Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bonus Ornament Thursday: Party Pixie Ornament

This sassy pixie has put on her party hat, grabbed her magic wand, and is ready to celebrate! She is made from wire, some beads, bead caps, and some cool ceramic beads from Earthenwood Studio and Jangles.

I started by wiring up the arms with black copper wire, 20 gauge. Its nice and pliable so it's easy to work with. I started with a double loop in the center, and then made an arm with alternating black and white seed beads. I wrapped one end around a brass magic wand finding from Art Chix. For the other arm I wrapped the wire end around a brass jump ring that I had attached to an Earthenwood Flutter Heart charm.

Then I beaded the legs onto beading wire, starting with a red ladybug "shoe" with a seed bead as an anchor and a crimp holding it together. The legs are plain size 8 seed beads and yes, they do go all the way up! I folded the beading wire in half and finished the other leg to match the first one. A piece of wire was looped in the center of the leg and pulled up through the Jangles striped cone "skirt". Then I strung onto the wire: a bead cap, pumpkin body, the arms, a spacer, the head, and two caps and a glass bead for the hat. I made a wire wrap at the top onto a big pewter ring and added a ribbon. She's ready to PARTY!

A set of Party Pixie Beads is available in the Earthenwood Esty shop so you can make your own!

*Please visit the links on the Ornament Thursday post to view a whole slew of ornamental craftiness and check out Cindy's Tree ornament post today too!


Margot Potter said...

OMG! This is my's so Tim Burtonesque! YAY for Melanie!


melanie brooks said...

Oh I love Tim Burton! I cannot wait to see Sweeny Todd this holiday season! Burton plus Johnny Depp...YAY!

Thanks Margot!

Katie Hacker said...

I thought the same - Party Pixie would love to be friends with Jack Skellington!

This is awesome, Melanie!

JenniferJangles said...

I love it. I want one. I am a sucker for anything black and white! Thanks for using my bead.

Anonymous said...

That is so much fun! What a great ornament!

Linda Augsburg said...

Party Pixie is VERY fun!

Heather Powers said...

she is ready for a party! so cute, i love her and yes, very nightmare before christmas. way to go Melanie!

melanie brooks said...

Thanks so much everyone!