This snow globe beading tutorial give you 25 pages of detailed instructions to guide you. You will be learning how to make a snow globe that is 4″ (10cm) high and 3″ (8cm) wide. It contains a tea light (although this feature is optional), making it into a wonderful decoration. So, let me tell you more about the project…
You just need size 11 Delicas to make your beaded snow globe.
This project uses eight different colours. Although, there is plenty of scope for you to change things up if you want to.
I also used a 6mm snap fastener (or popper) to secure the tea light in place. You can find these in any craft or sewing store. Or, you may have another option that you prefer to use.
I have also recommended some quite specific beading thread for this project. The globe section uses clear beads, so I suggest you use T-Line thread on this section. If you can’t get that thread, I have included some alternative suggestions.
You can use your favourite beading thread for the rest of the project. Just make sure you choose something that will help you get really firm beading tension.
I have added a tea light to my snow globe. It is a standard sized light, and is detailed in the pattern. (This link will take you to the exact tea lights that I used). So, if you want to use the same as me, you can!
Experience and Techniques
You are going to be working with basic beading techniques. So, there isn’t anything too difficult in any of this. I have assumed you already know the following techniques:
- Even count Peyote stitch
- Basic brick stitch
- Tubular Peyote stitch
- Circular Peyote stitch
- How to increase and decrease in Peyote
- How to shape brick stitch
However, I have also included links to free tutorials and online classes that will teach you the basics if you need them.
As you can see, this project includes a lot of different elements. So, although the techniques are not hard, you will need to be able to use your own initiative and common sense to work things out as you complete this tutorial.
About the Snow Globe Beading Tutorial
I have given you 25 pages of detailed instructions, including written instructions, diagrams, photos and word charts. So, you have a lot of information to guide you.
You also have options with this project. There are elements that you can leave out if you wish. The tea light is entirely optional, for example. In this video, I’ve explained a lot more about the project, so you should take a look at that if you’re not sure whether to try this pattern.
If you decide this isn’t for you, then I have loads more different Christmas decorations at this link.