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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Ornament Blog Hop 2011

Last year in a moment of panic when I realized I'd signed up for the ornament blog hop and had nothing made I gathered up bits and pieces that I no longer loved or didn't want to use...  This year I remembered my intention to particpate with 10 days to make my ornament (am I actually getting more organized?)

Even with 10 days I decided to use a similar method of assembling components...  I started with the art bead....  then came the little glass beads to compliment it....  Well the long and short of it ... the final ornament doesn't have a single component that was in the original pile...

My beaded bead was replaced with a slightly burnt enameled bead... My raindrop was remade in a colour that matched my beaded bead which I didn't use... and instead of using little flameworked beads I used small commercial triangular beads.... The original raindrops were made as a fund raiser for a local day care... 'raindrops of hope' so I thought using one in this years ornament was appropriate!

Then I hung it on the tree next to last years ornament and decided that they were much to similar...

Link to last years ornament!

So this year Charlie's tree gets two NEW ornaments!  What a lucky tree!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season... and have a I started to declutter NO!

Here's a list of other participating blogs!
Suburban Girl Studio
Life in the Lyon's Den
Jeannie's Blog
Blog by Salla
Maria Grimes
It's Been a While
Sue Beads
Artist At Work
Modern Nature Studio
Too Aquarius
Artfully Ornamental
Gem Rose Designs
Jewels by Ine
BeeTree by M.E.
Islandgirl's Insights   (You Are Here!)
Angela Lund-Logan
Gem's PC Corner
Summers Studio
Sandy Volpe
The Next Bend
Skye Jewels
Janina Grigore
Elysian Studios
Art Bead Scene


Pricilla said...

They look intriguing

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Very nice! I swear most of my projects don't end up looking like I anticipated. I think it's part of the creative journey!

SummersStudio said...

Very festive and happy.

Marie Cramp said...

I think it's really beautiful!

Lupe Meter said...

Lovely creations! Nice job!

Maria said...

I love them both! Very nice...

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Very nice work- Merry Christmas!

Pricilla said...

Both are quite lovely

Heather Powers said...

What a fun way to use up your extra beads. They are both lovely!

JeannieK said...

I just love the brunt enamel bead and both lovely.

Jewels By Ine said...

Such nice beads.. nice colors!

salla said...

both ornaments are wonderful!

Diana P. said...

That was a funny story! Sometimes it just happens that way! Nice work on the ornament!

Sandi Volpe said...

Very nice, love the story too.

SueBeads said...

Very nice! They are both lovely!

Spirited Earth said...

both lovely ornaments

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Both ornaments are beautiful and unique! I don't really think your first ornament is too similar to last year's. But hey, you ended up with two lovely creations this year!

steufel said...

what a fun and festive ornament.

TesoriTrovati said...

That is my favorite way to make things! I love to gather up the bits and pieces that I have lying around and putting them together in an unexpected and exciting way! Enjoy the day.