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How to create a seed bead christmas star decoration

Create a seed bead Christmas Star

Learn how to make a seed bead christmas star decoration with JewelleryMaker.

Use Seed Beads to make your Christmas decorations unique this year. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a beautiful Seed Bead Star and then you can create a festive selection in a variety of colours, to decorate your entire Christmas tree. Using Seed Beads is such an intricate skill, but you can master using them once you know the basics. Learning how to create this star could be the beginning of your Seed Bead journey. We can’t wait to see how you make your stars unique to your festive style. Don’t forget to tag us in your makes via social media, you can find us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook today.

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Step One

Using approx 1 meter of wildfire thread, thread on the needle and pick up the 4mm bead taking it to the end of the thread leaving approx a 14 cm tail, pass the needle back through the bead once. This is a stopper bead and will stop your beads falling off the end.

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Step Two

Pick up 3 size 11/0's, 4 size 6/0's. Pass the needle back through the first size 6/0 bead.

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Step Three

Pick up another 3 size 11/0's and 4 size 6/0's passing the needle back through the first 6/0 as in step 2, repeat until you have 5 sets as in the picture.

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Step Four

Remove the stopper bead and pass the needle back through the first row of beads bringing it all together forming a pentagon shape, pulling the thread and keeping the tension and tying off with a knot.

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Step Five

Pass the needle through the 3 size 6/0 beads so that your thread is coming through the top size 6/0 bead.

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Step Six

Pick up 5 size 11/0 beads, 4 size 6/0 beads and thread back through the first size 6/0 bead, pick up 5 size 11/0 beads and pass the needle through the top size 6/0 bead on the next point of the pentagon. Repeat this pattern all the way around to form the star.

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Step Seven

To secure the ends of your thread, thread the needle working around and back through all the beads. This will reinforce the star. Every now and again make a loop in between a bead and pass the needle through the loop making a knot. Pass the needle through a few more beads before trimming your thread.

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Step Eight

Thread a length of monofilament through a bead at the point of the star and make a loop to hang from the tree or your window.

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