Christmas Ornament Blog Hop – 2017 – Art Elements!

Hello, everybody! Merry Almost-Christmas, if you’re celebrating this year!

So, you may have noticed by now that I really enjoy the Art Elements blog, since I have participated in so many blog hops and challenges that they’ve hosted (1, 2, 3, 4). For this one, they have challenged us to make some handmade Christmas ornaments! You can read the original challenge description here.

So here’s what I made!


These little stylized Christmas wreaths are made from my Vistella earring pattern, but tweaked a little bit to leave off the AVA beads.


I did three different Christmassy color combinations and then strung them up on bits of sari silk to hang from the tree.


Here we’ve got a vintage-looking bright red, dark olive, and antique beige.


Then a modern twist with teal, snowy white, gold and wine red.


And your classic holly berry red, soft gold, and warm green palette.

They were really fun to whip up and I had a good time making different versions of the classic Christmas color combo. I tend to get really wrapped up in tweaking the classic green/red/gold/white to get different moods. Remember my big color palette frenzy last year?


Check out what everybody else made for the handmade ornament challenge this year. There’s lots of amazing stuff. Happy Holidays! See you soon with my New Years Resolutions for 2018!

Guest Designers
Art Elements Team




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30 Responses to Christmas Ornament Blog Hop – 2017 – Art Elements!

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  3. Claire says:

    They are all so beautiful! I will have to try something like this next year too, I really love the look! (no time left this year before christmas anymore *sniff*)


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  7. Those are all so pretty! Initially, the blue one caught my eye, but close up, the “vintage” one is my favorite. However, they are all so lovely and intricate. The wreath idea was inspired!


  8. Oh Samantha, I just love these! I wanted to do some beaded ornaments too, but didn’t get to it! The colors are all so pretty! Merry Christmas!


  9. These are perfect little beaded wreaths! The addition of sari silk makes them so much more festive!


  10. lesleyhw says:

    I love your contemporary take on a traditional theme and your wreaths are so pretty. Thank you for taking part in our challenge and happy holidays.


  11. These beaded wreaths are simple gorgeous. I love your take on the traditional red/green palette for the holiday. But that teal? Delicious.


  12. The diamond beads are beautiful. I love how you’ve used them!


  13. Kathy Lindemer says:

    I love your ornaments. They are beautiful. Now, I know where to get the directions to make them too. Thank you!


  14. Laney says:

    these are beautiful


  15. jewelsofsayuri says:

    I love your beaded ornaments – the red and green ones just sing to me


  16. mischelle says:

    I really love the beaded wreaths. I love the colors and just how the ornaments say Christmas in a vintage way. Have a wonderful Christmas


  17. Tammy says:

    Your beaded wreaths are beautiful. Great color combinations.


  18. Denise says:

    I love these! Really like the vintage wreath. The red in the diamond beads really pops. Great job! The earring pattern these are based off would look geeat as an ornament too.


  19. Sarajo Wentling says:

    What a fun idea! I love all three color combos… but I think the last one is my favorite.


  20. Melissa says:

    Fun! I love the different colour palettes you chose!


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