Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star... or Big Star... use as a Charm for your Cell or as a Pendent... The choice is yours.
Before you begin ...
4mm Blue Crystal Bicones
11/o Clear/Silver Lined Seed Beads
(1) 6mm Round Silver Spacer Bead (for Center)
6mm Red Round Crystals
11/o Clear Silver Lined Seed Beads
8x6mm Red Teardrops (hole - top to bottom)
(1) 12mm Red Round Crystal (for Center)
Time required: About 1 hours
Techniques: Right Angle Weave (2 Needle)
Difficulty: Very Easy
Step 1:These instructions are for the small blue star. To make the large red Star just use 6mm beads in the center and 8x6mm teardrops for the points.
Color one end of your thread with a black marker to follow the pattern easier.
Center an 11/o silver lined seed bead on your thread.
To each thread add a 4mm blue bicone and cross your threads thru a new 11/o silver lined seed bead.
Repeat the above 3 more times giving you four sets of bicones with your threads crossed thru an 11/o silver lined seed bead.
Add one more 4mm blue bicone to each thread and cross your threads thru the first silver lined seed bead to form a circle.
You now have two circles of five 4mm blue bicones joined together.
Step 2:Pass your black thread thru the first 4mm blue bicone (bead 3)
** Add an 11/o silver lined seed, 4mm blue bicone and another 11/o silver lined seed bead to your thread. Pass back thru the 4mm blue bicone and add another 11/o silver lined seed bead and pass thru the next blue bicone in your first circle. **
Repeat from ** to ** four more times for a total of five points around your first center circle.
Step 3:Flip your work over to start adding your points to the second circle.
In this step your 11/o silver lined seed beads at the top of your points on your first circle are now marked as beads A thru E.
Pass your red thread thru the first 4mm blue bicone (bead 2)
Add one 11/o silver lined seed and one 4mm blue bicone to your thread and pass your thread thru the top 11/o silver lined seed bead from the first side (bead A). Pass back thru the 4mm blue bicone and add an 11/o silver lined seed bead and pass thru the next 4mm blue bicone in the center (bead 5)
Repeat the above 4 more times using the existing top 11/o silver lined seed beads (B thru E)to complete the second set of points on your second circle.
Step 4:Weave one of your threads to a center 11/o silver lined seed bead (between your two circles of blue bicones on the INSIDE of your center)
Add a 6mm silver round spacer bead to your thread and pass thru another center 11/o silver lined seed bead on the opposite side of the center circle.
Bring your thread back out and tie your ends off. Weave in your ends.
Your Star is complete... Enjoy
Copyright remains the property of the Designer. You may sell what you make but may not mass produce without permission of Designer. You may use for teaching purposes but please remember to credit the Designer.
|Ilovebeading on August 17, 2013:|
|Oh I'm so sorry!!! I mean I really wanted to make the star. I dont want to sell or teach anybody these. Thanks for letting me know where to get beads!!!|
|Lynn on August 14, 2013:|
|@Ilovebeading... you state you wish to make 'lots' of these... please adhere to my 'copyright' at bottom of pattern.|
|Lynn on August 14, 2013:|
|@Ilovebeading... Small star is bicones and they can be bought at any beading/craft store (even your local Hobby Lobby or Michaels)... Large star is made with teardrops and I don't remember exactly where I bought them, but again, you can find them at beading/craft stores and all over the web... I use Bluemud.com for a lot of my supplies (good prices, tiered discounts, low shipping)...See my comment to Danilda Aug. 2011(lower down page) for further websites... Good luck with your search.|
|Ilovebeading on August 14, 2013:|
|Lynn, where do you get your beads?? I love this pattrn and want to make it a lot!!!|
|Lynn on February 25, 2013:|
|@Jonjo... Happy to see you found my instruction easy to follow and thanks for taking the time to comment... You sound like you are new to 'beading'.. let me warn you, it can become very addictive.. but ooh so rewarding and relaxing.. hope you continue to enjoy.|
|Jonjo on February 24, 2013:|
|Wow these instructions are great im about halfway through and i love it.They are so easy to understand and simple it has inspired me to do some more. Thanks!|
|Doris on May 16, 2012:|
|This is the first time I made something out of beads, other than stringing them. It turned out great. Just a suggestion for those that think it is too loose, like mine. I went around mine twice and tightened it up. It is now very tight and reinforced with double thread.|
|trish on March 22, 2012:|
|Claire on March 3, 2012:|
|Carol on February 15, 2012:|
|Jo-Ann Ayliffe on December 5, 2011:|
|I can,t print this free patern|
|Lynn on November 21, 2011:|
|Ann - this is a free pattern and is therefore not down-loadable... Just print the pattern. If you have problems printing, read the instructions at the bottom of the home page.|
|Ann Pennington on November 20, 2011:|
|Why can I not download this pattern|
|Lynn on August 11, 2011:|
|Danilda.. You can buy Swarovski teardrops from Bluemud.com Bellomodo.com Fusionbeads.com and several other bead sites (The style # is 5500)... You can get Czech teardrops all over ebay... just put in the search box "Czech teardrops" or Czech Drops"...|
|danilda12 on August 10, 2011:|
|Lynn:i just cant find the teadrops so if you have any hint please tell me...|
|Lynn on July 9, 2011:|
|Meenakshi... Glad you like my Star and I would be pleased to see my pattern used for a worthy cause... You may make as many as you need for the fundraiser and I appreciate your having asked for my consent... If possible, could you post a sign stating that "use of the pattern was granted by Lynn from 3D Beading.com"... always nice to get a little extra advertising for our site.|
|Meenakshi(: on July 9, 2011:|
|So simple and beautiful, my friends are gonna love this!! Is is okay if I make loads and sell them at a school market day?? We're raising money for the Chch earthquake :3|
|Jus Keep Smiling:):) on June 17, 2011:|
|Nice n simple... I only needed roughly 40mins, it's only 'roughly' cause I didn't keep an eye on d time:):) btw I'm changing my name 2 'bead n Be Happy!!:):)'|
|Lynn on June 17, 2011:|
|danilda12... OK... when you do start, let me know if you need any help... I check in daily for messages.|
|danilda12 on June 17, 2011:|
|i cant start it yet...|
|Lynn on May 14, 2011:|
|Danilda12 - do you need help ?|
|danilda12 on May 14, 2011:|
|very beatiful but it seems to be hard|
|Linda Mackinnon on April 20, 2011:|
|This is beautiful, Thank you|