Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tapestry Snowflake Spinner Christmas Ornament

This is my selection for the 2012 Art Bead Scene Christmas Ornament Blog Hop and it has been quite a journey from concept to completion.  Once I decided to participate in the Art Bead Scene Ornament Blog Hop, I had to come up with a unique design for my art bead and since I was making snowflake shaped ornaments, what better design for my art bead than snowflakes.  These were created by making a reverse image mold of one of my favorite snowflake stamps so that the snowflakes would actually be raised above the surface of the bead itself.

The next challenge was figuring out how to make the spinner portion of the bead work correctly.  If the hole down the center was not perfectly lined up, the art bead would not spin!  It took me several attempts before I got the details worked out on that one but everything fits nicely now and spins!

So folks, according to Lisa Pavelka "If it's a spinner, it's a winner!"  What do you say? Is it a winner?

This ornament along with my personalized Tapestry Spinner Christmas ornaments can be found in my Etsy shop at http://ashpaints.etsy.com.    

Here are links to other artisans who have participated in this Art Bead Scene Ornament Blog Hop.  Be sure to click on each link and check out what each of them has designed for this annual event. 

Art Bead Scene
Treasures Found
Song Beads
Viki O'Dell
Sue Beads
Modern Nature Studio
Diane Hawkey
Suburban Girl Studio
Jen Judd Rocks
Ellie's Bijoux
Island Girl's Insights
Life By The Seat Of My Pants
Too Aquarius 
Shelley Graham Turner
Artfully Ornamental
Charis Designs Jewelry
Harrison Hollow Designs
Silver Nik Nats
Bead Soup Mix
Toodles and Binks
Bead Recipes
Play Sculpt Live
BeeTree by M.E.


Sherri Stokey said...

Yep, it's a winner!

Heather Powers said...

Definitely a winner, such a creative and unusual design! I love that it spins - what a great idea!

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Arlene, it is awesome, I love stuff that spins! The individually decorated snowflake arms are beautiful and unique, too. *Blue ribbon*

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Oh, I got a surprise... thought I was already following your blog... fixed that!

Caron Michelle said...

This is a beautiful design! So many elements, love it!

Becky Pancake said...

Definitely a winner.

SueBeads said...

Yep, winner! So pretty!

kim Idalski said...

Very pretty. Very cool that it spins. Im in the hop but not added on the list yet. Please stop by and comment. Happy Holidays and Hopping, Kim at http://kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com/2012/12/abs-ornament-blog-hop.html#comment-form

acheter sapin de noel artificiel said...

Ofcourse it is a winner.. Nice one...

Anonymous said...

A winner for sure! Love the design!

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