A Beaded Star, Or Two

December 18, 2014 — 9 Comments

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.

Beaded Snowflake - 3

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.

Beaded Snowflake - 4

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…

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below. Also, If you know of anyone that would appreciate reading this post, there are handy sharing icons below.

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 responses to 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. 

    These are beautiful John x

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  3. 

    Hi John these are beautiful decorations. Will we be seeing the finished tree? Hugs Jackie

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  4. 

    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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  5. 

    Looking forward to seeing your finished tree, love this latest deccie. X

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  6. 

    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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  7. 

    I am looking forward to seeing a picture of the finished ‘dressed’ tree. No doubt it will look fantastic as you always do a good job.

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  8. 

    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
    Carole

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