Trio of miniature window stars
Today is the beginning of the monthly blog hop sponsored by Unique Women in Business. UWIB is a team of women business owners who are very supportive and encouraging of one another. It's a wonderful team of which to be a part, and I am happy to be a part of such a diverse and creative group of women. (For all the team members, take a look at the UWIB blog.)
After the photos and information about the window stars, there is a list of team members' names who are participating in the blog hop as well as links to their blogs. You can visit each blog to see the creativity of the team and how each person interprets the theme. This is a very diverse team, so it's interesting to see the different materials used.
The theme for this month's blog hop is “Something Green.” With Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day both happening during March, I created a trio of miniature window stars.
This 4" star is folded 16 times per point...for a total of 128 folds.
The window stars are made by folding a special kind of translucent paper multiple times per point and then gluing the points together to reveal a pattern. In the window star above, for example, each point is folded 16 times before it is glued to the next point. With 8 points, the star requires 128 folds.
Each window star available through Harvest Moon by Hand has a different number of folds. Some are very basic (like the dark green star which has only 5 folds per point) and others are very complex with over 25 folds per point.
As noted above, the stars are all miniature versions of larger ones that are available at Harvest Moon by Hand. The stars are only 4", 4.25", and 6" (10, 10.75, and 15 cm) in diameter. The paper size for each point ranged in size from 1.5"-3" (3-4.25 cm) square.
To see green window stars that are currently available at Harvest Moon by Hand, please click HERE.
Be sure to check out the wonderful creations from the blog hop participants:
Karen Terry-McDuffie - http://www.jmjcreations.blogspot.com/
Robin Koehler - http://www.nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
Linda Reynolds - http://bellalindadesigns.net/
Birgitte Hendricks - http://sewdanish.blogspot.com/
Judy Woodley - http://www.wellspringcreations.blogspot.com/
Rita Wetzel - http://ritascreativenest.com/
Audrey F - http://audreygardenlady.blogspot.com/
Robin Maria Pedrero - http://www.pocketfullofcolors.blogspot.com/
Ann Rinkenberger - http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/ (you're here right now)
Trudy Miller - http://mommagoddesstreasures.blogspot.com/
Cory Trusty - http://aquarianbath.blogspot.com/
Cory Trusty - http://delicateadornments.blogspot.com/
Nancy Pace - http://nancyswildwirejewelry.blogspot.com/
Wendy Kelly - http://blog.vintageday.com/
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.