Elsa Beaded Snowflake Tutorial


For this project you will need a 3″ snowflake form, 10mm pearls, seed beads in sizes 11 and 15, two Swarovski Rivolis and some Superduos. You will be working in Peyote stitch and the project is suitable for improvers and beyond. The finished snowflake measures 6″ (15cm) across.

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About Elsa Beaded Snowflake

I’ve been fascinated by snowflakes for many years – who isn’t?! Over this time I have tried several beaded versions, some using wire, some using bead-weaving techniques.

Elsa Beaded Snowflake was inspired by the Frozen movie, particularly the delicate silvery-turquoise colouring. This design is actually the second in a series that has been evolving in my head for a while.

The first in the series used crystal spike beads to decorate the snowflake arms. It was made using Right Angle Weave and, as I was making it, I could just imagine the reaction. Few people like Right Angle Weave (there are exceptions and for those of you, do enjoy that snowflake design!). So I sat there thinking that I should have used Peyote stitch instead.

Never one to overlook an idea, this soon evolved into the Elsa Beaded Snowflake. I spent time searching out the delicate silvery-turquoise beads. Then combined them with sparkling crystal Rivolis and silver-crystal shaded Superduos. The Peyote stitch enabled me to incorporate a delicate pattern into each snowflake arm. So the detail of the design is really apparent close up.


You will want to be familiar with tubular Peyote stitch for this project. But if it is new to you, don’t worry – I have a free tutorial here to get you through the basics.

Although Elsa Beaded Snowflake uses Superduos, it keeps things simple with these beads. So you don’t need any advanced beading skills to make this. The Rivoli casings use a tiny bit of the most basic Right Angle Weave. Again, if this stitch is unfamiliar, you can find a free tutorial here. So, this project is perfect whatever your level. You are going to be making the snowflake in small stages which makes it a great project to spread over time and it is one that will take a few hours to make.

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