It's been a while since I have made enough for one of the Art Elements themed challenges to warrant a blog post, but I've actually been fairly busy with holiday themed items lately for a series of online shows I've been a part of over in my friend Anna Pierson's Sagahus Components Facebook Group. Yay!
I made a little collection of earrings using upcycled tins pairing them with snowflake charms and really fun Italian glitter resin. I think my favorites are the ones with the embossed silver snowflakes that I cut from some small storage/gift tins that I snatched up last year at Michael's after the holidays.
Necklaces featuring artisan beads with some holiday flair were also on my creative docket. I bought a set of partridge and pear ceramic lentils from Golem Design Studio at Bead & Button last year and I knew I wanted to make a tree for the little bird! I used the general idea from one of Heather Power's tutorials to shape the tree out of copper wire and then hammered the whole frame to work harden it. I then filled in the tree with a mix of seed beads, Czech glass, and Swarovski crystal pearls in colors to coordinate with the ceramic bead. The middle necklace features a whimsical reindeer enameled pendant by Lindy's Designs strung with tons of Czech glass and some lavender candy jade. The necklace on the right is a stack of polymer clay goodies from Humblebeads. Love the the little red bird, it's sweet nest, and the snow kissed pinecone she made. I added a few elements including some copper plated branches and Czech glass beads.
I hope you've enjoyed my little tour through this year's holiday makes! Wishing you all a joyful holiday season!