Friday, December 26, 2014

Wire & Bead ornaments for ByHand giftie swap

I worked up this ornament for a different swap on a different group but when my original idea for the gifties for this swap became too time consuming I decided to just make a few of these instead!!  I am very happy with how they turned out!! I managed to make them all different using my supply of Ebeads.  I did all the beading first - there were beads everywhere!!  I put all those supplies away and then dug out the ribbon and started matching ribbon to the contrasting beads.  I am always amazed that with hundreds of rolls of ribbon sometimes I cannot find a really good match - for those I came up with a colour that worked even if it didn't match perfectly.

You are seeing these here now because all the gifties made it to their recipients and patiently waited for their turn to be opened on the days leading up to Christmas.  
 Our tree is full of handmade ornaments and each has a memory attached!!  I hope these all found their way to Christmas trees this season and will be lovingly put away to be enjoyed next year and maybe even for years to come!!


You can check out the tutorial for this ornament by clicking the link to Tutorials just under my header at the top of this page.