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« on: December 04, 2009 07:44:00 AM »

I found these neat little clear ornaments at Hobby Lobby and thought "I bet I can put a tree in there!" lol.  So I did.  The ornaments are about 3 inches tall.

I made a tiny wire bonsai tree with 26-gauge silver-finish copper wire and close to 50 swarovski crystals.  I mounted it on a white river rock, covered the roots with some sugar-like white glitter with some iridescent glitter mixed in, glued the rock to the bottom of the ornament, added loose glitter to the bottom, and put white ribbon over the seam of the ornament. 

I've used different types of Swarovkis for different ornaments, but for this one I used 2AB Crystal. They are gorgeous, and they kinda glow...

They are really hard to get good photos of...


Here's a shot where you can really see the "glow" of those 2AB Swarovskis


I wish I could show them in person! These photos were extremely hard to get, and they don't do justice to the real ornament. Still... what do you think? I taught a class to make them and the ornaments.  It was a fun class and everyone's ornaments were beautiful!

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009 07:46:48 AM »

Absolutely beautiful and very unique!!  Love it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009 08:05:15 AM »

It is so beautiful! Truly lovely.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009 08:23:13 AM »

you're a genius.
it's beautiful.

i spent a lot of time thinking about stuff one could put into these ornaments because i love to buy them, but most of the things one can do with them look somewhat cheap or like a kindergarden-project (which is perfectly fine, just not what i'm going for)

maybe you need diffuse light to get pictures without all of the reflections. you could use a desk lamp or something alike and cover it with thin white fabric or paper. so you should be able to avoid using the flash/getting reflections
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009 08:28:47 AM »

I love them! I've always liked the beaded trees, but didn't know what I'd do with one if I made it. The ornament idea is perfect.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2009 08:39:58 AM »

beautiful! I'd love to have one of these hanging from my Christmas tree. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009 10:11:37 AM »

I love these! They are beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009 10:48:39 AM »

this is too cute! I wish I could have joined your class!
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2009 02:14:58 PM »

Oohh, I love it!!  I don't do beading...yet... but I might have to start. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2009 06:16:28 PM »

That is absolutely gorgeous!
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