|some of my favourite decorations|
Severeal years back I had a bit of a stab at fashioning something festive with beads. It was such a hit that someone asked me for a set:
|unfortunately this is an old snapper camera job so it's a small and terrible picture|
but is the first and only actual 'set'.
Notice how they are all different
(as snowflakes should be)
The Christmas tree itself started to appear around the time of the Renaissance altions some speculate as to its truest origins. These first trees were decorated with apples, dates and candy. In the 1800's garlands of pop corn, pastries, cookies and other decorations started to appear. It was in the mid 1800's in Germany that a glass blower created the first Christmas tree baubles. They took off like wildfire and today we have everything from artisan crafted ceramics, glass and beaded ornaments to the popular mass produced factory baubles.
In modern times many people are seeking special ornaments whether because they love to support handcrafts, they want something unique, they want something that will last, they collect individual ornaments. In many ways the christmas ornament is returning to it's artisan crafted roots.
I love making these and am always surprised at their warm reception too.
|a bit or a royal mix of colours|
|sugar skulls, for that extra quirk factor|
|turquoise and red with silver, i like that combo|
|girlie but individual|
|they are not just chsriatms ornaments!|
|this one was actually put on a necklace|
|one i made for our tree|
|finally: i started playing with wreathe ornament ideas|