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Beaded Suncatcher

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This is a simple project from The Bead Studio that will add sparkle to a window or hang from a tree branch and watch it glisten. You can use a crystal or a bell at the bottom - we like to make this interchangeable!

Beaded Suncatcher Finished Product

Materials:

  • 019 Soft Flex Wire – 18” – 1 yard
  • Assorted glass beads
  • Transparent glass seed beads
  • Bell or crystal
  • 2 crimp beads
  • Wire to fit through bell or crystal
  • Wire cutter
  • Chain-nose plier (or crimp plier)
  • Round plier

Steps:

  1. Place a crimp bead on the wire. Add about 1” of seed beads and feed end back through the crimp bead. Squeeze with pliers until secure.

    Beaded Suncatcher Step 1
     
  2. Add assorted beads, spacing between with seed beads until desired length is achieved.

    Beaded Suncatcher Step 2
     
  3. Add crimp bead followed by about 1” of seed beads. Feed back through crimp, gently pull out the slack and crimp to secure.

    Beaded Suncatcher Step 3
     
  4. Use wire to bend a decorative hook for the crystal or bell – switch bottom as desired.

    Beaded Suncatcher Step 4
     

 

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