Friday, December 16, 2011

Ornament Swap Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!  I want to thank Sally Russick (of Wireworked fame) for hosting this awesome exchange and blog hop in the spirit of the season!  I'm so excited to be a part of it :)  My partner was the wonderful Sandi Volpe, I encourage you to check out her webpage (beyond her blog post) she is an incredibly talented artist :)

I, being the scatterbrained mother of three that I am, forgot to take pictures of my ornament before I sent it off *hangs head in chagrin*.  So Sandi was kind enough to take a picture of it for me :)


I wanted to create something... beautiful, but unusual.  Any of you who know me very well know I have a complete obsession with Fallen Angel Brass Co. brass... and I'm a total addict for their wire :).  So I decided I wanted to create a little snow whirlwind for Sandi.  I filled a longish piece of wire with frosted glass seed beads and twisted them round into a spiral, then added a gorgeous blue boro bead from Iris Art Glass.  Beneath the boro I've twisted and hung sparkling swarovski crystals.  Simple but I think it hangs well and I hope the boro will shimmer and the swarovskis sparkle on her tree :)

Here is the absolutely BEAUTIFUL piece, Sandi made me :)


Isn't it lovely???  You can learn more about it on her blog post :)  Here are the links for the rest of the wonderful ladies in the hop!  Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season :)



17 comments:

  1. That is so lovely. Simple sparkling elegance, just like snow itself. I may just have to think about trying that for myself...
    Happy Holidays!

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  2. Jennifer,

    Thanks you so much for a beautiful ornament, sorry I could not get a better picture due to broken camera. Warmest wishes for the Holidays.

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  3. Jennifer, your ornament is just lovely. The colors are elegant, and this ornament will never go out of style.

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  4. oh what wonderful ornaments you've both made....enjoy the holidays

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  5. That is a sweet winter decoration! Perfect for the tree. I think frosted glass is lovely!

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  6. Oh yes I had to unwrap mine becuse I didn't take a picture...eeek! *Great Minds* lol Beautiful Jennifer XO

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  7. Wow! What a lovely spiral! That shape always grabs my eye. The Hop has been Great Fun!!!

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  8. Jennifer, your ornament is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the spiral (I make and use quite a bit of spirals in my jewelry, there is just something about the shape of spirals that draws you in) and the frosty color palette is perfect! I think that the crystals and boro beads will shine quite nicely on Sandi's tree!!

    Jen, thank you for taking part in the ornament swap! I hope it added a little more sparkly to the holiday season!! Have a very Happy Holiday!!!

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  9. Neat idea! It's a great way to create some sparkle and movement! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!!
    Jen

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  10. Both ornaments are really wonderful and creative! I bet your ornament sparkles beautifully! The twisted design is really fun.

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  11. I love the whirlwind ornament you received!!! This is an adventure in creativity! Merry Christmas!

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  12. Hello Miss Jennifer! I love the swirling snow ornament you made. Clever! And that dove is so uniquely Miss Sandi. She is a delight. Merry Christmas to you!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  13. What a great idea - a snow whirl! And in the perfect icy colors. It is beautiful! And I love Sandi's soldered charms - the dove will be the perfect addition to your tree!

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  14. Jennifer, Your design is very pretty and it does look like a snow whirl how cool is that! The ornament that Sandi sent to you is so precious love the little dove in side the silver cup.
    Merry Christmas,
    Therese

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  15. I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who forgot to take a picture of our own creations. (Of course, I'm not a mother and have less of an excuse than you!) The ornament you made is definitely unique and full of so much fun and sparkle. Great job!
    The one you received is definitely a treasure also!

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  16. I couldn't find my photo of my own too, so we're all in the same boat at this time of year! Great job to you and Sandi, wonderful ornaments!

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