I have been quite fortunate in being able to find old jewellery that can be used a Order stars
The first one I found had no pin, or clasp and was monochrome white metal. The holes in some of the saltir arms probably indicate it was originally sewn onto a sash, or coat.
It seems to have a biblical scene at the centre.
I painted up some of the background in gold to enhance it
As I wanted to wear it with lots of different outfits, I made a fastening for it by gluing
two 2 pence coins to the back and gluing a broach pin to these coins.
Here's a picture of me wearing it with my diplomatic dress uniform.
The second star I found had a little bit of damage and had a plain centre.
I have yet to find a good way to repair the damage, but found a nice lion face button to mount in the middle.
I quite like the two-tone effect on this one.
Until next time