I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas day! I made quite a few things for Christmas this year, but I went away for a few days and didn’t schedule a post in time. Here are some of the bits I made so I can share my ideas with you all! (Expand the post to see more!)
For a Christmas bake sale, I made some themed chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing. The icing was coloured with forest green and it comes out with a lovely shade of green. Then I piped a black line of icing running from top to bottom, dotted the line with coloured chocolate balls, and topped it off with a star.
My workplace Christmas party was yesterday, and the theme was ‘Glitz and Glamour’. I’m not a fan of showy dresses, so I opted instead to go for a plain dress, but make the accessories sparkly. Yes, I did wait until the party happened to post this!
My heels and clutch bag both had sparkling clear crystals and a mixture of white and grey pearls adorned on them, so I used a similar idea with my jewellery. I mixed faceted black beads, grey beads, and crystal rondelles with ivory oval pearls. My dress was an off-the-shoulder one, so I created a choker-style necklace.
I don’t normally make stuff for Christmas, but I have a lot of spare beads lying around…
I plan on making some jewellery for a Christmas party soon but I’m missing some key components and Black Friday starts soon so I’m waiting for some nice sales.
In the meanwhile, using some spare seed beads and glass beads, I made these Christmas-themed hoop earrings with a string of glass beads in the centre – kind of like some baubles!
Materials: red and green seed beads, various red and green seed beads, 0.80mm silver wire and findings
I said I’d try another kanzashi piece. I got inspiration from this video by MyInDulzens on YouTube – give her channel a look if you’re interested, she’s very talented!
I started with white organza ribbon. Some green organza ribbon for leaves and white rattail for dangles are optional. You need a lot of ribbon, and it has to be quite wide as well!
I bought a string of green aventurine gemstone chips a very long time ago, and have never used them until now. I felt like they would make for very nice tree leaves, so I wanted to make a tree of life. Seems people like to add things to their trees of life (as seen in a quick Google search!) such as flat discs for moons, bird charms, and flowers. I used some red glass beads to resemble apples!
Firstly, I made a ring for the frame, and then tied lots of thin wrapping wire to the bottom of the frame. A handy bottle of cordial was used to keep the frame circular, don’t mind the strangeness of the image haha…