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Sunday, December 11, 2011

COMPUTER RESTORED

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...

7 comments:

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

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

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

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  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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