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« on: November 07, 2008 11:04:09 AM »

I have been dying to make this since I first saw it offered as a class at a bead expo.  I unfortunately was not able to go to the expo, but the designer, Judy Walker, published a book with this pattern in it this year.  This is my first attempt at it, and I am quite happy with it.  I thought they would make an awesome ornament, and wanted to make some for my tree, and for some friends and family.

It was done with seed beads, and not the more exact cylinder beads, so it is not perfect, but for a first attempt, I am very pleased.  I have since bought some delicas so will be making more with them.







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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008 11:09:59 AM »

Holy Smokes!  that's really cool!  is it hard to do? is it made with wire and beads?  really nice...
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008 11:10:23 AM »

Amazing! How long did it take?
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008 11:16:42 AM »

i love it!

i want to make it!
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008 11:20:37 AM »

Wow that is fun and beauty all rolled into an amazing ornament!  I love the stars!
For half a second I thought that I would like to try my hand at it, but remembered I am horrible at bead weaving!
You did an amazing job, congrats!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008 11:32:48 AM »

It's made from seed beads and Nymo, not wire - you will need to weave in and out of the beads MANY times.  The 6 and 5 point stars are made separately then sewn together along the edges.  The stars did not take long to make.  I actually started in October, but took many long breaks.  The most tedious part was sewing them all together.  I swear I am cross-eyed now from doing it.  It could probably be done in a few days, but you do need to take breaks to rest your eyes.  Especially as I did parts of it on my break when working night shifts.

I do love it though and can't wait to do a few translucent ones, to see how they look with Christmas lights shining through them.

Oh wait - I just remembered.  We're probably not having a Christmas tree this year because our main room has been torn apart for renovations - WAH!!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008 11:54:48 AM »

oh, that is so wonderful.. I wish I had the online pattern to try it!
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008 12:48:33 PM »

Wow that is great, i love it Smiley

Could you let us know which book the pattern is from, i'd love to have a go at it, my mum keeps asking me to make her some of these
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008 05:12:30 PM »

Wow that is great, i love it Smiley

Could you let us know which book the pattern is from, i'd love to have a go at it, my mum keeps asking me to make her some of these

It's Judy Walker's The Beaded Sphere.  It just came out this Fall.
Here is her site - she has some amazing things there:
http://walkerpublications.com/
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2008 03:35:10 AM »

Thank you, the sites great
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