No, not that kind of margarita…
These crystal charm designs are so easy to make!
Grab a tasty beverage and a friend or two and have a good time making margarita trees all evening.
So… why am I calling them margarita trees?
The “branches” of these sweet tree designs are made with the Swarovski sew-on stone Article 3700, known as the Margarita (or Marguerite).
The colors in the above picture, clockwise from the top, are emerald, crystal AB, fern green, dark moss green, and Crystal VM. These tend to be the most popular tree colors, but you can also make trees in Crystal, Peridot, and a variety of non-traditional colors.
So… what do you need to make your own Margarita Trees?
Margarita crystals in at least 3 sizes (6, 8, and 10mm are the minimum for the “tree” look)
Small beads for the “star”
This is the basic tree with the minimum components as shown above.
If you want a fancier tree, add a few more layers:
cube beads for tree trunks
even bigger sizes of margarita to make a grander tree
To construct your margarita trees, first decide if you want to have a tree trunk.
Next decide on the number of layers for your tree.
Add #3700 crystal margaritas in descending size order to your headpin.
And decide how to top your tree.
I usually use a 3mm xilion crystal bicone #5328 in a metallic or bright color.
Finish this off with a simple or wrapped loop.
If you are making earrings, repeat the process and then add your earwires.
Margarita trees make fantastic earrings, precious pendants, and adorable additions to a gift wrap.
They can also be constructed for strung jewelry, like the Christmas Tree and Light Necklace.