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« on: December 10, 2008 05:49:50 PM »

I've been loving all the awesome ornament ideas being tossed around here. I've come up with a few of my own to contribute...   Grin Grin

Meet Mr. Pickle. This is my take on the traditional Christmas pickle. I've always wanted one but never had one. I finally made this for addicted2knitting in the December Birthday swap and now of course I have to make one for me  Cheesy I shaped a bit of foil to be roughly the size of a small pickle and covered it with clay. I think it gave it very realistic curves and wrinkles like a pickle has. The arms and legs are wire (I got the idea from the BentObjects guy http://www.bentobjects.blogspot.com/) and I thought it was appropriate to glue the whole body to a fork  Grin I wish I had more tools so I could have molded the fork more but as it was all I had the strength for was to bend it  Roll Eyes



I also made a2k a "birthday" ornament since her birthday is on the 24th. I got the idea from all the cool altoid tin ornaments I've been seeing - its made from a small oval gift box (the lid was turned into another ornament) that I painted sky blue. I mod poged a snowflaky background (I don't know if you can actually see it in the picture) and then sculpted a tiny winter tree, snow landscape, and dog (modeled after a2k's pup) to fit in the box. I used wire for the tree frame. After baking, I carefully folded up a handful of tiny paper boxes that I wrapped with one strand of embroidery floss to be the presents. I glued those to the branches, dotted with glue, and sprinkled liberally with glitter. On the back is a little description of the tree and its significance.



Lastly, I made a simple tree of life ornament out of a bangle and some mixed white/clear/iridescent beads.



Let me know what you think  Grin

 

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008 07:27:06 PM »

all of these are fantastic but the pickle one takes the cake Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008 09:20:37 PM »

These are really great.  I love the pickle.  And the tree story is very unique and very wonderful.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2008 06:11:47 AM »

Oh my!  I love Mr. Pickle.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2008 04:36:29 AM »

Oh my god Mr Pickles is amazing! Like, i would pay good money for that is a shop sort of amazing. Love the fork too, nice touch!
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2008 12:45:11 PM »

My favorite is the tree of life. I can picture it twinkling in the lights.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2008 01:08:46 PM »

fabulous! Absolutely fabulous!!
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