I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live ...
I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live in the South East Asian region. They have the most beautiful colors and designs and I wanted a pair of my own. Once I made the first pair, then a second, then a third. Then I discovered other kinds of beads and other methods of putting the beads together. You can say from then on there was no stopping me.View all patterns by designer (68) »
For centuries, the North Star, also known as Polaris, has pointed the way for many travellers.
Across trackless dry deserts to vast inclement and clement seas, the North Star has always helped many a traveller find their way home.
Known to stay nearly still in our skies while the stars of the entire Big Dipper constellation in the northern sky moves around it. This makes Polaris the most dependable star in the constellation to use as a compass to find the way. Although not the brightest star, estimated to be the 50th brightest, Polaris is bright enough to spot even from suburban skies where stars are often obliterated by our polluted skies.
When you find Polaris in the sky, you know the way north and you can then find your way home.
This year's Christmas ornament is inspired by the beauty and romance of the North Star. Six sparkling Swarovski chatons on each side form the centre of the star. The "arms" or spokes of the star is made from cubic right angle weave. It is completely self-supporting and is double-sided making it ideal to hang from a Christmas tree.
Give yourself or your family or loved one, the gift of the North Star this Christmas.
Let the North Star be the beacon for them to find their way home to their family and friends this blessed Yuletide.
All rights reserved.
No part of this design, tutorial, kit and/or instruction may be reproduced, distributed or loaned for in any manner and for any reason without the expressed permission of the author. The use of this design and instruction is limited to non-commercial purposes only.