Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Getting into the Creative Christmas Groove

Every year Christmas always seems to sneak up on me. I always have the greatest intentions to get organized before it arrives but never seem to be ahead of the game...still trying to get Christmas cards out and shopping for gifts. I did take a little time out to work on some polymer clay. I have been wanting to make these Christmas polymer clay earrings since last year and I finally got around to making them. These particular earrings were made using the toner transfer method which happens to be one of my favorite techniques.



I also have been wanting to use these wonderful large size silver bells as Christmas ornaments for over a year now...just didn't have any ideas up my sleeve on how to go about using them with polymer clay. Sculpting is not one of my strengths but I like to give it my best shot. I love the Hallmark angels so I tried my best at creating a similar angel with wire wings and attaching it to the top of the bell. I added the little red heart (which says hope). I did add a wire in the body of the angel to give it support. The wings were made using 28 gauge dark annealed steel wire. I plan to gift this one to a sweet friend of mine in my Pay It Forward group. She has had a tough year.  



side view

I sure hope she likes my Angel Bell Ornament. I think I need to go purchase some more of these large silver bells! Maybe next year, I can make more of these cute angels! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! 
   


2 comments:

  1. I hope this doesn't duplicate, having problems with blogger today.
    Your earrings are gorgeous, I'm still having problems with transfers
    Your friends will love the angel, she's beautiful.

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  2. Aw, thank you Bonnie!! We need to get together and work on only transfers so you don't have anymore problems with them! :)

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