Sunday, December 30, 2007

Another ornament

Just before the year ends! I could not resist, this is the last snowman/woman cab I had on hand. I had these little 3mm Swarovski crystals I have been wanting to use as well. This is another cab by Eljay, I guess it might be time for me to stock up.

The outside edge is a stitch found in Beading Around Cabochons by Jamie Cloud Eakin. The camera does not capture the sparkle of the crystals.

All beads are Japanese size 11/0 and 15/0


girl_gone_thread_wild said...

These lil beauties capture the very essence of Christmas. Thank you for sharing your creations, wonder what you will be making in 2008?

KV said...

Happy New Year, Grace! Your work on this ornament is exquisite as always . . .

Kathy V in NM

tammy lang said...

hi grace
your pins are such treasures-i love the snow people :D
as always thanks for the inspiration
have a great new year!

Grace said...

Thanks friends... they really are so much fun to make. And Tammy, I will forever think of you when I see anything related to snow. I don't think I've ever known anyone that gets as giddy as you over snow, it tickles me to no end.

Anonymous said...

I've never used felt on the back, I usually use leather. I'll have to give this consideration, because thenit can be signed.

Grace said...

Hi daybyday - nice to see you here. I actually use ultrasuede as backings not felt. I do use a stiff felt as my base though for the beading. If you have any questions - let me know.

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman