How to Make A Crystal Suncatcher
The First Ingredient is
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
- Have you got bits and pieces of leftover beads that you don't
know what to do with?
- Do you like things that sparkle?
- Do you enjoy blending together a myriad of colours?
- Do you need something soothing to do at night to wind down
from a tense day?
My favourite beading supplies
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
When you're happy with the layout, then go ahead and thread with
your beading wire.
- 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 different beads
and colours to create a sparkle effect.
- Often I go wild and use vibrant colours as this brightens up
my mood. If I’m 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.
You will need these essential
Tigertail - the
beading wire used to thread your beads and crystals. I use a
smooth, silver nylon coated thread, that doesn't kink. The ideal
beading wire I enjoy using is
Acculon Tigertail - 7 Strand (Size 0.018 diameter).
Crimp Beads (Crimps) - these are little
metal beads in gold or silver. 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
When you have your crimp in place, you compress it with Crimping
Pliers, which curls/bends the crimp bead and seals the
connection. Alternatively, if you don't have Crimping Pliers, you
can use Flat
Nose Pliers. The difference is that the Flat Nose Pliers wont
curl the crimp around the wire, instead your crimp will lay
See our Beadsmith Color ID Mini Plier
Sets. Each set contains 1 x Round Nose
Pliers, 1 x Chain Nose
Pliers and 1 x Side
Craft Charms - If you would like to add
a little bit of character.
Dragon Tear Raindrops are available in assorted colours &
If you're just getting started, why dont you take a look at our
"Seconds". 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 cant be helped.
It has been heavily reduced in price and is a great economic
alternative if you've 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 this page bookmarked in your
Crystal Suncatchers are the ideal handmade craft to create
and sell at your local market stall too!
It's 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