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Art Bead Ornaments

Welcome to the Art Bead Scene’s ornament blog hop! We were all challenged to pick from our art bead stash and make ornaments. I went with my birdie and house beads to make simple little ornaments:

Birdie Ornament

Both ornaments were fishing expeditions in the bowls of bead soup in my work area. By this point in my beady life, there are plenty of bits of ribbon, wire, stone and everything else to make some cute little things!

Lil House Ornament

Make sure and check out my fellow Blog Hoppers:

Art Bead Scene


Treasures Found

Song Beads

Viki O’Dell

Sue Beads

Modern Nature Studio

Diane Hawkey

Suburban Girl Studio

Jen Judd Rocks

Ellie’s Bijoux

Island Girl’s Insights

Life By The Seat Of My Pants

Tooaquarius  (you’re here)

Shelley Graham Turner

Artfully Ornamental

Charis Designs Jewelry

Harrison Hollow Designs

Silver Nik Nats

Bead Soup Mix

Toodles and Binks

Bead Recipes

Play Sculpt Live

BeeTree by M.E.

Billi RS Rothe

A Half-Baked Notion

Kimis Jewelry and Gifts

Beady Ornament Goodness

The Art Bead Scene posted a call out to beady folk everywhere to join the 2011 Ornament Blog Hop and I tossed my name in the hat! There are some amazing pieces being featured in this hop! First up we have my group shot:

Group Shot!

Then the rings by themselves – these were older beads I’d had for a bit. They finally got used! Yay! Happy beads. One is just a big gold bow at the top of the ring. The other has sparkly ribbon woven around and around. The last has little wire squiggles and red glass beads tied on.

Beady Rings

The final one is my little poinsettia wreath. I made a few small loops of brass wire and then wrapped the last of my poinsettias on (there’s a few in my shop yet but last in my box of play with beads, sigh). I added a few leaves and a ribbon at the top. If I do this one again, I’ll use a much thinner gauge of wire to bind the beads on and add pearls!

Poinsettia Wreath

Don’t forget to have a look at the other blog hoppers:

Christmas Ornaments

This weekend is the Fall Into Christmas Show, the biggest local handmade market, and I spent the week finishing up preparations for that. It seems odd to be cranking out Christmas items when it’s been in the high 20s all week, just like summer, but that’s just what I did.

Ornaments heading out

These are all versions of my tutorial. Some of these use 8 parts. I have some that DIDN’T get finished in time that will be other variants as well. I have an awful lot of ornaments here to use up!