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Art Bead Ornament Love

December 9, 2014 , In: Beadwork, General, Inspiration
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I love making Christmas ornaments with art beads! I thought I’d show you some that I have made, and maybe give you some ideas!  I have a habit of hoarding art beads I can’t part with, so this is a good way to hold onto them forever!

 These owls were made with polymer owls I made from a tutorial by Heather Powers.  I used the handmade felted beads for an interesting effect!

 These ones were made with polymer hearts I purchased from Martha Eason – she no longer has her shop open.  I liked matching my own lampwork beads to the colors in the hearts!

 These were made with my own lampwork baroque beads and chandellier crystals.  You can do these with the clear ones too – they are awesome for ornaments!

These ones were made with ceramic beads from AJE’s own Jenny Davies-Reazor and Karen Totten.  I used my own lampwork beads again, to provide some accents.

 The fox and deer ornaments I made for my boyfriend, with AJE’s Kristen Stevens’ black beaded ring; I made my own beaded ring for the deer ornament.  The polymer fox is by Summer Wind Jewelry on etsy and the deer pendant is my Blu Mudd. 

 Another polymer pendant made into an ormanent by Summer Wind – I used a snowball bead I made, and my favoriate color czech faceted rondelles!

Finally, a really cute ornament with a candy birdhouse by Rejetta Sellers – the peppermint candy was an extra, and I used it as a little dangle on the ornament hook!  By shimmer beads are a great accent to the snow!
To get an ornament hook tutorial, check here!
What about you – do you have art beads you just can’t give up?  This is a good way to use them, and then you can really appreciate them once a year!  

Susan Kennedy
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Susan Kennedy

Susan Kennedy Susan, the owner of SueBeads, started making glass beads in 2005 because she loved lampworked beads so much, but wanted to make her own instead of buying them on ebay! She also makes enameled components and dabbles in polymer clay, but her first love is glass. She has attended jewelry-making classes at ArtBLISS and has taken classes from Barbara Lewis (torch fired enameling) in addition to several classes at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
  1. Reply

    Great collection of ornaments!

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    They're all very nice. What a great way to display and share your pretty art beads.

  3. What an awesome collection, Sue 🙂

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    Hi Sue. I love your ornaments. The candy birdhouse is adorable. I have been making Christmas ornaments every year since the early 1980's. Now I have a couple of new ideas. Thanx

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    These are all so beautiful and unique!

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