A tutorial to make a double beaded star or snowflake. Mine are for Christmas but they would be a lovely Winter decoration too.
I love stars at Christmas! They are perhaps my favourite symbol of the season so we have a bunch of pretty ornaments on our tree that are stars. A couple of years back I made beaded stars and shared them here on the blog. That is one of THE MOST popular Christmas posts I have ever written! It used wire shapes that could be stars or snowflakes and you just needed to add the beads. So easy but so effective.
Recently I bought a couple of kits from my favourite beading shop to make some more as gifts only to realise that they were a double beaded star. Wow! Love the extra sparkle in these!
What You Need
- 2 x star or snowflake wire shapes
- silver wire – about 25cm
- beads – there are 12 points to fill so you could use 12 sets of beads for matching points
- wire cutters and pliers to turn the ends
What To Do
- Lay the two wire stars flat on top of each other with the points evenly spread.
- Wrap the wire around each “spoke” of the wheel close to the centre to hold the two layers together – I went around 3 times then trimmed the wire off
- Thread the beads, one point at a time. When you get about 6mm from the end of the point, fold the wire over with your pliers to create a little loop and stop the beads falling off.
Tips and Ideas
- I used two stars the same size but you could use a larger and a smaller together for a pretty star.
- For snowflakes you could use all clear or white crystals, or even pearls.
- These can be hung by threading a ribbon or more wire through one of the loops.