Trend Flash--Superstar title Design Idea B23A Necklace

by Dan Day, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

We are made of star-stuff. Everybody is a star.
- Carl Sagan - Sly Stone

A superstar is a highly visible and much talked about entertainer or--in the world of fashion--a model or designer that achieves that status by a combination of talent, skill, determination and luck. The fashion superstar is the trendsetter, admired and copied by many. Fortunately for many of us, we can easily adorn ourselves and our customers with the trappings, and therefore, some of the flash and glory of star power. And, of course, the best emblem of stardom comes in the shape of stars that are illuminating superstar designs on the runways and catwalks of the trendiest fashion shows.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has variety of star-themed products including beads, findings, pendants, drops, focals and charms that can be incorporated into your own superstar jewelry lines.

Let’s get started with a few examples of star-themed jewelry-making components:

  • Beads
    The incredible inner glow of Crystal Passions® crystal star-shaped beads are a result of the remarkable three-dimensional design. The five points of the star are rounded for a smooth, celestial look.
  • Headpins
    Elevate the status of this jewelry-making staple with some star power.
  • Charms
    A simple yet effective component such as the gold-plated brass charm below will add flash and flair to a wide variety of jewelry designs.
Crystal Passions Crystal Star-Shaped Beads

Crystal Passions crystal star-shaped beads

Star Headpins

Star headpins

Star Charms

Star charms

  • Pendants
    Beautiful carved one-sided shell pendants offer an iridescent sheen and come in well-matched pairs with removable bails for design versatility.
  • Focals
    Get lots of big bang in your design with colorful, epoxy-filled cluster focal components on plated chain.

    With attractive double-sided faceting, glass star focal components are polished for appealing sparkle, and is a great addition to jewelry designs.
Star-Shaped Pendants

Star-shaped pendants

Star Drops

Star drops

Star Focals

Star focals

  • Star Disc Cutter
    Be a DIY star and use this steel 6-piece disc cutting set to cut precise star shapes in 36-gauge to 14-gauge sheet metals of gold, silver, copper, brass or aluminum.
Star Disc Cutter

Star disc cutter

Star-Themed Design Ideas

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Here are a few design ideas to help you catch your rising star of stellar-themed designs:


Express Yourself


Hooray for Hollywood


Star Bright

Again, simple wins the day with earrings that let the silver-plated star drops take center stage.

This necklace design, called "Star Bright" is made from blue goldstone star beads.

Superstar Stars dangle in the heavenly abode of the necklace featuring open stars with zebra stripes.

This single-strand necklace design evokes the silver screen with sterling silver charms, sterling silver chain and, the star of the show, a Crystal Passions crystal star pendant.

Seek out and explore new ways to incorporate stars into your designs and boldly go where no jewelry designer has gone before.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
- Harriet Tubman

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