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Preciosa Crystals Sun Catcher Craft Project

March 01, 2024 3 min read

Preciosa Crystals Sun Catcher Craft Project

Are you looking for a fun and creative way to bring some sunshine into your home? Look no further than a DIY web sun catcher! Perfect for adding a touch of sparkle and colour to any room, these beautiful creations are not only easy to make, but they also make for a great way to relax and unwind. So, how do you make a web sun catcher? With just a few simple materials, including Preciosa Crystals and jewellery wire, you can create a stunning piece of art that will brighten up your space in no time.


Component List:

The full list of Preciosa crystals, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:


Component Image
Component Name / Link To Purchase
Component Quantity
Preciosa Crystals Pendants Drop (681) 6x10mm Crystal AB
Preciosa Crystals Pendants Drop (681) 6x10mm Crystal AB x 10
Preciosa Crystal Beads Round 5mm Crystal AB
Preciosa Crystal Beads Round 5mm Crystal AB
x 25
Preciosa Crystals Seed Beads Rocaille 8/0 Crystal Preciosa Crystals Seed Beads Rocaille 8/0 Crystal x 1 (20g)
Silver Plated Memory Wire for Necklaces Silver Plated Memory Wire for Necklaces x 1
Metallic Thread Metallic Thread of your choice x 1
Beading Needles Size 12
Beading Needles Size 12 x 1
Memory Wire Cutters Memory Wire Cutters
x 1
Chain Nose Pliers Chain Nose Pliers
x 1




Step 1

Gather your supplies and prepare the wire base

To start off, gather your materials. You will need a variety of Preciosa Seed Beads, Round Beads, Pendent Drops, and jewellery memory wire for necklaces. For the base of the sun catcher cut your wire to your desired hoop size using the memory wire cutters. Secure your two cut ends together by creating loops with the chain nose pliers and interlocking these together. Secure these by pressing the wire shut. Double thread your beading needle and create a knot at the bottom.

Step 2

Cast on the base with the metallic thread

Cast on by creating a knot at the top of the base, threading your needle through the interlocked loops, and securing this again with another knot at the base. The thread should not come off.

Step 3

Apply the beads

Starting with the vertical web, thread your seed beads and every 10 seed beads apply a round bead and repeat. You can change up this pattern depending on your desired design. Once you reach the bottom of your hoop cast this off, and start by creating your outer webs, every 10 seed beads casting off back on the outer hoop and pulling the tread closer to the cast on to create a curve. Change the thread as you need. Repeat this process so you cover the whole hoop and cast off. Now to create the horizontal web repeat the same process as the vertical web that we started with, however skip adding the middle bead and instead thread through the middle of the existing middle bead on the vertical web. Continue with the remaining half of the web and cast off. Repeat these steps until you have all the diagonal web threads too.

Step 4

Thread the middle web sections

Next, you will want to cast on ¼ of the way through the length of a horizontal / vertical web where the round beads are and add the desired amount of seed bead to create the connecting web sections. Cast off on the following line and continue this process all the way around until these web sections are a smaller version of the outer web that follow the hoop all the way around.


Ready to add the drop pendants

After casting on in the middle, at the bottom of the hoop, add your desired bead pattern to create the dangle beads and the bottom add a drop pendant and cast off just above the hole of the pendant to ensure it falls straight. Repeat this step on either side, with the middle thread being the longest. Change the bead design and lengths as you please. Add a final loop of your desired length at the top for hanging. You can also embellish the sun catcher with additional beads, charms, or even crystals for extra sparkle.


Congratulations you have completed the project!


Hang your completed Sun Catcher in a sunny window or outdoors where it can catch the light and create a beautiful shimmering effect. Not only will it add a stunning touch to your space, but it will also bring a bit of joy and positivity into your day.