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Shiny Stars and Snowflakes
again, I find myself turning to my favorite quilling
papers (hand-applied metallic-edge) to create some more
holiday ornaments, although these could be used for
many occasions: birthdays, 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries
and so much more.
"petal" is assembled separately. The scroll
design is achieved by creating a "husk" of
then curling each spoke in opposite directions. The
resulting piece is inserted into a large marquis made
by wrapping another strip of the same paper around 9
prongs on an onion holder. The
petals (5 for the star, 6 for the snowflake) are glued
together to make the ornament. A like number of small
marquis pieces are glued together, then glued to the
out nice, if I do say so myself! A
sparkly addition to a tree, gift, wreath, centerpiece
in my Etsy
Snowflake ~ Gold
couple of friends asked me to make themed items - of
course I said Yes! Both were really happy with the results.
- pairs of Autumn-color teardrop earrings for
mother and daughter using the beehive
technique. I cut short strips of rust,
and bright yellow
and glued them end-to-end before curling them
to achieve this look.
I made extras to sell in my
Etsy shop. Click
here for the large earrings, click
here for the small earrings.
then, my super-patriotic friend, who decorates
her Christmas tree in red, white and blue, asked
for an ornament in those colors. This was the
perfect opportunity to use the Touch of Color
paper: white with red
edges and white with blue
edges - and I had a few acryllic stars in those
colors. I made rounds of circles separated by
white crimped paper to frame the sparkly stars.
still have 2 of each color of the stars, so I
made extras for my shop (click
here), but once
they're gone, that's it - I might be able
to get some more next July when the Independence
Day items are sold.
Oldies but Goodies
in this case, are ornaments that were new in my
shop last year and were "favorited"
by many people. I've been busy over the last couple
weeks updating the listings and modifying a few
of the ornaments slightly. These are some of my
gingerbread-boy piece is from a set of seasonal
packets (and are no longer available - when I
run out of the 8 I have left, that will be the
end of them). I replicated the gingerbread and
zigzag "frosting" in the rounds surrounding
the red-and-white (candy cane) spirals, and framed
it all in Holiday green.
angel-piece is one of a pair (still available and
I have about 15 pairs on hand). I enhanced them
this year by maiking the zigzag, replicating the
zigzag in the angel's gown, in the ivory rounds from
the new hand-applied gilt-edge paper I started using this
shiny gold just doesn't photograph well.
rainbow of snowflakes - clear acrylic snowflakes
are surrounded by rounds of snow-white and shades
these and others are available in my Etsy
Quilling on Snowflakes
quilled designs mounted on glittery snowflakes were quite
last year so I'm bringing them back for
this holiday season along with 3 color variations. Most have
a fine dusting of
glitter, making them sparkle!
remains a favorite, pretty without "dusting" (no
glitter). Last year's blues
design is new in purples.
design is now available in a colorful pinwheel
layout and in black
with black glitter! All are available in my Etsy
shop or by clicking on the design links
(colors) in this paragraph.