Saturday, December 14, 2013

The 3rd Annual Handcrafted Ornament Swap and Hop

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Sorry I am late in posting...I am having such a time with my computer...hopefully after the first of the year, I can get a new one.

Though she doesn't have much to do.....(not) our esteemed leader Sally Russick has again challenged us to create a Christmas Ornament and swap.

This year my partner was Therese Frank of Therese's Treasures/facebook. I love the ornament she sent me as it is done with bead weaving...something which I am really trying to get the hang of.  It is beautiful and is hanging on my tree in a front spot.She didn't think a white snow flake would be right since we both live close to the Gulf. And the blue and sandy colors represent the ocean and beach.   The bead with the snowflake was made by Lesley Watts of the Beading Goddess Blog. I think it is just stunning. She even added a few goodies to my box to wet my appetite to get creative. I love it and even when we put the Christmas tree away...I have a hook by my desk that I am going to hang it on so I can look at it year round. Kudos to Sally and her awesome prompts for us.




 Here is a picture of the one I sent her.  I am a crocheter and always make different kinds of crocheted ornaments each year. The piece hanging on the bottom I bead wove around the picture made into a cabochon. This is where I am in my bead weaving skills.

For more Ornament goodies hop over to The Studio Sublime and check out the list of the participants.

And may I say to all who land here....Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And May 2014 be the best year for you.

V

27 comments:

  1. You received an absolutely gorgeous ornament Vera, and the one you made her is amazing too!

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    1. Thank you. I do love these challenges to stir our creative juices.

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  2. What a gorgeous piece Therese created! I love those stunning colors, and Lesley's snowflake is the perfect compliment to Therese's beadweaving.

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    1. Yes, it is gorgeous! And I have a special hook by my desk so that I can look at it the rest of the year.

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  3. Hi Veralynne,
    Thank you so much for my beautiful ornament I can not wait to hang it on the tree as soon as we get it up. I am so glad that you like the one I sent to you and it warms my heart to know that you will keep it out all year round.
    Therese

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    1. Thank you. It hung by my desk til we got the tree up...and it will come back to my desk when the tree goes down. I love having sparkling inspiration around me.

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  4. I could see wearing Therese's lovely ornament as a dangly pendant from a long necklace eleven months out of the year, then popping it back onto the tree when December rolls around. I totally agree that it deserves more airplay than just the holidays. So beautiful!

    And I'm always impressed by people who crochet - combining beadweaving and crochet? That's truly over the top! :)

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    1. Never thought of it as a pendant.....thanks for the post.

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  5. What a stunning ornament - I love those colors that Therese selected for your ornament! What an awesome piece to look at year round!

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  6. What an absolute work of art you received (and GAVE, by the way)! I am always in awe of Therese's bead work...she is tops! Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  7. The blue and sandy colors are so lovely together!

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  8. The ornament that Therese handcrafted for you is stunning. The beadwork and that wonderful component from Lesley! Beautiful!!

    Thank you so much Vera, for participating in the swap. I am amazed at your crocheted ornament! Lovely!!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. Thank you...I love making the crocheted ornaments. I make a few every year for special people in my life. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!!

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  9. The bead weaving is amazing! Absolutely beautiful and festive.

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  10. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger

    too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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  11. Ah, another beautiful beaded creation! So pretty on your tree. Wishing a very happy holiday!

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    1. Very beautiful! I love Therese's creations and think the blue snowflake beads is perfectly accented by her beaded focal. You two were a dynamic duo for this holiday swap.

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  12. Both those ornaments are gorgeous... I have a lot of Christmas ornaments that never get put away... often because I'm very creative in my decorating and in a hurry when I un-decorate... Really don't like putting things away!

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  13. I always love Therese's beadwork. Her ornament is beautiful. The colors are so warm and inviting. I love Lesley's charm as well.

    Your ornament is beautiful as well. The crochet is awesome and your beadwork is also beautiful.

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  14. Therese's beadwork is lovely. It looks really good with Lesley's bead. She chose really good colors. I like Karen's idea of wearing it year around. Kudos to you on your crocheted ornament too.

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  15. Just loaded your blog in for the GYB party -- you need to add the Follower gadget to your sidebar please:)

    Vicki

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