My cousin also beads. Last year I asked her to make snowflakes from an old Martha Stewart kit that I'd had for a long time but never worked up. There are some basic snowflake instructions on the MS site if you're interested.
She made up four of them for me. I have three photographed for this post. The one in the photo above is gigantic.
See how large that first one is? I could hang it in a window. This year N. wants it on the tree.
It seems as though winter is here already.