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« on: November 27, 2011 11:24:30 AM »

A local lady came to me with a very ambitious commission idea- she wanted me to create a 10 inch tall nativity star that she would gift to her church, which has a completely hand-crafted nativity scene (but had been using an inexpensive store-bought star). 

This was a challenge! I've never made a single piece that big, and stars are challenging for my techniques because they're made for curvy, natural flower shapes.  She wanted silver and gold, and lots of sparkle and "wow".  I used 11/0 square-holed silver lined seed beads in silver and 3 shades of gold. The center is a large swarovski crystal rondelle. The back is reinforced with heavy pieces of wire, making the whole piece really stable.  It was hard work, but I think I pulled it off nicely!

I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments, critiques, whatever! Smiley  Thanks for looking!



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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011 11:48:23 AM »

It looks lovely and would bring light to any nativity it graced.
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011 12:24:37 PM »

That is stunning!  I cannot imagine the time it took to do this and what a labor of love it must have been.  I applaud your talent and efforts, what a beautiful addition to the church nativity! 
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011 12:25:36 PM »

I think you've done a lovely job.  This star is beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011 01:10:22 PM »

This is so impressive! Certainly worth the hard work, I would say. You definitely captured the 'wow'!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011 02:16:33 PM »

It is lovely and you will have to get pictures of it in the nativity and post it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011 06:11:35 PM »

Beautiful!  I hope they have a light shining on it to help make it sparkle! 
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011 04:52:28 AM »

I'd say you nailed the WOW part. Beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011 07:44:02 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I hope to have pictures of the star in its new home in another week or so.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011 08:14:48 AM »

Wow, just gorgeous.  I would love this for my tree.
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011 07:36:53 AM »

Wow, just gorgeous.  I would love this for my tree.

Thanks! I'm so glad you like it! I'm not sure it'd fit on your tree, though.  Did you notice that it's 10 inches tall? Tongue I know it doesn't look that big in the pictures. Even if I adapted to be a tree topper, it would need a really big tree! 
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2011 11:54:36 AM »

This is absolutely stunning! I think that lady will be extremely pleased.
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2011 08:58:37 PM »

they look wonderful.... Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2012 07:53:56 AM »

Don't care how big it is  cmouse I'd still put it on my tree. lol!
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2012 08:47:12 AM »

Don't care how big it is  cmouse I'd still put it on my tree. lol!

lol! Cheesy Go you!
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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2012 08:22:58 PM »

Beautiful!!
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