Heather Powers of Art Bead Scene is hosting the annual ABS Ornament Blog Hop. The challenge is to create a holiday ornament using a handmade component or artbead. Hey, I can do that!! Don't you think?
Of course I can...and I did!
First let me apologize. The other day I showed you a peek of what I was working on, but that was the OTHER day...I changed my mind since then! I ALWAYS second guess myself. I'm thinking it's probably a GOOD thing that I tend to put things off to the last minute. Otherwise I would redo a design a hundred-and-one times! EXHAUSTING!
So in the end I decided to move away from the traditional green and gold I had begun to play with, and I took a little turn. I ended up with a teal and copper combo. Two of my favs! How do you like it?
The "medallion" is made from polymer clay which was textured using my own handcarved swirly texture plate. I painted it with teal colored glitter paint and dusted it with copper pigment.
I wrapped it with copper wire (hey, I am actually getting better with my metal wrapping skills! yay!).
Then I strung on a teal crystal and an antiqued copper metal bead.
Next I added this pretty crystal embellished butterfly to give just a touch more bling, and then finished it off with a l ittle embellished hook from which it could be hung.
I don't usually do such "fancy" things, I am more a nature-inspired chick, but it is the HOLIDAYS afterall, so I guess a little bling is called for!
I can't wait to see what my fellow artists have created, come with me and let's find out -
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