Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Ornaments and a gift exchange

My Christmas tree is a little bare. Granted last year was the first year we had a normal size tree (it was our first Christmas as a married couple we spent at home and not traveling), so I decided that I would make a few ornaments this year. My first ornament was a vintage Christmas soldered ornament.
I found some vintage Christmas images put them between 2 pieces of glass and soldered around them. Doesn't take much time, but cannot be done with little ones running around the solder gun gets very hot I even burnt my hair on accident. I did them the same way I made this necklace for my sister one larger. It is about the same size as a wallet sized picture and I think I am going to make some more with our family picture in them.
To add a little flare to it I soldered 2 jump rings on top to thread ribbon through for handing and 3 rings on the bottom to which I added a little bling. I decided to give this particular ornament away to my homemade gift exchange partner.
I also made her a couple of things to help her out with her 30 things before she is 30 list. I made a mini journal that she can carry in her purse (tutorial next week)and a beaded bookmark for those books she wants to read.

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