Opalescent decorations are definitely the theme this year. For this project you will need a package of opalescent pipe cleaners and either clear or pearl colored pony beads.
If you want to make them to use as ornaments – cut each pipe cleaner in two. If you want to make a “wearable” snowflake – cut each in three.
Here I cut them into three. You need 12 sections – so I needed four pipe cleaners. Put 11 of the sections together and use the 12th to twist around them tightly at the center. Then start splaying out each branch into the shape of a snowflake. Place one pony bead on each branch (more if you are making the larger version). When my daughter and I placed a second pony bead on each branch – we wrapped the end of each branch over the outer pony bead and fed it back into the first one to secure it.
Then tie a ribbon on and wear it as a necklace.