Crystal Icicles Ornament Instructions

This is an ideal ornament: takes just a couple minutes to make, is very easy to make, costs little, but is completely elegant. These would look so good en masse. Cut a piece of wire (18 gauge is my favorite-- doesn't bend too easily) an inch or two longer than the finished length you want. Using needle-nosed pliers, bend one end of the wire around and through a small clear plastic bead, then anchor it by twisting the end of wire around itself a couple times so it won't come undone. String about 3 or 4 more beads of the same size. Now put the same number of a little larger beads, then repeat with medium triangle or star beads, and finish with large tri- or star beads. With the remaining wire, fashion a discreet loop for hanging. Experiment until it looks good to you.