So this is my last ornament Thursday post. While it has been fun, this week was more stressful than the rest. I actually am showing an ornament I did a few years back, but it’s still pretty cute. I basically took decorative tissue paper and ripped it up into small pieces. I used Mod Podge to coat the tissue paper pieces and I adhered it to a glass ornament. I have also done this before with those subversive Ann Taintor tissues (any type of thin tissue or napkin will work as well for it). I had used some cute pink and black “Swell” tissue paper from Target a few years back (for the record, I neve copied that name…in 1999 or 2000 I designed my resume (it has been update a bit since then illustratively) with the phrase “She’s Swell” running down the side. So, when I saw the line in Target, I was pretty bummed. I don’t really expect you o believe that I didn’t rip that name off, but I didn’t. And I’m SwellDesigner, so that’s just a bit different.
I also made this ornament, which also used silver and gold tissue paper. I used tacky glue and embellished this one with silver seed beads and silver sequins for a sparkly holiday look…
I feel numb. I’ve been making jewelry for the past 4 hours. Watched tv for a bit, but the last hour it was off…it’s weird being intense about something and coming out of it afterward. A strange sensation. I wish I could conjure up some insightful thoughts on the subject, but I don’t have any.
I made 4 sets of new jewelry (going to try to sell it at work tomorrow – a co-worker asked me to bring stuff in). Also finished off another 4 sets to give to a friend. I had to put it all in little baggies, put earring stoppers on the back…stuff like that. I’m going to give it to her tomorrow. Admittedly, I need the holiday cash.
Please check out some of the other artists that are featuring ornament designs on their web site this Thursday:
Sara Naumann http://blog.paperwishes.com/sara/
Linda Augsburg http://cs.makeitminemag.com/mimcs/blogs/makeitmine/
Melanie Brooks Lukacs http://earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com/
Art Bead Scene http://www.artbeadscene.blogspot.com/
Cindy Gimbrone http://lampworkdiva.blogspot.com
Polymer Clay Craft Gossip http://polymerclay.craftgossip.com/
Elaine Luther http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com/news
Melissa Lee http://www.strandsofbeads.blogspot.com
Rebecca Peck http://vintagegirlmodernworld.wordpress.com/
Michelle McGee http://fromichelle.blogspot.com/
Jenny Harada http://pomly.livejournal.com/
Jennifer Heynen http://jenniferjangles.blogspot.com/
Hali Chambers www.labyrinthgal.blogspot.com
Kriss Kramer www.art-interrupted.blogspot.com
Brandy Lung Gill