No, I haven't given up on snowflakes. I just wanted to try this little tree. Especially as it can also be a bookmark and other useful things. It is from the Be-stitched newsletter which can be found at www.be-stitched.com
It was quick tatting and would be very pretty with beads - either tatted in or added on. I also think it would be sweet with "snow" on the branches made with little seed beads or pearls.
I've not stiffened anything this year, but I will have to do some of them next year. This one will definitely have to be stiffened to hang on the tree. I used DMC Cebelia size 20 and it is a bit soft.
I wish for all of you a Happy New Year. Be sure you do lots of tatting tomorrow and New Year's Day to start the year off right!