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Topic: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -updates p.9, 11, 17, 18; tut p.15  (Read 67274 times)
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« Reply #110 on: September 23, 2006 01:32:14 AM »

These stars are just some of the most beautiful things I've ever seen! Your designs and colouring are breath-taking! You really should try selling them. I can completely see them turning up in the pages of some fancy style magazine as the latest thing to have. Kits would be good too, so it would be easier to sell by post. You could do ones with your designs printed on for people to colour & build, and one that are coloured and cut out by you ready to be constructed.

« Reply #111 on: September 24, 2006 02:11:01 PM »

these are absolutly fantastic!

« Reply #112 on: September 25, 2006 04:20:15 AM »

theyre amazing, but me and my housemate tried to make them but how?!? help! please, thanks! we tried to use the pattern thing from the link but still failed miserably, do the letters go together or what?? jennie

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« Reply #113 on: September 25, 2006 06:26:33 AM »

For a lot of the patterns, each point has a letter. So the whole first point is point A. Another point would have a tab that sez "A" which attaches to somewhere on point A.
An easier one would maybe be the first page of http://waxor.com/~child/pdfs/stars/small_stellated_dodecahedron_v3.pdf
or page 10 of http://waxor.com/~child/pdfs/stars/colored-kepler-poinsot.PDF
because the whole star is made out of one piece of paper. Once you glue the individual points (first glue the long tabs before you start worrying about the short tabs), it sorta makes itself clear where each one (short tab) should be glued.
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« Reply #114 on: October 03, 2006 04:50:57 PM »

looooooooove them!

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« Reply #115 on: October 05, 2006 03:27:02 PM »

those look so hard to make.
way cute, though.
« Reply #116 on: October 13, 2006 12:52:07 PM »

So pretty! Oh my gosh. Love.....

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« Reply #117 on: October 13, 2006 03:03:50 PM »

Your stars are beautiful! The patterns are really nice!

« Reply #118 on: October 20, 2006 08:14:14 AM »

I bought something like that when I went to Disney Land a really long time ago. But mine is just a regular star, upside down with a cord that goes into a slit between two of the points and has a lightbulb that attaches by tying a string around the cord.
Pretty simplistic, and definately not as beautiful as yours. The paper is pretty thin and light, looks homemade or at least recycled. The light bulb is just a regular run-of-the-mill type. So I'm pretty sure you'd be safe going with just a smaller watt bulb.
« Reply #119 on: October 27, 2006 08:19:46 PM »


I know what I'm making my FIL for Christmas.  He would LOVE this stuff!

I have a question about the patterns...  how do you get them to repeat and line up so perfectly?  I won't be using Illustrator or anything...  so how did you do it in the beginning, before you started using the computer?  How can you tell what direction to orient the pattern?  I think I would get two sides of the point correct and then the third would have the pattern upside down or something...

Thanks in advance for your help!

EDIT:  I went back and re-read this thread, and then I decided to play...  I made a mark-up version out of a plain white piece of paper...  I get it!  And I understand how I could make the pattern and then re-trace it...  WOW these stars will take a long time to make.  I'm in awe of the number and beauty of the ones that you have done!  Here is my practice one:


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