Beaded Snowflake - 6

A Beaded Star, Or Two

I was perusing the shelves of my local Colemans stationary shop the other day (looking for a quickie glue pen) and I stumbled across some little wire frames onto which beads could be threaded.

They naturally fell into my basket … now where have I heard that before?

Anyway, long story short, I didn’t lift them back out of my basket and put them back as I realised that I could make another fabby decoration for the Christmas tree!

The little wire frames come in a little packet.

Beaded Snowflake - 1

I chose the one without beads (I have enough of those!) but they were available with beads also.

They were pretty much what they said – wireframes.

Beaded Snowflake - 2

They called them stars, I was thinking more along the lines of snowflakes. You say tomato, I say cheese and onion crisps.

Anyway, I had a rummage through the bead collection and dug out a few sparklers and pearls and began planning.

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After one attempt (which I changed as the ends of the wires looked a bit rubbish because I had threaded on too many beads) I came up with a couple of nice finished pieces.

Here’s the first without the tree so that you can see it’s form.

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Cool isn’t it?!

I added the central dazzler (with Pinflair Glue Gel) in order to cover up the bare wire. I didn’t need to, as you will see in the next pics.

Beaded Snowflake - 5

Beaded Snowflake - 6

And there we have it, another decoration for my Balsam Hill Christmas Tree.

You can probably make out that I have finally started building up the tree with additional baubles and decorations – it really is starting to fill up quite nicely. I’m deliberating adding tinsel, but I’m not sure I want to…

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Right! Must crack on – only a few days left!

Many thanks for taking the time to visit.

I’ll see you again soon.

J :)


9 thoughts on “A Beaded Star, Or Two

  1. You are doing a fantastic job and the finished tree will look stunning. You are a true inspiration for us newbies Thank you very much and I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and as very healthy New Year

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  2. Love it but I make my own by using florist wire 16 gauge and they work just as well.
    I am known for doing spur of the moment shops as well. Thought it was a girly thing to do but you just proved me wrong blokes do it too.

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  3. These are just beautiful, John. I’ve seen the ‘skeletons’ in my local bead shop but never thought about getting some. Now that I’ve seen what a splendid job you’ve done with yours, I think I’ll be getting some next year and have a go at decorating my tree entirely out of hand-made trinkets. I can’t wait to see the tree when you’ve finished decorating. This is such fun :)

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  4. Wow John these are beautiful. Well done on a spur if the moment buy!! Glad someone else does that!! Your tree must be looking very pretty now, look forward to seeing the finished result.
    Happy Christmas crafting

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