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.