Tag: ornament

This One or That One

Go with the dovey in simple pearly white or with the gold leafing on the edges? Decisions decisions.

Which way to go?

I made a stack of doves in plain white (I hate working in plain white! The clean room needed to do it does not exist in my studio) with lightly textured fronts. On the front textured I painted layers of milky pearly shiny goodness. The back remains plain so you can grab a Sharpie and scribble your own message. Makes a great gift label and ornament.

Ornaments Redux

Ornament Making Class

I had a fun run of ornament making classes with the whole range of clay folks in town. Grade 1 through adults showed up for classes this fall and we made ornaments. These are from my last adult class based on my free tutorial. I will have to update the instructions to include some of the extra ideas that people have come up with since I released it last year.

The Simple Things

Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the US – it was 6 weeks ago here, in Canada, and I didn’t even have to toss leftovers out unseen this time – and today marks the shopping frenzy called Black Friday. There’s even a bit of it here with lots of chains offering special discounts. It’s enough to make slightly shyer folks like me want to hide inside.

I put together simple ornaments yesterday and today. Some already went off to the US for the Fabulous FAM Ornament Swap. One of them is this guy:

poinsettia polymer clay ornament

I figure I’ll wear it on a ribbon as a pendant because I’m just kooky-artistic enough to do that. But they were made to look cute on your tree, too. I have some slightly pinker ones and these rich red ones.

Tomorrow is the show at the next to closest community to mine. It was probably the first craft sale I did with my grandmother about 15 or so years ago and I’ve done it most of the years since! My daughter even learned her first few Christmas carols to the skipped part in the tape they used to play. The show organizer has it so organized by this point that it is always a pleasure to do this show and, in keeping with recent trends, they’ve begun enforcing a handmade items only participant list.

If you’re in Calgary pop by the Marlborough Community Association show. It’s directly behind the Marlborough Mall and the weather is supposed to be lovely (for Calgary, in November) this weekend. There’s a concession, children’s activities and free babysitting, baked goods and all handmade items.