The Highland Thistle Star Tutorial PDF

5.5cm wide x 8cm height | Miyuki Delica Beads
Everyone loves a Peyote star pattern! This really fun six pointed star is my interpretation of a star with a Scotland theme. Inspired by thistles and tartan I thought it would be easy after creating the Ada Star. I was wrong! The tartan pattern itself with the integral under/over look was a challenge and creating the tiny thistle crowns took many adaptations and recreations! So I hope you enjoy this tutorial now that I have made it easy for you!

The tutorial provides step by step instructions, with very clear colour photographs for this beautiful star. You can bead it in any colour way you choose as the pattern is based on a warped peyote square. The choice is yours! If you've never beaded a warped square or a star, don't worry - every step is included in this tutorial! It is designed to be suspended as an ornament for a Christmas tree.


This ornament is approximately 4"/10cm from point to point when finished.

The tutorial is comprehensive and clear - 18pages, 30 steps and 60 clear colour photographs!

I would advise this is an Intermediate beading tutorial. I am confident that an advanced beginner beader, looking for something a little challenging, will also be able to accomplish this tutorial as I have included as many helpful hints and tips as I can. Also, I am here to help for those of you trying to tackle something a little more difficult!

You should be comfortable working in component form, peyote, circular peyote, and starting and ending new threads. Please bear in mind that this tutorial is not a 'quick' make - and will require patience and time to complete successfully! As the owner of a completed Highland Thistle Star - I can assure you that every bead stitched is VERY worth the outcome! ... and the little thistles are so cute!

If you would like advice on the quantity of beads required to make the Highland star please do feel free to get in touch.

This pattern may only be used by the purchaser and is for personal use ONLY. If you require advice on commercial licensing please contact the seller directly via email.

You may make one or two Ornaments to sell if you wish but please make sure you acknowledge the Designer.

PLEASE NOTE: The Adobe PDF file will be forwarded attached to a personal email from me, within 24 business hours - usually it is much quicker! The file size is approximately 15.3MB.



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