I wired two square nails to make the cross. Then threaded tiny crystals on to the wire and wrapped the cross. Actually, I have spent three days trying to make a star but it did not work out. Took about ten minutes to make the cross.
I've been working on this tree for a couple of weeks now. I've made a few more ornaments and have pulled all my crystals out of my drawers to fill it in. I love it. Had a difficult time getting a good photo of it, so I added more velvet with Photoshop. Hope it looks okay online.