Friday Favorites – Ornaments

I‘m an ornament-lover from way back . . .

I enjoy collecting them, making them, even just looking at them.

I love working with beads so, for me, these ornaments are like potato chips – it’s hard to eat make just one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here are the latest in the batch I made for this year.

I had plans to sew a couple of ornaments and to crochet a few, as well, but time ran out.

I’m going to ask Santa for an extra hour/per day for 2011.

Do you think he’ll deliver? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a happy weekend, Kids!

Remember to take deep breaths in the midst of all the rushing around! (Hope I can take my own advice on this. lol)



12 Ornaments of Christmas – Pt. 2

The 2nd ornament in this series is a tiny glass ball that’s been jazzed-up with glittering crystals. The petite size of the ball is what makes this so adorable!

It’s elegant – yet easy-peasy to make.

For a pretty gift, I often like to use handmade ornaments to embellish items like a box of luxurious soaps, fancy chocolates, Christmas candy, or even scented candles.

Tiny Glass Bauble Ornament

5-3/4″ from end to end


First you need some tiny glass ornaments. Since “size” is not usually indicated on the box, I’d say to look for something about as small as a melon ball. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hopefully there will be a pre-Christmas sale in progress where you shop!


Of course, supplies can vary according to what you may have on hand . . .


But I used:

Mini glass ball ornament

a 14″ piece of Beadalon 19-strand, nylon coated beading wire

2 Silver crimp beads

Vintage Peridot Green and Clear AB glass/crystal beads in assorted shapes/sizes/colors

Glass Seed Beads 11/0 in “Silver-Lined Crystal”

4 glass beads 6/0 – Peridot AB

Coordinating linen cord (or ribbon) for bow

Simply string the beads (using the first photo as a guide), crimp both ends, and tie a bow!

Wouldn’t a bunch of these be gorgeous on the tree? ๐Ÿ™‚