Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas is Coming, Time to Decorate the Tree!

Another blog hop on the way, today is the big reveal of the ArtBeadScene Xmas Ornament Blog Hop. I really enjoy doing blog hops, you see so many inspiring beauties and meet the nicest people. So, my ornament is mixed media art bead. I sculpted the polymer clay bead (which has been baked over a glass round ball) to look like that rich textured velvet. I had a xmas ball like that when I was younger, one of the first I got on my own when I moved away from my parents' home. The ornament broke through the years. It was only after I was done making the bead that it clicked that I had reproduced my own from so many years ago. Funny how the mind works!
So, without any more ado, here is my ArtBeadScene Xmas Ornament Blog Hop 2012. Hope you like it.
I've included the link to all the other participants of this blog hop. Go check them out and have fun! I know I will. I have to say a big thank you to Heather for hosting this blog hop and for helping this tecky newbie with the mechanics of it all. Thank you Heather!
Art Bead Scene
Treasures Found
Song Beads
Viki O'Dell
Sue Beads
Modern Nature Studio
Diane Hawkey
Suburban Girl Studio
Jen Judd Rocks
Ellie's Bijoux
Island Girl's Insights
Life By The Seat Of My Pants
Too Aquarius
Shelley Graham Turner
Artfully Ornamental
Charis Designs Jewelry
Harrison Hollow Designs
Silver Nik Nats
Bead Soup Mix
Toodles and Binks
Bead Recipes
Play Sculpt Live
BeeTree by M.E.


  1. Funny how what we have loved manifests in unexpected ways, Line. I love your unique pattern (I'm glad I clicked on the pic to get a closer look... so rich-looking!)

    Followed your blog. Oooops, I'm that number between 12 and 14... hope you're not superstitious!

  2. Very pretty I like the dangly stars in front of the night sky!

  3. OOOH now isnt this a nice idea.Polymer over glass...creative!

  4. A lovely ornament Line - the velvet texture is so interesting. I like the starry night you've portrayed here.

  5. I would consider myself a novice when it comes to polymer clay. It amazes me what you can do with clay! Fabric! Wow! I love royal blue. It makes me think of a globe. This is beautiful. Thank you for taking part in this hop! (And by the way that wee doggie in your header is so cute. I had a schnauzer once and seeing this made me nostalgic for him as we used to put a red bandanna on him at Christmas time. Thanks for the lovely memory!) Enjoy the day. Erin

  6. Great job. It's cool that you can keep a memory alive.

  7. Love the combination of textures and metals. Pretty!

  8. Very pretty and a great idea. I love polymer too. Hugs. Im in the hop but not added on the list yet. Please stop by and comment. Happy Holidays and Hopping, Kim at http://kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com/2012/12/abs-ornament-blog-hop.html#comment-form

  9. What a lovely ornament. Very clever to bake the clay over a glass ball. Love the detail of your clay design and the addition of the stars.

  10. Beautiful! I love the stars dangling down from the bauble.