Star Pin 2006

Supplies:

 

25 – 6mm Facet Beads OR

          10 Red 6mm Facet Beads #3000 6145

          10 Clear 6mm Facet Beads #3000 6151

          5 Blue 6mm Facet Beads #3000 6141

12” of 22 gauge Colored Wire

” Pin Back #7712 6979

Glue Gun or E-6000 glue #1096239

Thin dowel or Paintbrush handle

 

 

Directions:

 

NOTE: If making your star pin out of one solid color, follow the beading steps and disregard the bead color changes.

 

Take the 12” of wire and 1 ” from one end, bend slightly to keep the beads from sliding off when making the star.

String beads in the following fashion:

 

String one Red bead and then one Clear bead onto the wire. Bend the wire slightly and add the Blue bead. Bend the wire slightly so that the Blue bead will be on the tip of the point. Add one Clear Bead and one Red bead. That completes the first point.

 

Bend the wire slightly to form the beginning of the next point. Add one Red bead and one Clear bead. Bend the wire

slightly and add the Blue bead. Bend the wire slightly so that the Blue bead sits at the tip of the point. Add a Clear

bead and one Red bead. Another point of the star has been completed.

 

Continue adding the beads and bending the wire in this pattern to make the remaining three points.

 

After adding the last Clear and Red beads to complete the last point, make sure that the beads are on nicely and

there are no gaps in the wire. Take the two ends of the wire and twist together to join the star points.

 

Take a thin dowel or paintbrush handle and coil the ends of the wire around. Stretch the coil slightly to make it look like streamers. Turn the start over and glue the pin back onto the beads at one point.

 

 

  2005 Ben Franklin Crafts, Inc.

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