December 7, 2011

Ornament Blog Hop

I'm hosting an Ornament Blog Hop today on the Art Bead Scene.

We take decorating our Christmas tree very serious in the Humble Home.  For the last 17 years Jess and I have been making themed ornaments for our tree each year.  We come up with a theme together and get to work like little elves.  Over the last few years the ornament collection has been a reoccurring woodland theme with birds, nests, acorns, pine cones and snowflakes.  As you can imagine our tree is filled with beaded ornaments that I have created over the years.  It's one of my favorite crafty projects of the season!

This year's ornament features a Vintaj brass leaf embellished with embossing powders in a faux enamel finish. I layered on an Arte Metal leaf pendant and a trio of brass beads wrapped to look like berries. I paired them up with one of my disk beads, a rhinestone rondelle, a ceramic bead from Earthenwood and a fun beaded bead that I picked up at Michael's.

Jess sat down and made his own version of the design.

Be sure to stop by the Art Bead Scene today after 12pm (EST) for a chance to win a fabu prize from little ol' me.

Fix yourself a cup of hot cocoa and put on your favorite holiday radio station as you enjoy visiting the rest of the blog hop participants for a little ornament inspiration!

Humblebeads - You are here!

Hope you are having a fun and relaxing start to the holiday season!

28 comments:

Roxi said...

Love this sneak peak! Can't wait to see more. :)

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

How nice that you and Jess create ornaments for your tree together! Love the ornaments. I'll bet your tree is just stunning! I know I love mine every year because of the special ornaments either the kids or I have crafted and the special artist made ornaments I've collected.

Thank you so much for hosting this blog hop Heather. It's been fun!

sandi Volpe said...

Love your ornaments, thanks for organizing!!!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Heather and Jess- these are both wonderful!! I saw those red beads at Michaels, Heather, and had no idea what to do with them- what you have done is perfect. I would love to see all the ornaments you both have created over the years- I bet it is a beautiful collection!

Maria said...

Heather, LOVE your ornament! The leaf looks like it has a frosty finish, so pretty!
And Jess's is wonderful...they make a great pair!
Thanks again for hosting the blog hop!

Elaine said...

What a lovely pair of ornaments! Our tree has scads of homemade ornaments, mostly with clay and a fair share of those beaded, as well.

m.e. said...

Winter Woodland Wonderful!!!
I especially love that you combined elements from very different sources.
Things that some people might not have thought to use together all combined for Perfectly Lovely ornaments.
Very ,very inspiring!
Thank you for holding this FUN blog hop !
m.e. :)

Spirited Earth said...

love the woodland theme,and especially these leaf ornaments.

Marie Cramp said...

I just LOVE that Jess gets involved and created his own thing! That to me is REAL family! <3 Gets me all chocked up! Yes I admit I am an emotional wreck! lol Kudos to Jess! Heather your ornaments are Fantastic!! LOVE them!

Jewels By Ine said...

Oh I really like them both! The leaf is really nice!

salla said...

I love the pop of red at the top with the beaded bead! Very nice.

JeannieK said...

Heather you never disappoint! This ornament really reflects your style. High five to Jess!

Diana P. said...

They look great Heather! Thanks so much for hosting this blog hop!

SummersStudio said...

I think the family traditions are what make the holidays special. They are the most important part of the holidays in our family. I love that you and Jess have shared this for so many years. Your leaf and berry ornament is a lovely combination of colours and texture.

Colleen said...

Heather these are so beautiful! I hope that you have a wonderful holiday!

SueBeads said...

Love it Heather! And Jess's too!

Sally Russick said...

Both are beautiful, Heather! I love the earthiness of your ornament with that fabulous pop of red!!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Both your ornament and Jess's look great! Love that you have a woodland theme and a tradition of creating them together, so awesome! Thank you for hosting this event, I really enjoyed participating in it and look forward to next year!

Sharyl said...

Oo-la-la! I admire BOTH versions! What creative vision! It's like you can not only see, but also feel the textures of the "Dusty Miller" green, the dark earthy bronze, and shiny red berries!

Claire Maunsell said...

Such a lovely set! Love the verdigris leaf and the brown version, wonderful shape to pair with the berries...

steufel said...

Stunning, special and simply gorgeous!

Lupe Meter said...

Another stunning creation, Heather! Absolutely love it... beautiful! Thank you for stopping by to see my creation!

Janina Grigore Jewellery said...

Beautiful ornaments, both of them! Love the rustic earthy feel! The beads you used are exquisite!

Anonymous said...

I love these ornaments. What a great start!!
Katina
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TesoriTrovati said...

Oh man! You ought to sell your ornaments! I see this as a great pendant on a long chain as well. I love that melting pot stuff and think I might have to put that on my wish list for the new year. You make it look so awesome!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

Islandgirl said...

Very pretty especially the first one with those lucious red berries on top!

Thanks for hosting this it's a fun blog hop!

Lynne

Rembrandt Charms said...

The cherries and leaves look amazing in the neck piece.I think adding new elements create new looks and make the pieces adorable.

val said...

I'm sorry I missed out on this one! Your ornaments are lovely