Beaded Christmas Stars

by Kim MacFarlane

Beaded Christmas Stars

Create beautiful beaded star decorations for Christmas with Knorr Prandell wire stars and Japanese quality wax pearls. With small holes, a variety of sizes, especially brilliant colours and glowing gold and silver tones your stars will 'shine' on the tree!

Upper connector

String the following beads together onto a 32mm eye pin or jewellery wire:

3mm gold bead > 8mm white bead with 9mm gold bead caps > 3mm gold bead.

Shorten the end of the wire to 1cm and use the round nose pliers to bend it into an eyelet. Mount a jump ring onto the eyelet and pull the gold coloured ribbon through.

8cm Small Star

String all 8 wire star spokes in the following order:

2mm gold bead > 4mm white bead > 6mm gold bead > 8mm white bead with 9mm gold bead caps > 6mm gold bead > 4mm white bead.

Shorten the end of each wire spoke with wire cutters to 1cm and use round nose pliers to bend the ends into an eyelet.

Middle Connector

String the following beads together onto a 45mm eye pin or jewellery wire:

4mm gold bead > 6 x 3mm gold oval bead > 8mm white bead with 9mm gold bead caps > 6 x 3mm gold oval bead > 4mm gold bead.

Shorten the end of the eye pin to 1cm and use the round nose pliers to bend it into an eyelet.

10cm Large Star

String all 8 wire star spokes in the following order:

2mm gold bead > 4mm white bead > 6mm gold bead > 8mm white bead with 9mm gold bead caps > 6mm gold bead > 6mm white beads with 7mm gold bead caps > 4mm gold bead > 4mm white bead > 3mm gold bead.

Shorten the end of each wire spoke with wire cutters to 1cm and use round nose pliers to bend the ends into an eyelet.

Connect both stars onto the middle connector piece.

Lower Connector

String together on a 32mm eye pin or jewellery wire:

3mm gold bead > 6mm white bead with 7mm gold bead caps gold > 3mm gold bead.

Shorten the end to 1cm and use the round nose pliers to bend it into an eyelet.

Bead Dangle to finish:

5mm white bead > 10mm gold bead.

String together on a 32mm head pin. Shorten the end of the pin to 1cm, bend it into an eyelet and attach to the lower connector.

This project has been reproduced with kind permission from Baier & Schneider GmbH & Co. KG.

Products Mentioned

  • Hobby & Crafting Fun 13cm Wire Cutters #12326-3001
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Eye Pins 100pcs - 32mm Gold
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Eye Pins 100pcs - 45mm Gold
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Metal Head Pins 100pcs - 32mm Gold
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Pliers - Round Nose
  • Knorr Prandell Craft & Jewellery Wire - ⌀0.6mm x 10m Gold Plated
  • Knorr Prandell Crispy Metallic Christmas Ribbon Roll 10m - 6mm Gold #313
  • Knorr Prandell Metal Bead Caps - Ø 6mm Gold Tone 30pcs
  • Knorr Prandell Ø 6.5mm Metal Jump Rings 20pcs - Gold Tone
  • Knorr Prandell Premium Imitation Gold Pearl Beads - 6 x 3mm Ovals 45pcs
  • Knorr Prandell Premium Imitation Gold Pearl Beads - Ø 10mm 8pcs
  • Knorr Prandell Premium Imitation White Pearl Beads - 6 x 3mm Ovals 32pcs
  • Knorr Prandell Premium Imitation White Pearl Beads - Ø 10mm 12pcs
  • Knorr Prandell Wire Beading Star - Ø 10cm 20pcs #020
  • Knorr Prandell Wire Beading Star - Ø 10cm 4pcs #022
  • Knorr Prandell Wire Beading Star - Ø 8cm 20pcs #7011
  • Knorr Prandell Wire Beading Star - Ø 8cm 4pcs

Kim MacFarlane

Designer & Founder of Buddly Crafts. A passionate crafter who enjoys seeing creativity grow wings and take flight.