Each kit includes:
- Pre-formed wire snowflake forms.
- Craft wire.
- Jewelry-quality aurora crystal beads
- Gleaming, iridescent shimmer glass beads.
- Glimmering aurora seed beads.
- Easy to follow, illustrated instructions.
Embrace a crafty Christmas with our easy to create, hard to forget beaded ornament kits.
Approx. size of each ornament = 3 in. (7 cm) point to point.
Tools needed = ruler, round-nosed pliers, jewelry wire cutters, memory wire cutters, and something for hanging the decorations, such as ribbon, cord, or ornament hangers.
Approx. time need to create = 20-30 minutes per ornament.
Experience needed = It's very easy to thread the beads; some hand strength and proper round-nose pliers needed to make the little loops on the snowflake forms.
Kits were relatively easy as long as you have the correct pliers & cutters, plus an adhesive usable on metal. However, the wire included is very easy to kink & break. I had to buy a spool of wire the same gauge to replace the wire that snapped. Also the tips of the snowflake are almost impossible to bend & the spokes broke off due to poor soldering. I had to reinforce with E-5000 glue & instead of bending the end of the spokes, I added extra beads, cut the spoke & sealed with E-5000 glue. Plus created a hanging loop on one spoke with leftover wire threaded into beads & twisted above the last bead then sealed with glue. So, a bit more involved than what the instructions said & extra cost as well.
We are sorry you found the kit components insufficient. As always, we invite customers to contact us directly for assistance if there is a deficiency or other problem with a kit from us. We do caution that the snowflake forms are of hardened metal, and proper tools and some degree of hand strength is needed to make loops on the ends. Sounds as though this reviewer was inventive about making things work for her!
A bit smaller than I expected, but these were so easy to bead, the wire was a challenge to snip off and bend around but after the first o e it wasn't too bad. These are so pretty and classic looking. Great quality beads as usual.
Easy to complete, only flaw, the blue beads in kit I received could have been a little bluer for better contrast
The instructions were easy to follow, the beads were beautiful colors and the finished product was very rewarding!
Very nice, easy directions, my only problem was turning the ends of each spoke you need a hefty set of pliers or or vice grips to get them turned.
The instructions for these snowflake ornaments are very clear and easy to follow, and the beads supplied make beautiful, sparkly ornaments. I highly recommend this set!
Beautiful product but memory wire a bit hard to cut I used new heavy duty side cutters but still quite hard to cut and I damaged some of my crystals but they look beautiful when finished.
These snowflakes are beautiful!!! I love them and so does Hubby! He doesn't notice anything. The patterns are great to follow,everything is there. The quality is OUTSTANDING. Customer SERVICE IS IMPECCABLE! This place, kits, ornamts are AMAZING. I will NEVER try another kit again!!
These were easy to make and look great!
At Solid Oak, we aim to create products that go beyond just looking good - our goal is to make the process of creating handmade jewelry and decor magical. That's why most of our products are DIY.