Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Ornament Swap Blog Hop

The lovely - and extremely multi- talented - Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime is hosting this very festive blog hop.  I was so lucky to finally meet Sally at ArtBliss this past September - she is truly a sweet lady and I am convinced that there is not an art medium out there that she CANNOT do---and do well!

Sally has paired the participants with a parnter, and each person creates a handmade ornament, to include an art bead.  I was paired with lamp work bead maker Pam Ferrari.  I  LOVE lampwork beads - LOVE them.  (Here is a link to Pam's wonderful Etsy shop!) These are the beauties that Pam sent me.
Pam not only wrapped her ornaments and sent a card, she gifted me these fantastic lampwork beads!

Look at these trio of Christmas beauties!  Aren't they fantastic!
The cutest little snowman EVER!  If you read my previous post, I am obsessed with Snowmen and have quite a few scatter about my house!
I love this angel - look at her wings!!  And her halo!  So sweet!
What is Christmas without a tree??  Look at the swirls in the green glass - and the bright ornaments!  I love this tree!
Here is a picture of the Snowman in situ - I bought the handmade ornament hook from Mallory Hoffman (Rosebud101 on Etsy).

This could be my favorite picture - one of my little handmade Snowbabies staring at the tree...
Not the best lighting for this picture as it is 5:00 AM on Friday morning as I write this, but I have hung Pam's handmade ornaments on my "special tree" in my hallway.  Each ornament is either handmade or given to me through the years.
Many thanks to Pam for such beautiful ornaments! And a special thank you to Sally for hosting this very special blog hop!

Please be sure to visit all of the participants and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Patti Vanderbloemen <--You are Here!