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« on: January 04, 2012 10:01:23 PM »

It was a dreary brown Christmas here, a bit of a disappointment.  But that's OK, I did not mind the warmer temperatures that came with it, and I made snowflakes for everyone so we could appreciate their beauty without all the shoveling and salting that goes with it.

Actually, I had started making woodburned ornaments earlier this year, but the problem was that when we packed away the stuff for renovations, the ornaments got packed away too so I could not finish them.

But I made these from some long bugle beads I had, with firepolished crystals and various sizes of seedbeads, and wire; after taking a brief workshop with the designer, Maria Rypan, earlier this year.



I made them in a variety of silvers, blues, and iridescent/clear bead, and added them to cards, and as add-ons to presents.  But I did not have enough to give away to everyone at our family Christmas party, so I may make more for next year.   Instead, I made bath bombs and handmade cards for the family party.







they ended up being about 3-4 inches in diameter - roughly palm sized.


Here is my blog posting about them
http://onyxnox.blogspot.com/2011/12/wishing-you-all-merry-christmas-day.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012 10:39:51 PM »

Those look so beautiful! I can't even pick a favorite color  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012 12:18:58 AM »

Thank you - I did not get around to making them yet, but the iridescent bugle beads would look awesome with purple beads/crystals too.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012 12:14:57 PM »

Oh wow! So shiny and pretty. You did an wonderful job, I bet they looked so awesome on the tree!
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