Here are more Christmas ornaments that I made toward the end of the summer. The ornament on the left is one that I made with a different variation of netting than what I had been doing. I wanted something different and the ornament on the left is what I ended up with.
I always mark the projects and techniques that I want to try someday in my bead magazines. I had some of my magazines with me on one of our baseball trips this summer, as well as some ornaments and beads. I saw an article in the February 2010 Bead & Button magazine on Chevron Chains. I had never done this but it looked like a stitch that could be suited to round Christmas ornaments. I started the ornament on the right on one of our trips, I think maybe the one to Omaha, then finished it after I got home. I like the way it turned out. I hope I have time to make more ornaments similar to this one. The combinations of beads, colors and the ways you can do this stitch are endless! Chevron Chain was a fun stitch to do. I'll need to try it in a necklace someday!
I decided to try this next ornament because when I made so many beaded netting ornaments, I realized I really liked the way the bottom of the ornaments looked! It seemed too pretty to always have on the bottom side of an ornament. Here's a picture of the bottom of one of my ornaments. I made two circles of netting then figured out how to attach them at the sides and bottom to make this ornament. I think it kind of looks like clear snowflakes on the sides of this ornament.
Soon I need to list all my ornaments on Etsy. It will be that time again before we know it!
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