Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tree skirt and wreath and Star topper

Picture of the finished tree topper!

Dana just sent pics of the wreath she made in the ocean theme (see post below)

as well as the purchased tree skirt she embellished.

Georgeous aren't they!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Beautiful Ornaments
These ornaments have focals from my fabulous friend Lisa Peters

Dana is the wire wrap maniac!

I finally have pictures of a wonderful project I have been working on with my dear friend Dana Graham. Dana makes amazing lampwork beads and jewelry and decided to have an ocean themed Christmas tree this year.

So we have been getting together and making ornaments - seashell ornaments, wire wrapped sea glass and bead ornaments, beaded starfish, painted sand dollars and many, many more. Dana is a whiz at wire wrapping and I was drawn to creating little mosaics with groupings of beads on a shell base. Each piece is a miniature work of art, jewelry for the tree. And I am now a huge fan of swarovski crystals, I never saw the allure before, but seeing the sparkle they add to these pieces made me a convert.

Dana took these faulous photos. We made more and have had a wonderful time with all our creations. She embellished a beautiful wreath and other decorations and hopefully will have more pictures soon, including photos of the finished tree.