3d Beadwork Stars

My minor obsession with stars has been an ongoing thing through the years and so has this growing mini-star collection. I’ve been emptying out my old beading containers as they are no longer useful to me for beading and have repurposed for the moment to sort out my star collection. It’s not the best solution but is the best one I have come up with so far.

The end goal of the collection is to make as many unique stars as I possibly can, using every single Delica colour available. each star will be unique with it’s colour combination and pattern so that I hopefully end up with thousands of unique stars.

It is also a good way to use up smaller amounts of beads and smaller bits of thread, that would go to waste otherwise. I typically make them as I am making other projects as I end up. with bits of thread long enough to make a tiny warped square but nothing bigger. But some times I put the thread aside to use later.

Currently, I am working on orders and making extra stars and baubles for Christmas but have also been adding to the mini-star collection.

With the beads I currently have, (I’m waiting for my current supplies order) I’ve been working on using up what beads I have and making stars will all the patterns I’ve made so that I can get photos of them for people to see when they want to order, so that know what can be done.

I will go back to working on the tower closer to Christmas and then in Jan and Feb, it will be time for the international Patchwork sculpture to be the focus again.

It has been a hot summer so far so we’ve had the aircon on at home and normally 13 would get shitty if I accidentally flung the cover on her but she decided it was cool enough and stayed snuggled under. My vicious little beastie looks so cute. ❤️

She has decided to give me a tiny lick when she wants pats, but she still claws and bites when she wants me to stop giving her pats. Oh well.

Unfortunately mum has covid at the moment and while I’ve been testing negative I’m only going out when I have to for work or food.

I had been hoping to get back to the Mackay Art Society this week as I missed last week but it wasn’t to be. Hopefully, I can get there next week.

I had also wanted to go to days for girls as I had managed to get a whole lot of material for free for them, and had washed it on Friday so it was ready but hopefully I can get there this Saturday as it is the Christmas party.

I also have a lot of leftover material for my friend but it will have to wait as we don’t want to risk her boys catching covid even if I am testing negative.

There was actually so much material that I washed for DFG I actually got a little sunburned taking it off the washing line. I filled up the big one and the small one and used all the pegs we had. Despite the time I took to sort it out there might still be some that is not suitable as it can’t have words, or faces and a few other things as well has having to be cotton. Still it will all get used by someone.

Other than that I’ve not been feeling the best, it is possible stress or just being a bit burnt out. So I’ve let a few things slip. Trying to get things moving on the business front is difficult and the timing with the state of the world isn’t the best but oh well.

It is what it is. But hopefully, next year will be better.

On the work front the school we are cleaning won’t be doing covid cleaning so they are going back to having one company so we are not quite sure how next year will work out as the team I am in currently only has the one office lined up, which is about a 2 hour job for the 2 of us, which is not enough. Our boss is looking at taking on other contracts so hopefully it works out as I don’t want to have to look for another job.

Oh and I’ve been having trouble posting up the video tour of the seed beads exhibition which is why it isn’t currently up. Hopefully, I can get it up today. I’ll also be writing a post about the tower wip so far, and then I have to print out some patterns I designed yesterday for an order.

all the best Lou.

Published by Louise

Hey there, most people call me Lou and I am a passionate dreamer and creator of funky beaded creations. I dream of having my creations featured in galleries and am working to make that dream a reality. When I am not working or creating I am spending time with family and friends, reading or watching movies.

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