Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ABS Ornament Blog Hop

Winter Rose

New for my tree this year
a shiny ,shimmery Winter Rose ornament !
I glammed up the branch with Guilder's Paste.
Then I wire wrapped it with  Swarovski crystal "ice",
added silver metal leaves and  one of my polymer clay Rose beads.
The hanger is a wonderful piece of recycled sari silk ribbon.
I  think it looks very pretty.
But, to quote the Grinch
Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!

What makes this ornament extra special  to me ???

I picked up the branch on a walk with my daughter.
Not a milestone day, just a quiet summer day after her college graduation
We walked and talked about her hopes and dreams for the future.
Every year when I hang this on my tree, I will remember the time we spent together that day
Someday she will hang it on her tree ...remembering as well.
I love collecting "memory "ornaments from trips and special events.
But, some of life's simple moments need to be treasured as well.
A branch , a stone ,maybe a fabric reminant ...anything can be
"gussied up" to  become a lovely reminder of a special time .
This week  make a memory
Enjoy the Wonderful ABS Ornament Blog Hop
Bead Happy !!!

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  1. Thta is an amazing hop. Love all the ornaments you super talented creative people made. Drooling over every single one. Yours is amazing!

  2. M.E. your ornament is beautiful and I love the sentiment behind the design very nice.

  3. That is so beautiful, especially the sentiment. The grinch had it right...Christmas does mean a little more ...and you've definitely done that with this ornament.

  4. This lovely ornament is made even more beautiful by the memories it brings. It's so beautiful!

  5. Your wintery rose ornament is the branch!

  6. Beautiful! The branch is wonderful!

  7. Oh, wow! I loved the ornament anyway- it is so elegant, but then I read your story and it just warmed my heart! Thank you for sharing this beauty today!

  8. I just love polymer clay and the rose is beautiful! Very original idea!

  9. Pretty ornament and a lovely story to go with it!

    ~Diana P.

  10. Beautiful ornament and you always write the most lovely posts!!!

  11. Beautiful ornament! I love the story that goes with the branch, a memory ornament, such a clever idea! Thank you for sharing!

  12. What a beautiful ornament and a beautiful story!

  13. How absolutely glamorous your ornament is! I absolutely love your ornament story, so heartwarming! This is what ornament collecting/creating is all about for me!

  14. beautiful ornament, thanks for sharing the story

  15. Both your ornament and the meaning behind it is beautiful and very touching! I too love collecting twigs, stones, seashells etc. to remind me of special places and events.

  16. I love the story behind your ornament