This weekend I wanted to make some beaded snowflakes. I have made beaded flowers and stars before, but never snowflakes. I had to experiment to come up with a pattern with the look I wanted.
I started with a six pointed star in the center:Then I added branched structures to represent ice crystals. My first branches were a little bit floppy, so I added more branching to add to the "iciness" of the snowflake and also to help stablize the whole shape. The end result looks like this: