FREE Christmas Tree Decorations Craft Tutorial

Swarovski Christmas Tree Decorations

Swarovski Christmas Tree Decorations

Make some dazzling Crystal Garlands with some memory wire and CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements beads and pendants and add some sparkle to your Christmas tree this year.

As seen the the Christmas issue of My Weekly Magazine… designed by Shiney Company.

Make these dazzling decorations in just 15 minutes and add some sparkle and style to your Christmas tree this year. Use these simple steps to create some impressive jewellery designs too! You don’t need any previous experience to make, wear or gift these Christmas sparklers!

Tree Decoration – Garland in Red/Gold/Green with Green Heart Pendant
Tools and materials

Round Nose pliers
Memory Wire Cutters (optional)
4½cm (1¾”) diameter steel memory wire
1 x triangle bail (to hang the heart pendant)
31cms (12”) of 7mm width Light Gold Satin
18cms (7”) of 7mm width Emerald Green Satin

CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements Beads:
16 x 4mm Crystal Dorado Xilion/Bicone Beads
8 x 5mm Siam Xilion/Bicone Beads
6 x 5mm Emerald Xilion/Bicone Beads
1 x 10mm Emerald Xilion/Bicone Bead
1 x 18mm Emerald Heart Pendant

Please Note: CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements diamond shaped beads are referred to as Xilion or Bicone Beads.

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Step 1

Take one circle of memory wire (overlapping ends by approx. 1.2cms or ½”). Using the round nose pliers, turn a loop in one end of the wire.

Step 1

Step 1



Step 2

Thread the beads alternating Emerald and Siam beads with a 4mm Dorado in-between, beginning with a Dorado followed by a Siam. Add the 10mm Emerald at the centre and continue until all beads are used.

Step 2

Step 2


Step 3

Leaving approx. 1cm (just under ½”) of wire (trim if necessary) and turn a small loop with the round nose pliers.

Step 3

Step 3


Step 4

Pull apart the triangle bail and hook it through the overlapping loops. Position the bail over the holes in the pendant and gently press together with your fingers.

Step 4

Step 4


Step 5

With the Lt Gold Satin, make a larks knot and attach at the centre. Tie a knot at in the two ends and trim. Tie a small bow with the emerald ribbon just above the larks knot.

Step 5

Step 5


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Tips

Stop ribbon from fraying – Quickly and carefully run a lighter flame over the end.

If you don’t have memory wire cutters use an old pair of cutters from the shed – they need to be tough to cut through steel.

Use these techniques to make fabulous jewellery as gifts or to wear!

Crystal Star Necklace on Cord

Crystal Star Necklace on Cord

Gold Star Pendant on Cord

Follow steps 1 to 4 and make a pendant in the colours of your choice; we’ve used Crystal Dorado and Crystal Golden Shadow with a 20mm Star Pendant. For Step 5, add a long length of faux suede or cord and tie a slip knot at the back.

Glitzy Choker and Bracelet

Crystal Necklace and Bracelet Set

Crystal Necklace and Bracelet Set

Add some glamour to your Christmas outfit with these sparkling accessories. For the choker, use a necklace size memory wire with a 28 x 14mm CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements pendant in the centre. We’ve alternated 6mm White Opal AB (aurora borealis) and Crystal Moonlight with a 4mm Crystal Comet Agent Light in-between. Tie a ribbon through the loops at the back to adjust the size.

Adorn your wrist with crystals. This wrap around bracelet fits all sizes. Colours match the choker, but this time we’ve added some large Crystal AB beads and a few smaller Moonlight ones too.

Resources:

Shiney Company – Bristol 0117 300 9800 or Bath 01225 332 506 Online at www.shineyrocks.co.uk