Once I realized the potential of these five sided star creations, I envisioned a necklace covered in tiny starfish. I searched around for the perfect colored beads to create some little sea creatures from.
I chose some bright orange cat’s eye beads for the base of some new starfish beaded beads, and found 15/o seed beads to match. To create a necklace to decorate with them, I selected some lovely green meadow pinch beads, clam shell beads, and a mixture of topaz and caramel seed beads.
To be sure that the starfish beads were recognized, I wanted to create something that had a strong overall ocean theme. Although I’m not a fan of fishing nets, there’s nothing quite like netted beadwork for aquatic pieces.
I used the starfish beads and clam shell beads to decorate the ends of a large netted scarf. I’m really pleased with the way the netting turned out. Instead of a fishing net appearance, it looks like water rippling over a bed of golden yellow pebbles.
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