It smelled like snow the other day. There was an icy chill in the air that froze my nostrils when I took a breath . . . even so, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of exhilaration! We haven’t had any snow around here as of yet, but I am anxious to see that first “accumulating” snowfall of the season. I want it to cover the bare branches and blanket the dull landscape; to glisten when the sun shines and glow in the moonlight. I’m talking about a big ole “snow day”. Let it be on a weekend – so there’s no rush to shovel out. In that respect, I guess I’ve never grown up. 😉
Want to see my crystal snowflake? I used Swarovski beads in both Clear Crystal and Silver. It’s smaller than it looks in the photo – about 1-3/8″ across – but talk about sparkle! It will be gorgeous on the Christmas tree.
While I was making it, a little tune came to mind. Does anyone remember the old Captain Kangaroo TV show? During the winter, he used to feature a musical animation called “Suzy SnowFlake”. The accompanying song is what I found myself humming while I worked on the snowflake.
I‘m including a link below to a video of that old animation. Let me warn you; it’s pretty primitive – but also very charming if you stick with it for the whole 2+ minutes. Can you imagine that kids of the 50’s (and even the 60’s) were enthralled with something so low-tech!?!?! 🙂