Crystal Bead Garland
To mimic icy branches, we used acrylic tubing and wintry blue beads.
Photography: Pernille Loof
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2017
This garland decorated our Crystal-Inspired Christmas Tree.
Bugle beads (Pictured: ePlastics clear extruded Plexiglas acrylic tube, 1/4", $2 for 6', eplastics.com)
Beads (Pictured: Fire Mountain Gems blue chalcedony bead strand, 36", $9, firemountaingems.com)
Cord (Pictured: Leather cord, 0.5–0.8 mm, in Grey, from $14 for 25 yd., firemountaingems.com)
Use a saw to cut clear acrylic tubing into three-inch pieces.
String them on gray cord with crystalline chalcedony beads, using round-nose pliers to pull cord through beads. Snip the ends with wire cutters and tie off.