Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ornament Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3rd annual Art Bead Scene Ornament Blog Hop!  Now is the time to warm up a cup of cocoa, throw in a few marshmallows and turn on some holiday tunes while you enjoy over 20 artists sharing their holiday inspiration.

I gathered together some of my favorite woodland themed art beads, steel wire and sari ribbon to create a series of ornaments for my tree this year. I used simple wire wrapping to create wrapped loops above and below the beads.  The beads are strung on 6" of 21 gauge steel wire.  The hooks were created with 8" of 19 gauge steel wire. 
1. Sweater Weather Pendant and Teal Disk Bead from Humblebeads. Faceted Bead from Diane Hawkey, Ceramic Faux Wood Bead from Earthenwood Studio.

2. Snow Bird and Branch Disk from Humblebeads.  Peace Bead from Diane Hawkey

3. Mushroom Charm from Jangles.  Ceramic Teal Bead and Red Disk from Earthenwood Studio.  Branches Disk Bead from Humblebeads.

Be sure to stop back here tomorrow for the December Monthly Challenge and on Thursday we start our popular 12 Days of Christmas with free projects from our contributors and special guest bloggers!

Head on over to see the rest of the festive decorations created by jewelry designers and bead makers.  Happy Holidays!

Art Bead Scene - you are here!
Treasures Found
Song Beads
Viki O'Dell
Sue Beads
Modern Nature Studio
Diane Hawkey
Suburban Girl Studio
Jen Judd Rocks
Ellie's Bijoux
Island Girl's Insights
Life By The Seat Of My Pants
Too Aquarius 
Shelley Graham Turner
Artfully Ornamental
Charis Designs Jewelry
Harrison Hollow Designs
Silver Nik Nats
Bead Soup Mix
Toodles and Binks
Bead Recipes
Play Sculpt Live
BeeTree by M.E.
Billi RS Rothe
A Half-Baked Notion
Kimis Jewelry and Gifts


Kathleen Lange Klik said...

What sweet ornaments! I love the themes and the spiral hooks made from steel wire. Very inspiring!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

I love these sweet ornaments, Heather... I leave in Atlantic Canada where walking in the snowy woods is a Holiday tradition (if we can ever get some snow!)

Due to an email malfunction I didn't get a chance to send you my link this weekend. I posted my ornament anyway and I'm going to leave my link here. If you're unable to add it to your post, I'll understand. I'm going to enjoy hopping regardless!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE all three!

creativegoddess said...

I love all three of your ornaments, especially the color combos! Lovely.

Marie Cramp said...

They are awesome and I love them! Wish I could have joined you this year...

Islandgirl said...

Lovely! I've added Monique's link to my post!

Anonymous said...

I love that these are nature inspired and have a nice organic look. It's hard to go wrong with birds or mushrooms.

Unknown said...

I love the little birdie - too cute!

Bead Soup Mix

Anonymous said...

Oh these are sweet! Love them!

Caron Michelle said...

What a great challenge! Love the song bird.

Caron Michelle said...

Very kool - love this ornament!

Kimisjewelryandgifts said...

Here is my blog. forgot to add it in my last comment sorry. http://kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com/2012/12/abs-ornament-blog-hop.html Kimis Jewelry and Gifts

Alice said...

Darling! I'd love to see an entire tree decorated in handmade ornaments like these!

SueBeads said...

Love these ornaments, Heather!

Line said...

Love the whole collection!

baymoondesign said...

Very cool! Perhaps I will try this next year.

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous. I can't tell you just how much I love the hooks on your decorations! They are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for organising Heather Power(house)s!