Thursday, March 26, 2009


We have some beautiful spring greens for you!!!

Featured above:

Celadon Dreamer
Michelle Zimmerman creates a dreamer box from one of her molds and Helen Bradley grabs another for her jewelry project.

Embellished Ear Wires
Lynn Kvigne of Beading Help Web shows you how to create these embellished ear wires in spring colors (like Celedon!)

OT Goes Celadon
Lisa finds calm in the color "Celadon"

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Linda Augsburg's gone heliotrope!

By Linda Augsburg

Happy Ornament Thursday! This month's theme is heliotrope which wikipedia describes as a pinkish purple. I forgot the pink part when I designed this piece, so forgive me on that. But I bet some of my Ornament Thursday friends got the color right! Let's see.

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Check out Linda's necklace and don't miss the giveaway!

Heliotrope-Ornament Thursday
Did someone say violet?

Heliotrope: Purple by any other name…
Lisa waffles on what shade of purple is really "Heliotrope"

Ornament Thursday is here!
Michelle Zimmerman gets funky with these home made mica shift bead earrings and Helen Bradley secretly raids someone else's bead box for a fun silver bracelet.

Michelle shares a heliotrope layout of her her and her fish!

As for my creation, I made it to go with a black and heliotrope dress that I bought a while back. I bought the beads a while ago as well, and finally got them turned into this necklace. So now I only have 4 months to wait until I can wear my halter dress with this four-strand piece. The inner strand is all fire-polished glass, and the other three strands have mini freshwater pearls mixed peppered in here and there. And the great clasp is from Star's Clasps.

As for my giveaway, everyone who comments on this post on my blog or on this month's Ornament Thursday post will be entered to win some of the very same beads I used in this piece. I seriously overbought for this necklace, so I have almost five strands of the glass and more than 30 of the pearls remaining. The deadline for posting is March 11 at noon Central Standard Time. I'll announce the winner on here on my blog and on the Ornament Thursday blog March 13. Please be sure to provide some way for us to contact you.


Here comes Spring. And here come the flowers, among them the heliotrope. So this is the inspiration for this month’s Ornament Thursday projects. And here’s a little teaser from Linda Augsburg.

And speaking of a little teaser, Linda’s also offering a giveaway, so check back on Thursday for all of the project links and Linda’s giveaway!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

OT goes OWOH!


This year the Ornament Thursday Team is putting it's focus on color!

We'll be bringing you projects all year long in different hues to inspire and excite you!

We've also added some neat extras each month like prizes, Q & A's, interviews and more.

And in that spirit, we have jumped on the Gypsy Caravan and are participating in One World One Heart!

Some of the team are giving away their creations this month on their individual blogs, so be sure to click the links below to check them out and comment... but our Featured Artist this month, Deanna Chase is giving her creation away here on the Ornament Thursday blog!

This month's Featured Artist is Deanna Chase!

Hello! Let me introduce myself. I am Deanna Chase, a participant of the Ornament Thursday blog circle and I am a full time lampwork artist. Lampwork is an old fashion term for melting glass, also known as torchwork or flamework. These days we lampworkers work our glass in a surface mix torch of oxygen and propane for a nice clean flame. In the old days they did it over an oil lamp, hence the term lampwork.

My main business is making lampwork beads to sell to jewelry designers. I rarely make my stuff into jewelry, as I find I just don’t have a lot of time. I like to leave that to the jewelry artists. I also make handmade contemporary marbles. There is a small but dedicated group of collectors out there.

For this month, I am offering a prize for One World One Heart to a randomly chosen commenter here! Just post a comment and you'll be entered to win a pair of earring beads (just the beads, you will need to make them into earrings).

Thanks for stopping by!


Check out Deanna's designs at Chase Designs... her etsy store at CDLampwork and also Chase Designs and even more here!
And do check out what the rest of the Ornament Thursday Team is up to here...

Another OWOH Giveaway!
Michelle's got a LOVELY Celeste prize for you!

Beading Help Web's Ice Blue Topaz Celeste Necklace
Got some teeny tiny beads, sterling wire and a plain toggle? Lynn shows you how to put it all together for a fabulous clasp or focal pendant!

Creating Ice Blue
When a color you love goes out of production, make your own!

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Linda Augsburg shares her celeste-inspired card.

Heather's Ramblings
A bright blue sky and beach scene for dreary weather

Icy Blue Born of Fire
Lisa sees ice in the desert of all places.

Uniquely Mine for $20
Cindy Gimbrone hooks up lovely ice blue cashmere into a celestial colored neck scarf. Finished off with an artist made button - it's uniquely hers for $20!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Last Ornament Thursday of 2008

We have some real dedicated OT'ers who posted their last ornaments of 2008 on Christmas Day!

A big shout out to Cindy Gimbrone...

And Linda Augsburg...

And Melissa J. Lee...

Now go check them out!

BeadStyle magazine
A seed-beaded ornament for the holidays

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy's sharing her favorite OT project!

Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off a simple snowflake necklace for her final seasonal piece of the year.

And be prepared for what the Team is up to in 2009!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ornaments so easy... even a kid can do them!

And kids did!

Today Michelle volunteered in Addie's class and each student made an ornament for their parents.

Easy for them, easy for you, so check out Michelle's blog for full photos, details, and information!

One more OT for the year! Hope you'll join in!

Here's who's ornamenting today at Ornament Thursday!

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva

Make a Confetti Ring to Wear at Your Next Holiday Party!

Holiday Sparkly Fan Pull
Lisa creates a dress up look for a ceiling fan

Linda's snowman
Some paper, beads, and fabric are transformed into an adorable snow guy.

Poinsettia Madness
Beautiful poinsettias in glass.

Poinsettia Ornament
Polymer clay and glittery snow recreate a Christmas memory

Strands of Beads
Melissa has a quicker than quick snowball pendant for a perfect last minute gift.

Shiny Little Things
Felting for the Festivities!

Ornaments so easy... even a kid can do them!
A recycled idea from last year using pearl UTEE!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ornament Thursday #2

Another Ornament Thursday comes again, and we've got some special stuff for you!

Michelle McGee's ornament was inspired by the Graphic 45 Botanicabella collection...

"Using the
Secret Garden paper, a tree template, and some Ranger products, I created this lovely little vintage tree complete with a bottle of Christmas memories dangling from the bottom..."

Now go check out Michelle's tree, and the rest of the creations of our team, and 2 very special guest artists...

(If you would like to be a guest artist this month on Ornament Thursday, see this post for details.)

Cindy Gimbrone Puts Up Her Xmas Tree!

Fused Glass Xmas tree ornament sparkles from Cindy's real Xmas tree.

Friendly Plastic Ornaments and Sew simple mittens

This week in the countdown to Christmas, Michelle shares her recipe for Friendly Plastic Ornaments and Helen sews another tree ornament

Gingham and beads and buttons, oh my

Counterchanges smocked gingham forms the foundation for this homespun ornament

HHH Enterprises

We are pleased to have this special guest join us this month!

New Beaded Ornament

See our special guest's beautiful creation!

Secret Garden Christmas Tree Ornament

Michelle's got a special tree from the Botanicabella collection!

Strands of Beads

Melissa shows off a simple winter rose bracelet project this week.