Here's another fun project I finished up this past weekend. I tell ya, since it wasn't snowing outside, I went all out for snowflakes inside!
The large snowflake is a rustic laser cut wood ornament, 5" wide. While it was nice as bare wood, being dressed up with glass glitter is even better! The wood of the original snowflake ornament was really quite light in color. I used brown inks to warm it up a bit before I added the glitter, and several layers of snowflake goodness. I even glittered up the wooden ball at the base of the divine Martha ribbon (which was also replaced from the original icky gold string).
This close-up photo of the center of the snowflake shows the various layers I added. There's a cream colored snowflake, followed by brown branches, followed by a crystal wine colored snowflake, followed by the jingle bell wires and a fun faux-wood button. It's all held together with hemp twine.
I think it's important to finish the back of ornaments too, so while I was assembling the layers on the front, I made sure to weave the twine through this fun Pierre Cardin button (see! it is a Designer Snowflake!) to dress up (camouflage) the hemp twine wrapping I had to do to secure the items attached to the front. I even added glitter to the back of the large snowflake. Plenty of sparkle on this sucker!
I attempted to photograph this hanging on one of our trees, but it's been so windy it just hasn't been possible. Oh well! *grin*
The big question is do I sell this ornament, or keep it for myself ..... ack!