Monday

Do you love Shiny Christmas Ornaments?



Me too!

I could look at my grandmothers Christmas tree for a very long time. Hunting and hunting for all of the shiny brite ornaments I could find. Beautiful, vibrant colors. Amazing shapes. Sparkly texture. Beautiful and fragile.

I have a few of those ornaments, still. As I rearranged some things last winter I came across them and decided to leave them out for a while. Then they ended up on my design table....if you are creative, you know what happened next.

They never knew what hit them. I sat there just looking at them and sketching....then some watercolor... Now how do I get that sparkly texture? Before long the sketch was transferred to my computer drawing program. From there it turned into an embroidery design. I have resisted putting my embroidery into hoops. Not a snooty response, just one knowing that a lot of time and effort goes into each piece and I would hate for it not to last like heirlooms of the past.

I've designed my hoops a little differently so that they last and become future heirlooms. You may ask, "well how did you do that?" ....shhhhhh

12 reviews:

Sherry said...

It's a smashing idea, beautifully executed, Rose. I have dozens of boxes of these old ornaments and love them.

Shhhhh is right!

xoSherry

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Of course I absolutely love old ornaments! I have never seen such a wonderful embroidered one...the stitching looks so soft I wanna touch it!

Orion Designs said...

You captured the essence of the ornaments beautifully.
Vicki

MAB Jewelry said...

How wonderful. I still stretch out under the Christmas tree and look up through the branches after I get it decorated every year. There's nothing more magical than all that glowing.
Okay, now I want to put up the Christams tree.

mermaiden said...

oh they're so beautiful and sentimental. one of those shapes has me wanting you to do a pomegranate, though. like on a cuff with red beads too ;]

Leslie said...

I love Christmas! Those ornaments are awesome, you did a really great job.

treasurefield said...

GREAT idea, as usual, and they look great too. Of course! I love the addition of the button!
I have an aunt who decorates with touches of pink and her white Christmas tree mostly pink. She would love these!

Michelle said...

Oh my,
they are sooo pretty!!!

KClark Photography said...

Those are so lovely and much less fragile.

謝欣芷 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Edna / HandmadeDiva said...

Wow! I love this embroidery work. Beautiful.

Edna / HandmadeDiva said...

Wow! I love this embroidery work. Beautiful.

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