Sunday, December 11, 2011


I am so sorry to  have seemingly fallen off the face of cyber-earth during the ABS Ornament Challenge! My computer contracted a nasty virus just two days before the reveal and I was only able to pick it up from the computer hospital yesterday. Yes, that is actually what the place I use is called! So for now we are up and running again but I have learned not to be too optimistic when my laptop is concerned. May be time for a new one!!
So finally here is the ornament I created using Mary Harding's Heart Shape Pine Cone Pendant. I found Mary through one of the many beading magazines I read each month and she is one of my favorite Etsy sellers and has become a  really great  internet friend as well. Thanks, Mary!
I absolutely love this piece and although I originally bought it with plans to make a jewelry piece to sell, I realized I loved it too much to let it go. So for  now it will find an honored place on my tree and then after Christmas I think it will find a more permanent home  rather than put it away with the rest of the decorations. It would make a great winter decoration in my kitchen.

I decided not to do a lot to this piece since I wanted it to remain the focal point. I simply chose some small wooden beads to help the piece stay "warm" looking and added some blues and golds in the way of seed beads to "holiday" it up a little. The perfect addition to my tree this year...


  1. I love the way you turned this pendant into an ornament. The choice to use wooden beads is great. Thank you for all the kind
    Words. You are a great friend.

  2. Nice choice of the wooden beads and the muted and earthy colors have made the pendant the central focal point indeed.Charm Bracelets

  3. Lovely! Mary's pendant made for a terrific ornament :)

  4. I'm glad your computer is doing better, lovely necklace

  5. Hey there -- your partner and I are really looking forward to your Bead Soup creation -- I know she put a lot of thought into the beads she sent -- please let me know what's up.

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