You will need:
- Clear beads in 3 graduating sizes. The ones that slightly taper on one side work best.
- Thin beading wire
- Piece of string
Cut about a 20 inch piece of wire.
String one of the smallest beads to the middle of it and bend the wire.
Thread both wires through the next 14 beads, pushing one bead more to the left, the other more to the right.
Thread about 30 more small beads on each side.
Then graduate to the medium size beads and thread 22 beads on every side.
Next graduate to the largest size beads and thread about 12 of those on each side.
The twist your wire together as close to the beads as you can and cut.
Bend it over a little so it can slide into a bead and make your icicle appear seamless.
Now you have something resembling this:
Continue to twist until you reach the top of the icicle.
And that’s it!
I hope you will enjoy making some of these icicle ornaments! They are so easy to make and such an elegant sparkle on trees and garlands! Kids can help too!
I will be linking this project to several of the link parties over on the side bar.