Thursday, March 13, 2008

Beaded Stars

This cute star was featured in Bead & Button magazine in the October 2006 issue. Jane made me one for Christmas in 2006 using fine beads--it's very delicate. (I had planned to scan it and then completely forgot.)

Mine are not delicate. The colorful one uses 6mm bicone crystals and size 6 beads. The clear snowflake uses 4mm bicones and very irregular size 11 beads (rejects from a friend's business).

Each took one evening to make and I must say the second one went quicker than the first, since I'd learned the ins and outs of the pattern.

I did think it was a bit helpful to make the larger, colorful snowflake first, the beads were a bit easier to handle and see. I think it would be fun to make the clear snowflake using colored thread.

The crystals were leftovers from Liberace and the beads were in my stash!

Other than that, I haven't gotten much done this week--I haven't been home in the evenings long enough to do anything. I've been fiddling with finishing up some felt flowers from a kit I got on sale at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago. I love working with felt but am not sure what I'll do with all of these flowers! (roses, pansies and a forget-me-not like posy).


Jane said...

I should probably put some new pictures into my Flickr account so that the first thing you see isn't my messy workrooom!


Anonymous said...

Hey Marjorie, this is so pretty. I am just getting interested more in beading due to the guild. I have to let you know that I have setup my blogspot. Take a look at and let me know what you think. I know I have more work to do on this. Barb

Lelia said...

Morning GF: May I ask ... do the stars keep their shape if they are hung up? Did you use beading string or beading wire? I saw the pattern & didn't think they would keep their shape if hung up.

Perhaps I'm mistaken?

JLC Studio said...

I totally have a bunch of these for my Christmas tree (thanks to Jane who made, like, 700 of them!)...they hold their shape beautifully although I'm not sure what type of thread she used...They're really cute! I like the colorful one!