Make it Sparkle: A Crystal-Inspired Christmas Tree
Adorn it with our three ornaments and a garland all using bits of jewelry.
We took a cue from Mother Nature's winter wardrobe for this gem of a tabletop tree, all dressed up in shades of icy blue, pale pink, and citrine. If you can string a bead, you can borrow her look with these jewelry-esque ornaments made from geodes, quartz, and shiny glass spheres.
1. CHIC ICICLES
Make shimmery, dangling strands by grouping clear and light-pink quartz points on jewelry wire, adding a loop to each end, and attaching metallic cord.
2. EARTHY GEODES
Snip off an agate pendant's jump ring and thread gold cord through the remaining loop for an instant ornament (or an extraspecial gift tag).
3. SWIRLED STONES
For the marbled ornaments, remove the top, add a teaspoon each of two paint colors mixed with marbling medium, swirl, and dry. For the flashy one, brush glue on the bottom and roll in glitter.
4. DELICATE GARLAND
To mimic icy branches, use a saw to cut clear acrylic tubing into three-inch pieces, then string them on gray cord with crystalline chalcedony beads.
Feeling inspired? Now, watch how to pot your Christmas tree: