Good morning, peoples!!! I have a special project share for you this morning…one that I actually created myself!!! I know, right…it’s been forever! Well, with alot of the work on this new website pretty much finished, you will be seeing more projects created by yours truly 🙂 …but first, I need to make it through the Christmas season.
…on to the good stuff…I actually created these beautiful Christmas ornaments for my jewelry business, but thought I would share them with you because I did use many items from the ButterBeeScraps shop, and wanted to show you what kind of things (besides jewelry) you could create with the teeny tiny filigrees that I’ve been bringing in lately 🙂
If you’re familiar with my jewelry business, you will know that I use vintage flatware as my main media…so, I thought that Christmas ornaments were the perfect thing for using up that HUGE box of spoon bowls…or at least making a small dent in the box 😉 I chose spoon bowls that had a little bit of the handle left, ground and finished the end of the handle, and bent it over to create a loop for stringing ribbon through for hanging the ornaments on a Christmas tree.
Once the spoon bowl was prepped and ready, I first poured ICE Resin into the bottom of the spoon bowl, filling the bowl up about half way. I then let that set overnight. To make all the spoon bowls sit flat, I just filled a shallow tray with rice and placed all the spoon bowls in the rice…and it worked great 🙂
The first pour gave me a flat surface to adhere my digital image to. I did buy all my digital images from ArtCult on Etsy and used a small scalloped oval die from Spellbinders to cut most of the images out. I also used the ICE Resin to adhere the images to the resin surface from the first pour. I let that set for a short while and did a second pour of resin to fill the rest of the spoon bowl. I also sprinkled some chunky silver glass glitter immediately after my second pour, then let the resin set overnight.
Whew…now that that was done, I went crazy embellishing these beauties with small filigrees and a variety of glass rhinestones from the ButterBeeScraps shop 🙂 Here’s another picture of more resin ornaments I created:
I know what you are thinking…”like I’m going to use spoon bowls to create these!” BUT…hear me out…there are some awesome large cameo frames and glass cabochons to fit that would make ornaments that are just as beautiful, but take a whole heck of alot less time 🙂 …and if you’re kinda stuck on using resin, there are some bezels that would work great, too 😀
I have one last style of ornament to share today…this beauty took a little less time because I didn’t have to muck around with resin 😉 Now, I know that many of you have seen this style of angel before…and I thought it was the perfect addition to create an ornament for your Christmas tree.
I’ll leave a list of the items from the shop that I used to create all of these ornaments down below, but if you really want to know where I used what, I uploaded a YouTube video that you can watch HERE. As always, I thank you for taking the time to stop by to read my blog today 🙂 Have a great day!
- 8x12mm Clear AB Faceted Glass Teardrop Beads
- Silver Ball End Head Pins
- SS12 Flat Back Glass Rhinestones – variety of colors
- SS16 Flat Back Glass Rhinestones – variety of colors
- SS20 Flat Back Glass Rhinestones – variety of colors
- 8mm Clear AB Rhinestone and Silver Rondelle Spacer Beads (#BD008-P/AB)
- Tibetan Style Silver Wing Beads (#BD959-S)
- Brass Vine Flourish Metal Filigree Embellishments (#006-G)
- Bronze Metal Filigree Embellishments (#550-B) – COMING SOON 🙂
- Gold Metal Filigree Embellishments (#558-G)
- Bronze Metal Filigree Embellishments (#570-B)
- Gold Dimensional Flower Metal Filigree Embellsiments (#7313-G)
- ICE Resin
- digital images from ArtCult on Etsy
- Silver Glass Glitter
- Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Dies