Here is project my friend and I came up with for our dining room centerpiece. She did hers with gold beads and mine is with silver to match the decor. You could really use any color or mix it all up. It was lots of fun to do but oh so messy. I am still finding glitter in my hair and around the house!
First select the types of beads you would like to use. I have 4 different kinds, from silver to iredescent round and long for texture and dimension.
For the cones we picked up doll forms which are clear plastic and come in various sizes. Where we live the stores are limited on what they carry but online we found 6 different sizes. They are also not expensive, the large size I used is 1.79.
Pour you beads out on a tray to mix them together good.
Put a generous layer of modge podge on your cone.
Then cover with beads. This is the first layer. We let that dry and then added a second layer. We started out rolling the cones in the beads but it seemed to work better to pour them over the cone to get more dimension and a thicker layer. On the second layer we sprinkled generously with glitter. When that dried we covered them in modge podge again to seal it so the beads and glitter wouldn't fall off.
Here they are all dry.
We then placed them on a door mirror. The cheap 5.00 ones from Target. It works well because you can pick up the whole centerpiece if you need to change the tablecloth. I added two mirrored cones I found at the dollar store and some greens and ornament balls I had leftover.
We added battery tea lights under the cones so they shimmer at night.