We love making ornaments in my house. In fact, we make it a party every year! My tree is decorated with treasures we've made through the years and I love giving ornaments as gifts. I've been making ornaments every year since high school, although most of the early ones have disappeared. When Jess and I first got married we would pick a theme for our tree every year and make crazy artsy ornaments together. We still make ornaments although our tree has morphed into a hodge podge of anything woodland.
Which brings me to my ornaments for the hop, these woodland inspired birds. At a local craft show this year I happened upon a talented Michigan ceramic artist who had these beautiful bird ornaments. As soon as I saw them I know they would make amazing gifts this year with just a little extra work put into them.
I paired these up with lampwork and polymer disk beads. Wire and seed beads were fashioned into a clever hoop for hanging on the tree. The lampwork is from Sue Beads and the polymer clay are Humblebeads, of course!
I'd like to invite you to visit the other particpating creative artists who have made ornaments today. Fix yourself a cup of cocoa, turn on some holiday music and enjoy:
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