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Tabletop Trees: Icicles

Photography: Christopher Baker


String loose glass beads and balls from vintage garlands into glittering, dangling ornaments.


  1. For each, begin with a length of 24-gauge silver wire, about 1/2 inch longer than intended ornament length. Use needle-nose pliers to twist end of wire into a small loop. String beads and balls onto wire, and make loop at opposite end of wire. String beads tightly so they do not slide.

  2. Wrap icicle with silver crinkle wire to finish. Add tassels, if desired, by feeding through the loop at the end of the ornament.

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