Art Bead Scene is having its 6th Annual Ornament Blog Hop today. I love making Christmas ornaments and our tree is filled with handmade ornaments from family and craft shows. I wanted to make a small ornament as our tree is not that big. I created a Christmas tree from polymer clay and added Christmas clay canes that I have made. A little gold leaf adds a little sparkle. I also made the beaded hanging wire by wire wrapping crystals and beads in the wire. It adds a nice touch to the handmade ornament I think.
I hope you will visit the other blogs in this hop and I wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a creative New Year.
I follow the Art Jewelry Elements Blog
and when they created an art headpin challenge, I knew that I wanted to join. I have never made headpins before, so I needed to do some research before I started. A lot of headpins are made from glass and are quite beautiful. Since I work with polymer clay, I wanted to make headpins from clay. I make many different types of beads and enjoy making them all. I started off with some copper wire and decided on about a 3 inch length to use for wrapping and adding other beads. I started off with about 3 1/2 inches of wire and make a loop in one end and then firmly inserted it into the clay bead that I had formed. I then shaped the bead, making sure that I closed the clay around the wire. I tried some different shapes, but ended up with the dagger style shape that I really liked. Here is the result:
Here is a closer look at one of the pairs:
I think that this is my favorite pair:
I want to thank the Art Jewelry Element Team for all their great posts!
Now please take a look at all the other creations here
Can it be July? Time travels fast and I have been making Christmas beads for my Christmas in July promotions.
It always delights me to make these beads and ornaments. I will be running a special coupon code in my etsy store for the Christmas in July promo. Using code Xmas10 will give you 10% off your total purchase. Enter the code at checkout before paying. This code will be valid until July 15.
Thank you so much for taking a look at my beads.
After spending a week in Utah and visiting Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, I have a whole new appreciation for the outdoors and nature. The "hoo-doos " in Bryce Canyon are amazing and the area is just breathtaking.
I have been inspired to create with some of the new images in mind and hope that they will stir the creative spirit in you.