Wednesday, May 9, 2012

CHA Tutorial: Beaded Star Fish

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Hey friends! Hope you are having a good Wednesday! Tonight is a big night at the Madsen house. Little League is in full swing! This means a few things. At least 3 hours a night at the ball fields on Monday & Wednesdays. My stadium chair gets lots of use...good thing I have a nice & comfy one :) And the Crock Pot is used A LOT. Today I have Red Beans & Rice on the menu and the Crock Pot is already bubbling :) Baseball season is probably my favorite SEASON of the year....oh wait. Maybe football is ;) 

I have another tutorial for you from our CHA booth...this time the gorgeous beaded star fish that were on display by our fish display. I think these would be awesome as decorations at a "Under the Sea" dance or party...they are so pretty!!


Beaded Star Fish

Supplies & Tools


·      DCWV 12”X12” 180 SHEET BASIC STACK
·      BLUE MOON BEADS—SMALL PEARL STRING BEADS
·      BLUE MOON BEADS—MEDIUM PEARLS
·      BLUE MOON BEADS—FLAT SHELL BEADS
·      CELLUCLAY
·      PAPER CRAFTING ADHESIVE (INCLUDING 3-IN-1 ADHESIVE)
·      PENCIL

Directions:

1.    FOLLOWING THE MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDED INSTRUCTIONS, CREATE DESIRED AMOUNT (AND SIZE) OF STARFISH USING CELLUCLAY. 
2.    ONCE THESE HAVE CURED AND DRIED, APPLY DESIRED PRINT AROUND OUTSIDE OF EACH STARFISH USING DECOUPAGE GLUE OR 3-IN-1 GLUE.  SET ASIDE TO DRY.
3.    ONCE GLUE FROM PAPER IS DRY, ATTACH SEED BEADS, SEASHELL EADS, AND PEARLS.
4.    REPEAT AS DESIRED.  


We want to give a big THANK YOU to Xyron for hosting a giveaway on our blog last week! We have 4 winners from Friday's post who will receive some adhesive from them! Congrats to:


I 'Like'd Xyron on FB, told them DCWV sent me & I was showin them some love!! Chelle
kweenbee_612@yahoo.com


Just visited Xyron's page and left a comments, thanks for the change to win.

Those sketches look awesome! I also told Xyron HI!!


Beautiful layout and sketch. I said Hello to Xyron on FB. Thanks for the chance to win. :)
http://thetigershaven.blogspot.com/



Email me at erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com and I will pass on your address to Xyron!

Have a fabulous day!!

51 comments:

  1. These are SO cool looking- very realistic!

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  2. Love the starfish....they look awesome!!

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  3. Really neat! Who designed all the decor? Was it you guys, or did you have some help from a booth company/vendor?

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  4. Congrats to the winners!!

    This is so very creative and pretty, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. WOW!! I live in Florida and they look soooo REAL!
    Congrats to the new winners.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

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  6. These are awesome!!! So pretty.

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  7. Congrats & enjoy! Love the starfish!

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  8. I am ecstatic to have won! Thanks so much for the giveaway. Those starfish look amazingly real. One would never guess that they are made from supplies many of us have alying around our houses!

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  9. Wowie! These starfish are amazing! These would be fun to make in miniature for a beach layout too :) Thanks for the tutorial Erin! Congrats to all the winners!

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  10. Those starfish are awesome looking! What a wonderful idea. TFS

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  11. Congrats to the winners and what a great idea and tutorial for the start fish. I think they'd make great Xmas ornaments on the tree,too.

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  12. I love those starfish! Totally cool

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  13. This is great! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  14. Congrats winners! Enjoy the Xyron!

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  15. Thanks for sharing the star fish tutorial.

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  16. cute starfish - thanks for sharing them with us!

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  17. How cute they are. I'd like to make some for my beach themed guest room.

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  18. Congratulations to the winners, what a cute little craft project, would be fun to do with my grand daughter.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  19. Congrats to the winners! Those starfish look great! Thanks for the tutorial on them.

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  20. nice starfish tutorial! thank you for sharing.

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  21. i have shared your post on my facebook page.

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  22. These Star Fish are really cool.

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  23. Very interesting. I think your booth is going to be really neat.

    Cheri
    djssundries.blogspot.com

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  24. Very well done. You could make lots of things with this clay. TFS Jess

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  25. Wow - now THAT'S a starfish. Way to go ...

    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  26. Beautiful starfish, what a great project. TFS
    motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

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  27. Wow - love these starfish. What a fun project!

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  28. I had to look twice, I thought they were real at first! Awesome starfish!

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  29. Wow, those Starfish are amazing. Great project.

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  30. Fantastic! We have a small half bath that I like to decorate "ocean theme" for parties and guests! I wonder if Fimo would work just as well? Thanks for the great tips!

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  31. These are awesome! I love the way they look....so life like. Thanks for sharing another great creation.

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  32. Those starfish are awesome....so realistic!

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  33. These look amazing - and totally do-able. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. great project! I love that you have this celluclay to make these. My Mother-in-law is specializing in shell crafts and they make decoration using baby star fish.

    ~Luanne

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  35. Shared your post on twitter
    https://twitter.com/#!/LuannePang/status/200729006696435713

    ~Luanne

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  36. Shared your project on Pinterest
    http://pinterest.com/pin/11962755230559007/

    ~Luanne

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  37. love these starfish...........these are a must for my bathroom to go with my sea shell decor........thanks for the idea!!

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  38. These are great! Thanks for sharing them.

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  39. Beautiful starfish! Thanks for the how-to!

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  40. The star fish, look really neat!

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  41. WOW these are awesome, thanks for sharing.

    StefanieH

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