Today is the reveal day for participants of the Art Bead Scene Ornament Blog Hop.
The concept was to create an ornament using handmade components or art beads.
I created the three green and gold links with polymer clay, added in some crystal for a bit of
holiday sparkle and finished the ornament with a hook that I made from 20 gauge brass wire.
I recently started working with polymer clay. I took a class a few months ago at Art Bliss with Christine Damm and was instantly hooked! I thought this blog hop would be the perfect opportunity to work on some of the skills I learned in her class. I definitely see more polymer clay in my future! Thank you to Christine and Heather Powers of Humblebeads, also the host of this ornament blog hop, for inspiring me!
Please visit the other participants to see what they created...
Art Bead Scene
Modern Nature Studio
Suburban Girl Studio
Jen Judd Rocks
Island Girl's Insights
Life By The Seat Of My Pants
Shelley Graham Turner
Charis Designs Jewelry
Harrison Hollow Designs
Silver Nik Nats
Bead Soup Mix
Toodles and Binks
Play Sculpt Live
BeeTree by M.E.
Billi RS Rothe
A Half-Baked Notion
Kimis Jewelry and Gifts
Nice "modern" feel without being too starkReplyDelete
Great idea ! Love it !
They are great Kathleen!ReplyDelete
Very pretty... I'm sure the ornament will have nice movemnet hanging on a tree!ReplyDelete
Wonderful!!! I love handmade ornaments - and this one is just perfect! Great job!ReplyDelete
Polymer is an amazing medium, Kathleen... I love how the texture in your links is highlighted with a close colour so it has a subtle, natural look. Beautiful ornament!ReplyDelete
Totally jealous of you and your class with Miss Christine and at ArtBliss no less! That is top of my list this coming year. I love what you did. This is sort of a modern cubist Christmas tree shape. Like if Picasso were making them! Thanks for taking part in this fun hop! Enjoy the day. ErinReplyDelete
Wow, your pictures are gorgeous...love your ornament too! Very cool!ReplyDelete
I love that you pulled out the clay for the hop! The modern design works wonderfully with the crystals and brass accents. And it looks so lovely with that beaded garland you have going on around your tree.ReplyDelete
Oh Kathleen, stunning. I agree with e.b., Erin and Heather - it's delightfully modern. It looks like you're having lots of fun with the polymer, me too!ReplyDelete
Beautiful ornament. I'll bet the crystals really sparkle with the tree lights. :)ReplyDelete
These are great!! I really love what you did with the polymer skills you acquired :)ReplyDelete
It looks like you are doing very well with the polymer clay. I tell everybody that it is addictive! I love the design and can see how it would create texture and movement on the Christmas tree.ReplyDelete
So simple but so pretty. The textured clay with the crystal blings is JUST RIGHT! Looking forward to seeing where you go with your PC work.ReplyDelete
Love your polymer clay creation! The addition of the crystals is perfect!ReplyDelete
I love the modern-yet-Christmassy feel of this ornament, and I think it will look fantastic hanging from the tree too!ReplyDelete
Ooooh - I adore this ornament! Beautifully done!ReplyDelete
What a great design! I love the gold hanger and your handmade geometrical polymer pieces. Very modern!ReplyDelete
Pretty color choice AND I love the little hanger you made!ReplyDelete
Love it, I can imagine a whole tree with these dangling from it, in all the colors.ReplyDelete
Love it. Welcome to the love of Polymer. Its so addicting isnt it. Once you have a taste for it. You want to make all your designs in it. Its beautiful and you did an amazing job. Excited to see your other amazing polymer creations. Hugs, Kim from http://kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com/2012/12/abs-ornament-blog-hop.html#comment-form Stop by to see mine. Im in the hop too :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful ornament and perfect photos!!!ReplyDelete
Christine, I think you polymer clay ornaments turned out just fabulous! It is so great to see you taking what you learned and now experimenting....I just love the picture of it hanging on the tree.ReplyDelete
Really beautiful love the colourReplyDelete
Not sure how I missed this the first time round- revisiting your blog after following your 12 days of Christmas. LOVE this ornament- my goal is to play with polymer clay in the new year.ReplyDelete