Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ornament swap

This year my friends Steffi and Janna joined me again for a Christmas ornament swap - it was a last minute affair, but I am so glad we did it.

Steffi sent me this adorable little snowman - he makes me smile whenever I see him. But how did she know that I have a hat like this one?

Isn't he cute?

Janna sent me a beautiful ornament - a tart tin with an image encased in resin - I think there are mica flakes in there also - surrounded by a ring wrapped in sari silk. Like a wreath surrounding the image.

I love the tattered and torn look - just perfect!

I made the bells below - each was embellished in a way I thought each recipient would enjoy.

 Hope everyone has a wonderful, safe New Year's Eve!


steufel said...

Oh Renate, es war wieder so schön! Danke! Meine Mutter war gerade noch hier und ich habe ihr Eure Sachen gezeigt, und sie war wie ich einfach hin und weg. Ich bin so froh, dass es Euch gibt. Einen guten Rutsch und viel Glück und Gesundheit und kreative Stunden in 2012!

Hopemore Studio said...

What a wonderful exchange!! The snowman is adorable and the tart tin ornament is beautiful. Your metal working skills are just taking off, that bell is simply stunning.

SueBeads said...

Renate, they are ALL beautiful! Lucky women!

lilylovekin said...

Renate, wishing you a happy 2012, may it be good to you and yours. much love Lorrie

Anonymous said...

Liebe Renate, eine guten Rutsch und
ein gesundes und frohes Neues Jahr. By the way - die Ornamente sind wirklich schön. Liebe Grüße in den Süden, Inge

sharon said...

All of these ornaments are so wonderful Renate,...your bell is so awesome!
I wish for you a beautiful, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Laura A. said...

Oh, an ornament swap...we haven't done one of those here in ages. They are all so sweet. What fun that must have been for you all.

Hope the New Year brings peace, harmony and artful goodness to your home Renate. And health, happiness and love; as you extend out to others, you should receive back tenfold in the new year Renate!

Palimpa Lim said...

BEIDE Glöckchen sind traumhaft schön, liebe Renate! Kleine Meisterwerke, wirklich.
Ganz viel Gesundheit, Glück, Liebe und kreative Momente für Dich im Jahr 2012, liebe Renate!

P.S. Ja, es sind (schwarz eingefärbte) Mica-Flakes :)

Cindy said...

Renate, what a nice ornament swap! That chubby little snowman is adorable. I love snowmen ornaments and would be tempted to keep this one out all year. And the resin-filled tart tin really is a beautiful idea, especially adorned with the ribbon. Your bells are amazing. You really have a way with metal - I always enjoy seeing your latest creations. Have a very Happy New Year, Renate!!

Narrative jewelry said...

Happy new year Renate. I wish you the best for you during this new year.
Your little bell is simply stunning, so original ! and what a lovely idea.

Barry said...

S/R - exquisite bells - love the combination of metal, crystals and patina- as an exchangee I would be so pleased to receive such an exchange. May 2012 be so good for you. Go well. B

Vintage Green said...

All the ornaments are wonderful!
My first thoughts were .....tree jewelry!!