Monday, April 1, 2013

Seed Bead Starfish

I'm the Featured Designer for Fairfield Processing this month!

You won't find these beauties at the beach, but luckily you can make them for yourself in a rainbow of colors.

Seed Bead Starfish are easy to make using scraps of fabric. Mix and match fabrics for the tops and bottoms to create your own individual color and pattern combinations. My favorite fabrics are some with surface interest, such as Michael Miller's Fairy Frost designed by yours truly! :) Or make them very modern and use Mirror Ball Dot!!

These brightly colored starfish seem to be jumping for joy and can be used to adorn a wide variety of projects. On pillows they add a cluster of sparkle here and there. Add a clasp and use to keep your scarf closed, or pinback as jewelry for a lapel or hat brim. Fill a glass bowl with starfish to use as a centerpiece or add a braided loop to decorate packages or as ornaments. Glue a magnet on the back and use it to post notes on the refrigerator or a suction cup for a window display. The possibilities are endless!

These are addictive to make and when it comes time to glue on the beads, the process reminds me of decorating cookies with colorful sugar crystals.

Click here to download the free pdf for the project.


  1. i really wanted to make these. pdf is unavailable :(

  2. Use the link on the right side of my blog. Then download PDF - this link works.