Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful!

Well, not so much here in Arizona but I saw the weather reports for the Northeast and thought this was a good post title, especially since it's Halloween week-end!

It also reflects how I have spent my beading time these past few week-ends, as I get a jump on my holiday ornaments. Each year, I pick a new pattern and make ornaments for the special folks on our gift list. This year's pattern is from last year's Bead&Button: Star Pendant by Smadar Grossman.

I  like to personalize gifts and this pattern gave me the perfect opportunity. Below you see two ornaments, one personalized with the Steelers logo and the other for our golf club, Tatum Ranch. For the Steelers logo, I used earring dangles, which gave me just the right size with a durable finish for a reasonable cost: $5.99 for two! For the Tatum Ranch ornament, I used small golf ball markers and trimmed off the pin. And these were an even better deal -- pilfered from my hubbies golf cache! I am having great fun figuring out options that will have special meaning for each gift recipient.


Therese's Treasures said...

That is a neat idea Paula, I will have to keep this in mind for personal ornaments.

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