Monday, December 12, 2016

New Christmas Ornament Design

Hello crafty friends! Christmas is fast approaching! Are you ready? I'm really not, but it's coming anyway lol. I did manage to create a Christmas ornament, and not with paper this time. My obsession with wire wrapping continues!
I created this ornament (actually two) for a friend of mine to give to her daughters. They are personalized with the girls names and I also added the year.

Pictured is one of the ornaments hanging on her Christmas tree. And her girls loved them! To create the base, I used 18 gauge wire and wrapped it around a glass that was about 4 1/2 inches wide, attaching where the wire meets with a smaller piece of wire, then curled the ends.  I created the tree shape with each end of the trunk of the tree wrapped around the frame, then added green beads around the tree with 24 gauge wire. The garland is red beads strung on wire and wrapped back and forth on the tree. The outside of the frame is wire wrapped with silver and clear beads added. The name on the left is letter beads with red, green and clear beads strung on wire, with each end curled and attached to the frame with thin wire. The year is metal stamped into a small metal tag, also strung on wire with ends curled and attached with thin wire. 
I love how they turned out so much that I made each one of my girls one! 
This past Saturday, we had a Christmas family reunion on my Dad's side of the family. It was so great catching up with aunts, uncles and cousins. There was a lot of food, but great fellowship. 
Yesterday, I finally got my Christmas tree up. I will share pictures soon :)
That's all from me today. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

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