One of my favorite objects to collect and gift over the years, these intricate, handmade paper stars are made by fellow Pittsburgher, Maeve Sattler aka MaeveMade.
Maeve generously agreed to make some custom JVB stars inspired by my collections and color palettes. She created three stars—one gold striped inspired by my gold luster painted vases, one using the blues+greens in my earthenware collection, and one with the four colors from a collection of stained porcelain cups.
Each paper star also includes a porcelain+22k gold bead made by yours truly—the cherry on top of this very special piece!
MaeveMade star ornaments, tree toppers, and other celestial-inspired decor are based on a Polish tradition of handmade stars called jeżyks, or “little hedgehogs,” that dates back over a century in folk art harvest and holiday decorations.
From Maeve herself: I make each star carefully using paper cut and rolled by hand into 96 distinct points. Each star takes at least an hour to create, and several more depending on the size and complexity. It is a gradual and meticulous process resulting in an ethereal and playful starburst shape.
At any time of year, these stars look exquisite hanging from a tree branch, suspended from a ceiling or chandelier, paired with flower arrangements and centerpieces, clustered in a bowl, or simply displayed on a mantel or bookshelf.
See more of Maeve’s creations here:
Dimensions: 4.5” diameter