So, let's start! All photos are zoomed through click. First we need to twist a Rivoli around, this DIY shows the main steps, but there is a detailed MK here, including twisting instructions for those who have never done it before.
1. Take 36 Delica beads for 14mm Rivoli Swarovski, close the ring.
2. Twist 1 mosaic row. 3. Take 15/0 round seed beads, twine two more rows and insert a crystal.
4. Delicately close the back side with #15 round beads. 5. Pull the thread to the central row of Delica and weave a row of scallops, three #15 round beads each.
6. Embroider one more row through the tops of the scallops with 5 beads per a space.
7. Pass the thread through the second bead of a five (row of five beads), pick three beads and pass through bead 4 of the same five. You seem to have built up and tightened the scallop. 8. Pull out the thread from bead 4 and find yourself between the two scallops. Here you pick one #15 round bead and pass the needle through the second bead of the next five, thus you join two scallops. 9. Pass through the whole row this way, with only one exception — you need to alternate between the scallops for 14mm Rivoli: one bead, no beads, one bead, no beads, etc., so that the snowflake was not wavy. And you can always insert one bead or alternate 1-1-0-1-1-0 for 12mm Rivoli. This row made the blank more tight, having bult up the pattern simultaneously.
10. Pass the thread through one of the tops and shape a cross. Fix it with thread twice, for density and shape keeping. 11. Pass the thread through the next top, not adding anything there, pull out of one top. 12. Thus, pass through the whole row adding crosses to each second top. The Crystal Snowflake is ready.
Now it can be turned into earrings, bracelet, necklace or brooch, hang it on a Christmas tree or present it to your beautiful friend :)))
Friends, I will be glad if everything is clear or ready to answer your questions!