Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ornaments 5 through 12, plus 4 more of the same design

Had a case of 'ho-hums', was unmotivated and didn't have any creative spirit.  I am fairly sure it was based on the fact to I had a co-worker staying with me.  Was supposed to have been for one week, turned into 3 weeks and each night when we got home I would go to my bedroom and read.  Got him to move on and that seems to have re-started things flowing again.  On the weekend of February 22nd-23rd, I started a Ornament Suite of seven ornaments.  One each of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple and an ornament with a spoke in each color.  Finished the seven on March 1st, and on the next day started on colors, Gold, Silver, Black and White.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

4/52 ornament

As alluded to in previous post, I did a white and gold version (two actually) of the red onion with pearls and white onion with pearls and opaque black seed beads.  I have several more colors of the miniature ornaments plus a couple dozen of miniature stylized Christmas tree ornaments along with frosted pine cones.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Ornaments #2 and #3 for 2014

I had the 'spike' ornaments for several years.  I have them in red, green, blue and purple.  Wanted to carry the swag motif from the miniature ornaments to the entire ornament.

This is the ornament that I am giving an internet friend for his birthday, February 5th.  It will be going into the post this afternoon.  He likes the black/white/gold color combination and most (if not all) ornaments he has received from me are in this combo.

Currently working on the above but using white opal instead of opaque black.  Have one finished and half way through a second.  The white will be for the 1st Quarter ornament exchange at ChristmasOnramentCrafters under the YAHOO! groups.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Other ornaments from Christmas 2013

Most of the Christmas gifts I give are handmade beaded ornaments done in various colors of beads.  Occasionally I will more than one, especially if the gift is going to a couple or family.  The following are photos of ornaments which were given during the 2013 Christmas season.

These were not only the Exchange ornaments I used but were also a set given to my younger sister in NC.

The red ones were also given to my younger sister.

Another set went to a co-worker and his family.  The Dark Red (not shown) to the father as he likes Alabama, the wife received the White, oldest daughter Purple and youngest daughter Pink.

Most of the other ornaments given followed the designs below but in various colors.  The Suspended Chandelier (left) also was done in White, Blue, Orange, Rainbow, Light Blue and Ivory.  The regular Chandelier (right) was done in White, Light Blue, Rainbow.

I also did a few variations on the Exchange ornaments in Blue with Silver beads.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

First Ornament of 2014

When I was in NC for Christmas, I found 14 dozen miniature ornaments which I had purchased several years ago.  There are 6 colors of the onion-shaped glass ornaments.  Using the red ornament I have just finished this ornament.  The ornament is 8.5" tall and 2.75" across.  Other colors are bronze, gold, pale gold, olivine green and snowy white.

Thought about using red glass beads instead of the pearls, but I don't have corresponding glass beads for the other colors.  By using the pearls, I can give several as a gift and they will look as if they are a set.  The small seed beads I use will match the onion ornament and I've incorporated them on the dangles

Friday, December 20, 2013

Another set of 2013 Christmas gifts - II

These two went to a person who like the elegance of the color combination of black, gold and white .  Each year he receives at least one ornament in these colors either for Christmas or his birthday.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Another set of 2013 Christmas gifts

This family consists of three: husband who is from Irish descent, his wife and their 5 month old son.  They received several of my ornaments over the past year and the son’s birth gift from me was 2 - 1.5 carat faceted rubies.