Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ABS X-mas Ornament Blog Hop

Hello All,

Welcome to my ABS X-Mas Ornament  Blog Hop Page!

One of the things I enjoyed as a child at Christmas time was the ribbon candy, not so much for it's taste but for the beautiful colors.  The beads I made out of Paperclay tinted with acrylic paint and gold leaf reminded me of ribbon candy. I made tubes, disks and drum shaped beads.


The Paperclay Beads, Pink, Gold and Green

 The drum shaped beads reminded me of little presents so I "trimmed" them with seed bead ribbons and bows.
The Gifts

Then I decided that a wreath would be a nice way to use the little presents so I took some 24 gauge gold tone wire and wrapped it several times around my cloth measuring tape (it was wound up).  It just happened to be a nice size, but anything round would have worked.  I took some seed beads and attached the disks to the bottom of the wreath as dangles.  Who doesn't like dangles!

The Beginning of the Wreath with the Dangles
Then I used more wire to attach the presents to the wreath one on each side of the dangles.  With the ends of the wire I wrapped the wreath with seed beads.
Almost Done,  Dangles, Gifts, Seed Beed Love, and Adorning the Hanger
Using a separate wire I wrapped the hanger section with seed beads.  Can you tell I like seed beads?  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  Now it has a home on my son's tree.

On the Tree, Isn't it Beautiful!
For those who love to bake at Christmas I want to share a link for some delicious molasses cookies.  Jamie Deen's Old-Fashioned Ginger Crinkle Cookies They are a nice change from all the chocolate making the rounds.  Instead of rolling them into individual balls and flattening them I like to roll them into logs and slice them.  I skip the whole rolling them in sugar part too.  I hope you enjoy them.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I'm linking up with the ABS 4th Annual Ornament Blog Hop.http://artbeadscene.blogspot.com/2013/12/ornamentbloghop2013.html.




19 comments:

  1. Very pretty Ornament, looks like you had fun. Thanks for the Ginger cookie recipe too, I look forward to making those- yum.

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    1. I'm glad you like my ornament. It was fun. I've made the cookies a few times. They are really good.

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  2. hello from a new blog hopper from the UK. I love your decoration.

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    1. Thanks for visiting from the UK. I'm happy you like my ornament. Hope you're enjoying the rest of the blog hop.

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  3. What a clever idea for those adorable little "presents". The presents could stand alone they are so cute but putting them on a wreath........priceless.

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  4. I love ribbon candy too - as decorations! I put them in mason jars in the kitchen - they are so festive. The beading on your ornament is so much - the presents are so clever. Enjoy the blog hop!

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  5. "Sweet" ornament :) I love those little beaded gifts.

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  6. Your son is one lucky guy to receive such an amazing ornament! I can tell you are a thoughtful artist and an amazing mom. Thanks for the molasses cookie recipe too! They are my dad's favorite and I will look forward to sharing with him. Have a very lovely holiday,

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    1. Thank you for commenting. Hope you have a great holiday too!

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  7. Very glamorous! What a "sweet" present for your son :0)

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  8. How sweet! Literally! ;-) My favorite aunt always had a tin of the ribbon and pulled candy. I loved the colors and now I know where my bead fascination must have originated! Love the seed beads as the wrapping. Clever! Thank you for playing along with us on the Art Bead Scene! Merry Christmas! Enjoy the day. Erin

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    1. Thank you all at ABS for hosting the Ornament Blog. I really enjoyed it.

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  9. The presents are so cute! Looks like you had fun!

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  10. What a lovely decoration and thanks for showing how you made it!

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