wire, trim as needed. Add a tassel or charm from this loop.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    These are uber pretty! I hope to make some for my tree this year.

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    Fresh Baked says:

    Tree or window…these would add some fun sparkle!

  3. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    Great idea. Love the tassel on these.

  4. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Lovely and would be in any color scheme, but in this icy aqua palette it’s exquisite.

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Gorgeous,and I love the Frozen Seas theme. I agree they would be great on the tree,and the windows would be pretty too. I’ve been looking for a door decoration for my apt,instead of the traditional wreath. We have fire laws, and I dislike fake pine. Yuk.
    Thinking of doing these on a graduated scheme, and hanging them from a decorated coat hanger. I have a ton of Lima Glass beads. the quality does look expensive. I’ve always said the green especially looks like green quartz. I admire your creative skills,and so appreciate the inspiration. It means a lot to me. I lost my “mojo” for a bit.
    Cheers to you and hapy holiday!!

  6. Andreap at Lima
    Andreap at Lima says:

    Thank you Nancy! I love that this design inspired you, knowing that makes me want to create more:) That’s what us Lima Ladies do…support each other!

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