December 9, 2015

Ornament Blog Hop: Metal Sketch Snowflakes

I love making handmade ornaments. In fact, I have a tiny tree in my house filled with ones I've made over the years with special art beads. I also have handmade ornaments filling my tree and love giving them as gifts too. Art beads create instant heirloom status for a handcrafted ornament!

This year I made ornaments to celebrate the release of my new book, Beautiful Elements. The book features many projects using metal, hammers, tools and wire to create images or metal sketches as I've coined them in the book.

I added one of my snowflake coin beads to each ornament along with an icy looking stone. The hangers are waxed linen with copper seed beads. 

The evergreen one is featured on the Art Bead Scene. You can also enter to win a set of my snowflake coins over on there too!

Another ornament that has been getting created quite a bit in the studio is this snowy owl. Taken from a drawing in my sketchbook. I made one for my tree and have been sending them out to their new homes too!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Head on over the Art Bead Scene to see everyone's creations and enter to win those snowflake beads.


Sarah said...

Love these Heather! They are so beautiful! I've been enjoying using the riveting hammer for texture - that's my favorite. Merry Christmas!

Islandgirl said...

Think I like the one with the 'black' circle the best!

Alicia said...

They're all gorgeous - I love the combination of those beautiful snowflake beads with the metal 'charm'.

Ditsy Blue said...

They're all beautiful, and I love your owl too! I think I'll be adding your new book to my Christmas list!

Kristina said...

Beautiful. I want to learn how to etch so badly.

baymoondesign said...

I love the snowflake beads. They are perfect for your beautiful ornaments.

Bijoux Gems Joy said...

All lovely. I think that I'm most fond of the diamond one.