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Crystal Bead Garland

To mimic icy branches, we used acrylic tubing and wintry blue beads.

crystal bead garland

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',

  • Hand saw

  • Measuring tape

  • Wire cutters

  • Round-nose pliers


  1. Use a saw to cut clear acrylic tubing into three-inch pieces.

  2. 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.

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