Let it Snow: Snowflake Jewelry

Design Idea A394 Earrings

by Dan Day, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Snowflakes are ideal for jewelry designs because of their unique structures and what they symbolize.

Let it Snow: Snowflake Jewelry It's sometimes hard to believe there are people on this planet who have never experienced a snowflake. They've never had the joy of catching a snowflake midflight on the tip of their tongue, marveling at their intricate, seemingly unique crystal patterns and beholding their beautiful white-reflected purity.

The sight of millions of snowflakes, gently descending from the heavens, makes the pulse quicken in the young and young-at-heart at the prospect of frolicking in a fresh blanket of snow.

Snowflakes symbolize many things, including: Christmas, a white Christmas, the Star of Bethlehem, winter and winter solstice, Winter Olympics, winter sports, inclement weather and driving conditions such as a snowstorm or blizzard.

"Nature is full of genius, full of divinity, so that not a single snowflake escapes its fashioning hand."
- Henry David Thoreau

Snowflake Beads and Components

Design Elements

A range of component sizes lets you determine how prominent snowflakes will be in your jewelry design.

Beaded snowflakes
Beaded snowflakes offer some variations on white and add a subtle holiday tone to any design.

Snowflake charms, pendants, drops and focals
Snowflake charms, pendants, drops and focals are available in a myriad of patterns in Crystal Passions® crystal, rhinestones and glitter with “pewter” (zinc-based alloy), brass, sterling silver and other finishes. Use a single focal point or multiple snowflakes to create the feeling of a winter wonderland.

Snowflake Rondelle Beads
Let it Snow: Snowflake Jewelry

Let it Snow: Snowflake Jewelry Snowflake Charms

Snow Quartz Beads
Snow quartz beads, with their milky-white color and crystal structure, are a natural addition to any snowflake design.

Snowflake Findings
Complete the frosty feeling with snowflake findings including beads caps, links and spacer bars.

Snow Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components
Snowflake Findings

Let it Snow: Snowflake Jewelry Snowflake Design Ideas

With the snowflake being a symbol of winter and Christmas, you'll want to make a snowflake ornament for holiday decorating or just celebrating the season.

This snowflake ornament is made from Apoxie® Sculpt and mica powder sections on a steel wire ornament frame. The link will take you to step-by-step instructions to make your own variations.

Of course, snowflakes are an essential element in a Christmas-themed bracelet:
  • Crystal Passions crystal snowflakes get all the love in design idea 811Z titled, as you might expect, Crystal Snowflake.
  • Design idea 760T features ruby snowflake earrings with sterling silver cubic zirconia flower drops doing double duty as snowflakes.

Let it Snow: Snowflake Jewelry

Capture the beauty, complexity and purity of snowflakes in your jewelry designs. And, unlike snowflakes drifting in the great outdoors, your designs will be enjoyed by many for years to come.

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