Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bead Embellished Stamped Ornaments

beaded star

When I received a supply of beads from Blue Moon Beads to play with, I knew I’d use this collection for something Christmasy. I wasn’t sure what. Then after playing with my French Script paper mache ornament idea, I knew.

red velvet

OK I mostly knew! I gathered up some of the supplies I’d been sent. My “creative process” is to have a bunch of stuff out and then see where it takes me.

paper mache red velvet

This idea came from a mixed bead tin called appropriately, Red Velvet. I mixed in some glass pearls that were also in my supplies.

red velvet mix

I grabbed some eye pins and then added some of my bead mix.

rv eye pin

I stamped my plain paper mache ornaments (more detail here) and then pierced the bottom of each ornament with a needle. Threaded my beaded pin through and secured with a dab of super glue. Then went around the edges with metallic red glitter.

french script red glitter

Embellished with self adhesive rhinestones and pearls, but I think the beaded ends make all the difference.

glitter star

glittered ornaments

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Michelle L. said...

Absolutely charming! Love the red edge with the natural dark background.

Our Hopeful Home said...

You're right Carol, the red makes all the difference. And I love the French stamping (and your other paper mâché stamped ornaments too!)

Netty said...

Loving your paper mache ornaments and am sure you will be making some fabulous jewellery with those gorgeous beads, Annette x

Roxana White said...

These are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love the beaded element with the stamped ornament, those are really cute and different. I am pinning so I will remember next year.
Thanks, Jenna

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Heather said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful ornaments at It's Party Time! I love the stamping you did on them and the lovely colors!