Friday, December 21, 2012

Last Minute Holiday Projects

I haven't made this in years and it takes me all day (and then some) but it is always worth it in the end.   I hosted the cookie swap with my lady friends this year and  I knew they would appreciate the effort!

This little ornament was made so easily with a small vintage Christmas tree cake tin and an old vintage holiday corsage.  Punch a small hole in the top with a metal punch tool and thread some beads on a wire.  Use a pretty ribbon to hang.  I used E-6000 glue to secure the corsage to the inside of the tin.  I was going to glitter the edges but decided to keep it simple.  These little tins are usually fairly easy to find at yard sales and thrift shops.   Look for them!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Coming to America

I have created two sweet ornaments with tiny hand sculpted "Maminka's" of papier mache.  They were hand painted, situated in their little boxes with a background cut of vintage postcards.  The boxes are then covered in vintage papers, sealed with beveled glass and soldered.  They feature a curly hook soldered on and a rayon ribbon.  Dangling from the hook are vintage charms.   I think they make a unique tiny work of art that you can hang on your tree or leave hanging year round!

The only problem is trying to get a good photo of them.  The beveled glass and reflection is a real challenge.

These are both available in my etsy shop!

"Coming to America"

"Village Babushka"