The metallic glint of silver shade Margarita sew-ons reminds me of the retro aluminum Christmas trees of years gone by. I mixed up the crystals with TierraCast Bead caps, which echo the shape of a tree stand/skirt.
Created by: Rita Hutchinson
Push the headpin up securely inside the bead cap when measuring/cutting the pin to make your loop to avoid having too much pin show.
Use any color you like for the "star" on top of the tree.
New to jewelry-making? For step-by-step instructions on looping head pins, and most secure way to open and close loops, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF), or the Earring Basics technique sheet below.