Snowflake pattern

A LYS is having a snowflake competition – make a snowflake out of yarn, roving or wire and beads. You may knit, crochet, or needle felt your winter wonderland creation and submit by February 14th.

Any suggestions? Patterns?

All I have come up with so far is knitting a big swatch of wool, felting it, and then cutting out the snowflake pattern. I could even decorate it with beads when it is finished.

Maybe one of these?

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/snowflake/snowflake.html
http://tiajudy.com/SnowStar.htm

I was looking at illusion patterns and happened to see this “snowflake” one. http://www.lilocstudio.com/snowflake_illusion/