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!! 


  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.

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