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Crystal Bicone Beads – Preciosa Crystal – 4mm Mix
Crystal Bicone Beads – Preciosa Crystal – 6mm Mix
Czech Glass Fire Polished Round Beads
Czech Glass Fire Polished Round Beads – 3mm
Czech Glass Fire Polished Round Beads – 4mm
Czech Glass Fire Polished Round Beads – 6mm
Czech Glass Fire Polished Round Beads – 8mm
Czech Glass Rondell Disk Spacer Beads
Czech Preciosa Forget-Me-Knot Flower Beads
Gemstone Beads ~ Semi-Precious Chips
Preciosa Crystal Round Pearl Beads x 4mm
Preciosa Crystal Round Pearl Beads x 6mm
Preciosa Crystal Round Pearl Beads x 8mm
Preciosa Crystal Round Pearl Beads x 10mm
SuperDuo Two-Hole Czech Glass Seed Beads
Angels, Fairies, Wings Craft Charms
Crystal Octagons – Coloured AB Range
Crystal Octagons – Preciosa Crystal
Crystal Octagons – Swarovski Crystal
Beadable Brooch Safety Pin ~ Kilt Pins
Hoops & Chandelier Earring Findings
Alphabet Letter Metal Punch Stamping Sets
Alphabet Letter & Number Metal Punch Stamping Sets
Metal Stamping Sets for Stainless Steel
Metal Design Stamps – Punctuation & Karat
TierraCast Stepped Bezel Birthstone Charms
Angels, Fairies – Wings Craft Charms
Crystal Octagon Prisms – Single Hole
Crystal Octagon Prisms – Double Hole
Make A Starburst Crystal Suncatcher
Make An Angel Wings Crystal Suncatcher
Doming, Dapping & Metal Forming Tools
Design Metal Punch Stamps ~ Jumbo 10mm
Punctuation, Karat & Specialty Metal Punch Stamps
Wirework Pliers – Shaping & Coiling
Acculon Tigertail Stainless Steel Beading Wire
Craft Wire – Beadsmith Pro-Quality Non Tarnish
Silver-Filled Wire – Beadsmith Pro Quality
BEADSMITH CRAFT WIRE – Tarnish Resistant – 30 Yds – Rose Gold x 24ga
You can find all the tools, beads and products needed to make Sofis Suncatcher as demonstrated in the YouTube videohere
Imagine sitting back, relaxing with a nice cup of tea and surrounding yourself with the gorgeous delights of beading colour. Then blending the beads together to create a beautiful Decorative Suncatcher.
Crystal Chandelier Drops- theCrystal Spherescome in two sizes – 20mm and 30mm. It looks stunning as the focal drop on a Crystal Suncatcher
Delicate little FiligreeButterfly Craft Charmsor largeAngel Wing Charms
Crystal Octagonsto add sparkles of colour
And theseCzech Glass Bell Flower BeadsorCzech Glass Firepolished Beadsare absolutely perfect for decoration. OurCrystal Bicone Beadsare another great alternative as they contain an assortment of colours.
The list goes on. Imagination is all you need! Over the years as my hobby became my business, I have gathered tips and tricks to work designs into precious keepsakes for friends and family. They are great gift giving ideas and more importantly, they are handmade by you. People love it when the thought and time is put into the gift they have received. I would like to share these ideas with you.
A few handy hints to get you started:
I always place the suncatcher crystal & beads in front of me and move them around in place, before I string them.
I like to use differentbeadsand colours to create a sparkle effect.
Often I go wild and use vibrant colours as this brightens up my mood. If Im feeling mellow, I love subtle colours – ones like blues, greens, turquoise. You will know what colours you want to work with, as it often depends on the emotional mood that our body, mind and spirits are in.
When youre happy with the layout, then go ahead and thread with your beading wire.
You will need these essential materials:Tigertail- the beading wire used to thread your beads and crystals. I use a smooth, silver nylon coated thread, that doesnt kink. The ideal beading wire I enjoy using isAcculon Tigertail – 7 Strand (Size 0.018 diameter.
Side Cutter Pliersare the ideal beading tool for cutting Tigertail.
Crimp Beads(Crimps) – these are little metal beads a variety of styles and colours. They are used to secure your thread. Basically it avoids tying knots. The wire is threaded through the crimp bead, around the clasp loop or through the top of the crystal drop and then back through the crimp bead.
When you have your crimp in place, you compress it withCrimping Pliers, which curls/bends the crimp bead and seals the connection. Alternatively, if you dont have Crimping Pliers, you can useFlat Nose Pliers. The difference is that the Flat Nose Pliers wont curl the crimp around the wire, instead your crimp will lay flat.
See ourBeadsmith Color ID Mini Plier Sets. Each set contains 1 xRound Nose Pliers, 1 xChain Nose Pliersand 1 xSide Cutters.
See our range ofJewellery Toolsincluding jewellery pliershere.
Suncatcher Beadsto add some colour and decoration.
Crystal Octagon Prisms- to add your sparkle.
Suncatcher Crystals- this is your featured component.
Craft Charms- If you would like to add a little bit of character.
If youre just getting started, why dont you take a look at ourSeconds. This stock has arrived to me from the factory, slightly damaged, chipped or has minor defaults. The stock has never been used. Sometimes these defects occur in transit during the shipping process. It has been heavily reduced in price and is a great economic alternative if youve just starting beading. Just to get the feel of it all, without spending all your dollars at once. This category is updated regularly and they sell out very quickly. So keep thispagebookmarked in your favourites!
Have a look at a few of our Suncatcher designs
Plus see theitems weve usedin4 of our Crystal Suncatchers
Crystal Suncatchers are the ideal handmade craft to create and sell at your local market stall too!
Its really as easy as that. There is absolutely no right or wrong way to make a Crystal Suncatcher, and anyone can make them. Its an Easy Craft Idea for kids, mums or dads, grandparents, anyone! And more importantly, its enjoyable and relaxing.