Skip to main content

Art Bead Scene Ornament Blog Hop

Heather Powers, of the Art Bead Scene, is hosting an ornament blog hop! Not only that, but if you check out the Art Bead Scene, there will be a giveaway as well!

I had a lot of fun making my ornaments! I used some vintage chandelier prisms that my mom had bought years ago. They are in really great shape!
I used my own baroque style beads, as well. And to complete the ornament, I made some of these pretty ornament hangers - you can find the tutorial here.
I made some more ornaments with my beads, using the clear chandelier prisms and think they look fantastic too!
You can purchase your own baroque ornament beads in my SueBeads etsy store - and with each purchase, I am including an ornament hanger that I made, free!

So hop on over to the rest of the participants to see what pretty things they made:

Suburban Girl Studio
Spirited Earth
Garden Path Beads
Life in the Lyon's Den
Blog by Salla
It's Been a While
Sue Beads
Artist At Work
Modern Nature Studio
Too Aquarius
Artfully Ornamental
Gem Rose Designs
Jewels by Ine
BeeTree by M.E.
Islandgirl's Insights
Angela Lund-Logan
Gem's PC Corner
Summers Studio
Sandy Volpe
The Next Bend
Skye Jewels
Janina Grigore
Elysian Studios
Art Bead Scene


Marie Cramp said…
Looks interesting!!
steufel said…
GORGEOUS! Totally love the first one - looks so precious and festive!
m.e. said…
I just bought some chandelier crystals...just because !
Thank you for the inspiration.
Thank you for the handy little tut too!
Lovely ornaments!
Bet that glass is fabulous when the light shines through !!!
m.e. :)
Lovely. I really like the baroque shape. Very unusual!
Patti Van said…
I LOVE the ornaments...especially the first one! Will look so pretty on a tree, with the light on the tree shining through!
Gorgeous! Candy colored icicles! What a great idea. I have a couple of clear chandelier crystals kicking around here someplace. I'm going to have to dig them out!
SummersStudio said…
These ornaments are so festive. The chandelier prisms are perfect with your beads. Happy holidays!
Islandgirl said…
Very elegant! The tree lights sparkling through the chandelier crystals will be lovely!
Anonymous said…
Sue, they are super cute. They are like Christmas tree bling!

~Diana P.
Love your ornaments! The glass beads that you made are gorgeous and add the perfect touch to each.
Marie Cramp said…
I love the reveal! How cool! Vintage prisms are awesome! what a find!!
Anonymous said…
Beautiful! The lampwork sun catcher beads work so well in the design and that vintage crystal is stunning!
Lovely! That red chandelier prism is fantastic, and your beads just complement it perfectly. I love the design of your baroque beads- they are beautiful!
I like the simplicity and use of standard red and green.
Lupe Meter said…
Lovely ornament! Love those vintage chandelier beads!
Maria said…
So pretty! Love the vintage red chandelier prism!
Elaine said…
Lovely and classy! I think I have a stash of chandelier beads here somewhere as well...
Lovely and simple! It looks like they will catch plenty of light and send it sparkling across the room! {Or even the computer screen}
Heather Powers said…
I like the mix of old and new in your ornaments. The new shapes are wonderful!
Spirited Earth said…
Festive and sparkly, nice idea
Jewels By Ine said…
Oh what a nice shape! And red and green is always great!
salla said…
sparkly is always good!
Anonymous said…
I have some vintage chandelier crystals, but they are not in the best of shape. Very interesting way to use them and I love your baroque beads.
Sandi Volpe said…
Love those new beads, I may have to buy some for myself. Beautiful ornament.
Sharyl said…
If there is glass and light involved, I'm going to love it! And your beads would make ANYthing special!
Claire Maunsell said…
Love that classic and rich green and red combination. I bet they hang beautifully in a window, too...
Beautiful! My favourite is the first one - green and red together is the perfect Christmas combination !
I love the green and red combo ornament!
TesoriTrovati said…
Such a simple and stunning design. I love the classic combination of green and red. This is very pretty!
Enjoy the day.

Popular posts from this blog

Happy Accident!

Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!

Art Elements February Theme Challenge - Birds of Prey

Cathy Mendola chose Birds of Prey for the theme this month, and it's a pretty awesome theme. You are going to see some amazing work by my team members and the guests who have participated this month! I had plans of doing more than I did, as indicated by the purchases I made for the projects I had in my head. However, I have been doing some work in my house, so whenever time permitted, meaning after work and weekend hours, we were pretty much doing the room renovations. One of them is going to be my study/studio, and I seem to be foiled at every move by trying to get some work tables. So I have only one small project to show you this month.  But first, the purchases!

This first Bali carved owl totem I got from fifirosedesigns on etsy - I wanted to make a mold and make my own cabochon to use in a necklace. However, I really did get around to doing that. So, I purchased the owl heads below.

These owl head cabochons are from ArtisticVariations84 on etsy - they are just fantastic, but …

January Art Elements Theme Challenge - Moon

Lindsay Starr chose moon as the theme for the AE Design Challenge this month! Great choice, Lindsay! I knew I had a pendant from Vincent and Nooma from Inviciti that I wanted to use, and I have some moon face polymer clay cabochons I had made a while ago, so I was all set!

First, I used the pendant to create a simple necklace. I haven't strung beads in a very long time, and being that I enjoy simple designs for myself, I set out to find the perfect red beads. I chose faceted red jade from Golden Age Beads.  I also spied some other beads I really want, but am basically on a buying freeze so....maybe another time! I separated the red jade beads with some cute titanium spacers I had picked up at a bead show a long time ago, and I highlighted the pendant with some gold alcohol ink to make the moon show up better!

The second piece I made was influenced by Game of Thrones. Late to the party as ever, I just started watching it. I'm on Season 3 Finale - I use it as a carrot to make my…