Saturday, December 11, 2010

2010 Christmas decorations - fifth (and last!) batch

We've got some different ones in here. :-)

2010 Christmas decorations - finished.

Top left: made by me

Beads: clear transparent beads with silver centres topped with clear transparent seed beads with silver centres

Wrap: alternating blue Bernat Alpaca yarn with silver metallic crochet thread

Centre: blue "gem" card stock, self adhesive gem, silver glitter glue


Top centre: made by my younger daughter

Beads: transparent gold beads with silver centres topped with clear seed beads with silver centres

Wrap: first, Bernat Shimmer metallic yarn, then red metallic crochet thread, then gold metallic crochet thread

Centre: blue "gem" card stock and a self adhesive gem


Top right: made by my younger daughter

Beads: transparent green seed beads with silver centres

Wrap: red and black eyelash yarn and white novelty yarn together

Centre: green "gem" card stock with a self adhesive gem



The three bottom stars have reversed the wrapping pattern.  Instead of starting at the points and working towards the middle, the first wraps start inside the V's and work outwards.  They are still wrapped the same way.  Oh, I just realized I should have taken photos of the backs, which look so nice (except for the loose bits of yarn ends from changing colours) that I seriously considered cutting out more stars and making them backwards!

On the plus side, I like that the strands on the inside are flush to the surface; something I found a bit annoying while wrapping in the original way.  Starting from the centre made it a lot easier to work with very thin strands, too. On the down side, the very last wraps, at the points, are more of a challenge to place without them sliding off and I highly recommend dabbing glue onto the points to prevent loosing them entirely.

Bottom left: made by me.

Beads: silver metallic rounds topped with clear seed beads with silver centres.  After the wrapping was done, each pin had a dab of gold glitter glue added.

Wrap:  starting at the centre, silver metallic crochet thread, red metallic crochet thread, gold metallic crochet thread, red metallic crochet thread

Centre: red "gem" card stock, self adhesive gems


Bottom centre: made by me

Beads: semi transparent green beads with silver centres topped with clear seed beads with silver centres.  When finished, a dab of silver glitter glue was added to each point.

Wrap: starting from the centre, green acrylic yarn with a silver metallic strand, silver crochet thread, then back to the green

Centre: gold "gem" card stock, red self adhesive gems, a self adhesive silver bead in the centre, plus silver craft gems affixed with silver glitter glue


Bottom right: made by my younger daughter

Beads: none  Dabs of clear drying white glue were added to the points when the piece was complete

Wrap: blue Bernat Alpaca and red metallic crochet thread

Centre:  green "gem" card stock.  My daughter accidentally cut the piece too small and it turned out to be a bit off centre, showing the white foam core in one section.  Using a combination of self adhesive gems and gems affixed with glitter glue, she was able to cover the mistake and turn it into a design element. 


That's the last of them!  These were really fun and satisfying to make.  I would happily make dozens more!

Now to decide: which to keep and which to give as gifts!

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