Lucky Star Beads




About: Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology

In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make beads out of these really cute lucky stars. There are a lot of wayts to do it after you folded the star, but this is WAY easier. I hope you like it!

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Step 1: What Do You Need

To make lucky star beads you will need
- paper 1/16 A4
- paperclip

To add the lucky star beads to cord you will need
- wire

Step 2: Starting

First you will nee dto make the same 'knot' as by normal lucky stars. In the prictures is shwn how to do this. 
After making the knot we are going to use the paperclip. Bend it straight. Put it through the base so it is in two of the corners.

Step 3: Wrapping

Now you need to wrap the paper around the base. You just wrap and wrap and the paperclip stays in it's position. Tuck the end in.

Step 4: Pop-up

Take the base/paperclip between your fingers and press at the middle of a side to make it pop up. Repeat this for every side.

Step 5: Remove the Paperclip

Now you can just take out the paperclip. When you look closely, you'll see the hole.

Step 6: Get It on the String

To get your beads on a string, you can best take a piece of wire and make a 'needle' . Because you can flatten it a bit, it will fit through the bead.

Step 7: What Can You Make?

What have you made with these beads?
The first three people who send me a pic of what they made with it will get a 3 month pr-membership and a patch designed by me!


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    16 Discussions


    5 years ago on Step 4

    I used to always have trouble making mine pop up til a friend showed me a trick. You can gently roll the side of a pen on each edge of the star to make it start to pop, then finish it with your fingers.

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    6 years ago on Step 7

    That is such a better way of making these stars. Thank you so much.

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    Thank you so much for posting this! I found it just in time to make a gift for my American studies teacher's birthday! Thanks! This is what I made (its a desk decoration). I used the beads to maoe a border for an American flag fourth of July look. I will give it to my teacher tomorrow.:)

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Hmmmmm, these look familiar...

    Very suitable for a gift exchange, I'd say ;-)

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