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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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