Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ornament Exchange

What was I thinking? I really don't know....

This is my latest endeavor. I put together a handmade ornament exchange at work. We had 13 women decide to participate. Each one of us makes 13 ornaments, then we have a party to exchange. You give one of yours to each person in the exchange, and in turn, they give you one of theirs. You end up with 13 different handmade ornaments.

Here's a sample of the ones I've been making. I'm not sure this was the best time to try to teach myself soldering...but by the 13th one, I had gotten much better at it.

I created a double-sided Christmas collage, sandwiched between two pieces of glass, then soldered them together with jumprings on the ends to attach the wire work and crystals.

Although the soldering is far from being done well, I'm very happy with the way they turned out.

Since I finished the collaged ones in plenty of time, I decided to make another one for each person. Each woman will also get a beaded letter ornament.

This is what the final projects will look like when I give them out this Friday night. I'm excited to see what kind of ornaments come my way.

Next year, someone slap me if I do this again!
Just kidding.


christine said...

i love your blog! and your ornaments. those turned out beautiful. is there anything you can't do?? they're gonna love them.

JaneH said...

What a great blog. It has just about everything you could want.
I know the girls at the office are going to love the ornaments. I'm sure you will out shine the rest.
I am anxious to see them for real.

OnGod'sErrand said...

WOW! I'd never be in an ornament exchange with you----my paper hearts with my picture inside just wouldn't cut it, would it? You're amazing!