Thursday, January 31, 2008

Love Story Ornament Thursday's Most Auspicious Debut

Welcome to the first installment of Ornament Thursday! Our incredibly diverse and talented group of artists have created a bevy of beautiful and ornamental items for your enjoyment. Our theme this month was Love Story and as you can see everyone gave it their own twist. Enjoy!

As a little bonus, we’re going to give you one of the projects from each month, see the post beneath this one. This month Margot Potter shares a free project from her book Sparkletastic and shows a project she created for Beadalon.

Please note that all of these designs we've created are under copyright laws and none may be used directly or as derivative works for more than your personal enjoyment. You can not sell them as finished goods or to a magazine as a project. Be inspired by our ideas to make your own wonderfully unique creations, this is our gift to you.

The Ornament Thursday Gang

Hali's Flowers of LOVE in Ancient Bulgarian 2 paintings in stylized Cyrillic spell out L-U-V

Art Bead Scene The designers at Art Bead Scene have two jewelry love stories for you! Elaine Ray links together a little love with her ceramic heart components while Melanie Brooks Lukacs tells a little tale of romance in a Gothic Garden

Cindy Gimbrone Beads Cindy's Love Story is about a hook and beads

Earthenwood Studio Bead Blog What is sweeter than a mix CD for your Valentine? A yummy gift box in which to present it, filled with candy themed decorations, including a cute bracelet and cell phone charm!

Heart mobile Jenny’s painted paper pulp hearts.

Humblebeads Heather shares her favorite bracelet design in a Valentine inspired color scheme.

Jennifer Heynen of Jangles Jennifer has made a fun "Ornament" for her neck that looks good enought to eat.

Joolz by Lisa This "Love Story" will last all year long! Lisa shares how beads and books work together.

Katie's Beading Blog Here's a happy little heart project for you - use it to embellish a bag or your jeans, or as inspiration for a necklace or bracelet.

Kriss Cramer - Art Interrupted Grow Love! Nurture and care for your loved ones every day. Use this heartfelt book, you can make yourself, to remind you of all the love you have to give.

Linda Augsburg at Make It Mine magazine Linda's love story project is a dress she embellished by stenciling dancers and a big band along the hem. Read why and learn how to do it yourself on the Make It Mine blog.

Michelle's Love Story... The band is getting back together again! Ornament Thursday celebrates the story of love...

Savvy Crafter Candie's love affair with big rings continue...she's making her own now! Love Stories and more over at the Savvy Crafter! XOXO!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Ah, Love ! This satirical creation of Jean's immortalizes certain women's profound affecton for their ... handbags!!!

Strands of Beads Love speaks many languages. Learn how to say "I Love You" in an untraditional way with Melissa Lee's whimsical jewelry project.

SwellDesigner Alexa shares with you her truly swell and punny Valentines!

The Impatient Blogger Love is in the air at The Impatient Blogger! Margot shares two vintage inspired jewelry designs that are oozing with a good way!

All Images Copyright 2006 Margot Potter


These are my offerings for the Ornament Thursday January theme of Love Story. The first is a project I did a while ago for Beadalon that I just love. It’s very Victorian in design though the couple was cut out of a 1920s magazine advertisement. I’m such a dorky, romantical sap of a girl and a sucker for word play of all kinds; this kind of design is right up my alley. The second is a necklace from my last book Sparkletastic. It’s like a little vintage valentine replete with wedding cake style pearl swags and frosted Lucite and crystal flowers. Isn’t this the sweetest little necklace? Aren’t they the cutest couple? Isn’t this totally over the top? It’s as gooey as it gets but luckily it’s not at all sticky. Just sos ya knowse. YAY!

If you click on the images you can read the instructions for Keys to My Heart and see the materials list. The frame I used was from I Kan’dee but they’ve been most unfortunately discontinued. Ranger is working on a 1”x1” frame that would work nicely or you can always do a quick foil tape and solder for the pendant.




Lori said...

Awesome stuff ladies!! I loved checking them all out!!

Sarebear said...

As am I, having fun checking them out! I am inspired to dig myself out of the digital scrapbooking I've been crafting lately and try and make and post something up myself, later today! I do not know if having an art bead is necessary, but since I only have a few of those, I'll just go with whatever design comes to me and if it's not the right "home" for one of my individually artist-made beads, they'll find a home at their right time!

Anyway, this is just the kind of change I need today, I think. It's been a bad month (bad health news, and church leader prophet/president dying (I'm Mormon)) and I need to feel a PART of something like this.

Off to go pull out the sparklies! My precioussss . . . . (hee hee).

The Lone Beader said...

Fun!! :D

Michelle McGee said...

Thanks for the great comments!