Monday, December 12, 2016

Ornament Blog Hop



Art Bead Scene is having its 6th Annual Ornament Blog Hop today.  I have been wanting to make some Christmas Tree ornaments for several years now but just didn't get to them.  So this year  I  set aside some time.  I decided to make them from porcelain clay and  use some of my own texture stamps for decoration.   I looked thru my stash of cookie cutters for a Christmas tree shape and found a small one as seen  in the picture above and went to work.  Since porcelain clay requires a slow drying time to prevent warping, I began work on these several weeks ago.  I also wanted to make some bigger trees for ornaments and found a design I liked in a metal cutter and made the next set of Christmas trees seen below.  


These were also an experiment in glazing and I love how the colors came out.

Next I wanted to do a set of  photo transfers onto polymer clay.  I chose some Victorial Floral images for these trees seen below.



These Victorian Floral image ornaments can be hand colored or left black and white.  I like the quality of the black and white so I have not colored them.  

All of these ornaments I made lend themselves to being hung on a tree or a wreath with a simple hook or ribbon.

I hope you will visit the other blogs in this hop.  

Thanks so for stopping by.

Happy Holidays!!!!

Mary



22 comments:

  1. All of your ornaments are wonderful. You are so talented! Have a great Christmas.

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  2. Thank you so much Kathy for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I so appreciate your support!! I had a fun time making these and they have put me in the spirit of the holidays.

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  3. Mary are these trees somewhere for sale? I think I need one!!! I love the color combinations on the ceramic ones - so festive.

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    1. Agreed! I love them Miss Mary! And would certainly order. Enjoy the day! Erin

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    2. Thank you Heather. I am so glad you are continuing the ornament blog hop tradition. I really had fun planning and making these seasonal trees. Thanks for your comment about the festive colors. Yours is now in the mail.

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    3. Thanks so much Erin for your comment. Yours is in the mail. I am delighted to be a part of your holiday!!

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  4. I love the colours on your ceramic ornaments.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I am pleased to hear you like the colors. I think the porcelain clay made them especially bright and mixed them so well.

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  5. Mary! I LOVE THEM! I would love one in the middle photo if they are for sale!

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    1. Thank so much Sue!! I think I got back to you by email. Let me know if I did not. I am honored you want one of my big trees!! Although the selection is limited to the blue bough and yellow background. I may have more I have not yet glazed. Will check in my studio. Have been hanging out in the house due to the weather. Today is warmer and I will venture out!!

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  6. I love your trees especially the one with the pine needles in it. So unique and creative.

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    1. Thanks so much!! I love the feedback on the pine needles. My only big spruce in our yard, one that I grew from a sapling. Now I have three more biggish saplings that we plan to put out in the yard this coming Spring.

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  7. These are wonderful ornaments. I like the various ways you made something new and beautiful out of this traditional Christmas decoration.

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    1. Thank you for such kind words. I am so pleased you are taken by the trees. I have long wanted to do this and am so pleased to have finally made them. And then to find that others like them too!! So great!!

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  8. Really, I can't say which design is my favorite. All of them are so beautifully colored and patterned!

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    1. Thanks so much!! I appreciate your commpliments so much!!

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  9. Mary, beautiful trees, as always. Each one is unique but so lovely. Well done. Andrea Ross

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea. I had fun making all of these and am so glad you came to look. Happy Holidays!!

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  10. I love the variations in the trees that you made. I have to admit though that the last batch caught my eye with their simplicity and contrast between light and dark.
    Mona

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I am delighted you liked the black and white ornaments. They are a new adventure for me using a photo transfer method on polymer clay. They were fun to make and I learned a lot about the process and polymer clay along the way. Wonderful that they can be made up quickly and fixing mistakes doesn't take that long either.

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  11. Mary, these are so jolly and beautiful! Your bold experiments were a complete success!

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  12. Wow, all of these trees are so beautiful! I especially like the large colorful ones. I love seeing your experiments.

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