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How to embellish a plain Gift Box

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Designed by: Kara-May

Difficulty: Beginner

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Embellishing gift boxes is made easy with this step by step Snowflake design. Using GemDuo Beads and 2mm rounds it's easy to make it your own. It is such a versatile project that it can be used for card making, a decoration for gift bags and boxes, jewellery or even a decorative box for display in your home. Whatever you decide, we hope you have a fun and relaxing time trying out this project xx

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Firstly thread six GemDuo beads onto your thread with six small Swarovski 2 mm pearls in between and loop round in a circle so each end of the bead strand is together creating a snowflake shape. Ensure you leave about 40-50 cm of the thread still on your needle. 

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Now thread around the side of one of you GemDuo beads and back through the top hole of the bead, attach a different coloured GemDuo and through another of the same colour and back through the first lot of GemDuo beads you made. Continue this technique the whole way round until you are back at the start and you have two layers to your snowflake. 

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Now thread on your other colour GemDuo into the gap opposite your first layer and between the two on your second layer. Once you have one in place thread through your second layer and attach three Swarovski pearls and continue this design the whole way round again. Make sure to tie off each time to keep the design tight. 

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Now on each of the third layer points you need to attach the two GemDuo's in one colour and then one of your other colours in the centre above them. Do this by threading from the third layer point into a GemDuo, back through the second top hole on that GemDuo and into a different coloured GemDuo, into another GemDuo and around the side back through the other hole and through the point of your third layer; attach six Swarovski 2 mm pearls and continue onto the next point and continue round until finished. Make sure you tie off with small knots, do this a few times going through beads at a time until the design is secure. Then you can stick this decoration to a gift box, on a gift tag, use within jewellery but the design is flimsy so will need stiffening for that or decorate cards with. 

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