I'm not a big fan of this look, but it is popular so might be worth trying for a photoshoot. I could achieve the more popular thick ring look by braiding Pearl beads just a bit bigger than seed beads with silver or gold wire.
Use glitter instead of Epsom salt? These pretty DIY snowflake luminaries are so easy to make using a few simple supplies from your local Walmart! Pick up some Aleene's Tacky Glue, epsom salt, mason jars, and stickers and get your winter creativity on!