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November Art Elements Theme Challenge - Stars

This month was Laney Mead's turn to choose the theme of the challenge, and she chose stars. I had all these ideas of making polymer star ornaments with my little texture stamps, but did not get to it. Partly because I was spending some time coming up with more star glass ornaments.  Last year I made these clear and dichroic ones, and the black and dichroic ones.


This year I added three more colors, and have been making them non-stop!



I think I'm really partial to the red ones! Which do you like best? These can be found in my etsy shop if you're interested! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy everyone else's star creations this month!



Guest Artists

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Art Elements Team

Jen 
Jenny  
Niky 







Comments

Lovely and sparkly for this time of year, perfect
Cat said…
That's a very hard choice to make as they are all so cute, but in the end it's probably the clear and the red one for me!
bairozan said…
I do love these, especially the dark blue one but I think every color is so beautiful!
Such beautiful little star pendants! I love them all but I think the black/dark blue? one is my favorite although the red is a close runner up!
CraftyHope said…
They're all great! But, there's something especially magical about the white/clear ones.
Laney said…
ooo the red ones sing!! I rather like the black one but if I was going to decorate with them it would have to be the red one. These are fabulous stars :D
Caroline said…
They're gorgeous Sue.. I love the blue!
Kathy Lindemer said…
I love all the colors. It is hard for me to pick a favorite. I do think that the red would show up the best on a tree.
You've done wonderfully this month with all of your glass stars! I love all colors, but in order I prefer Black, Red, Clear. Alysen
Divya N said…
I like the green ones, they look very Christmassy
Anita said…
Sparkly and cute, what's not to love? I too might be partial to the red, but I think the black/dark-blue is a close second.
Jenny said…
You know I love these as I snapped up one of the first available! I am going to string it as an ornament wit a little crystal bling for my Mil!
These are perfect for the holidays Susan! I love them all (that green/red one is so interesting). :)
Tammy Adams said…
I loved these stars when you shared them on insta. I am drawn to the blue because that's my "default" color (when confronted with too many pretty color choices, I tend to pick the blue one) but really they are all divine.
Tammy Adams said…
I loved these stars when you shared them on insta. I am drawn to the blue because that's my "default" color (when confronted with too many pretty color choices, I tend to pick the blue one) but really they are all divine.
Tammy Adams said…
I loved these stars when you shared them on insta. I am drawn to the blue because that's my "default" color (when confronted with too many pretty color choices, I tend to pick the blue one) but really they are all divine.
Karin G said…
Oh they are all so beautiful, but I love the white, transluscent ones most, they feel like winter.
June said…
Such a beautiful little star pendant! I love them,I think blue is my favorite, but transparent things are amazing.It must look good on my neck.
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Sarajo Wentling said…
Your glass stars are so cool! I think the black one is my favorite, but they are all really lovely!
Karin G said…
I love your glass stars, especially the clear and black ones, they are really festive.

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