Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Ornament Swap

Today is the day I get to share with you the lovely beaded ornament I received in the 2nd Annual Ornament Swap hosted by Sally of The Studio Sublime.


My partner for this swap was the delightful Julie Anne Leggett of The Peaceful Bead. Here is the absolutely gorgeous ornament she created!


Blue lampwork bead by HMB Studios

Swirling lampwork bead by Anne's Glass Jewels

Beaded/wire wrapped quartz with it's subtle snow globe effect
 

As beautiful as the beads are in this ornament, the precise wire work, done with a lovely aqua-colored wire, is what makes this such an incredible treasure.  Those wraps and spring rings are perfect!

I love this ornament, Julie Anne, and I am so very grateful that you created it for me.  I will treasure it always ... thank you!

For more ornament fun and inspiration, click on the blog hop participant's links below.







17 comments:

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Lola,
Wow that is a very beautiful ornament you received and I am sure you will enjoy it for years to come.
Merry Christmas,
Therese

Patti Van said...

I love this ornament - her beaded wire wrap on the drop bead is phenominal - what a gorgeous effect that makes! You are right - the colored wire "makes it"! Beautiful!

Shirley Moore said...

Since I have discovered just how lousy I am at any wire work, I really appreciate folks that can do it. I'm with you, I love that colored wire! What a beautiful addition to your collection!

Cilla Watkins said...

Beautiful Ornament. The perfect design for a beady girl.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Beautiful ornament! Love how she wire wrapped the quartz.

Alice said...

What a gorgeous ornament I love the beautiful handmade beads and Julie's fabulous wire wrapping.

Christine Altmiller said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Love the colors and the swing :-)

TesoriTrovati said...

That is a wonderful ornament! I especially am smitten with the wire wrapping detail. Enjoy the day! Erin

Sally Russick said...

Lola! The ornament you received from Julie Anne is beautiful! I love blue for Christmas ornaments, there is just something so peaceful and calm about the color and you are right Julie's wirework is so precise and the little beads in the wirework finish the piece beautifully!

Lola, I want to thank you for taking the time in this busy Holiday season to participate in the swap/hop! Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

SueBeads said...

You received a great ornament, I can't wait to see what you made! Your work is gorgeous!

Islandgirl said...

Such a pretty colour of blue! It should look lovely on your tree!

jeanetteblix.com said...

A beautiful ornament Julie Anne created for you. I love the color blue for the holidays. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Becky Pancake said...

What an beautiful ornament you got. The aqua wire sure does add to it. I am in awe of the ornament that you made her. Fantastic job.

Jennifer said...

My favorite winter palette of silvers and blues! What a lovely ornament! And your polymer piece was a dream too! Happy Holidays!

Andrew Thornton said...

Really pretty and fun! Love the blue colors and all the movement this piece must have! Awesome job!

CraftyHope said...

Oh yes! That is one stunning ornament. I'm sure it makes you smile every time you take a peek at it :)

Sandi Volpe said...

A very elegant ornament, Happy Holidays.

Sandi