Monday, November 18, 2019

Tis' the Season

I know, we haven't even eaten the turkey yet! BUT Christmas, like it or not, is right around the corner! And if you're interesting in buying handmade ornaments for your tree, you gotta do that kinda thing early, so they're ready to go when you start to deck the halls. Right?

I put together a little grouping, now on Instagram. But I wanted to let anyone reading the blog know about it, too! And how you can have yourself a merry little Christmas, and a totally custom piece of art for your tree, too!

These lightweight wood ornaments are perfect for live trees. They won't weigh down the boughs, and you still get plenty of drop. The ornament itself measures 4.5", but with the bead and bow you're looking at a sizable 5" at least!

There are two options. The single bead above. And the triple bead, below:

These take a while to make, which is why I'm telling you about this in the middle of November! Each of the ornaments is first gilded with an oil based gilding wax.

Here's a little detail of the ridge of the ornament! Here you can see all that beautiful gilt finish on that sweet little edge. These are just barely 1/4 of an inch thick, which again, makes them a great weight for live trees, but also allows them to function as gift tags, or embellishment for your wrapped gifts.

Each one is unique, hand-painted and one of a kind.

After the oil gilt wax cures (that takes a WHILE!) I then apply antique Christmas sheet music to the front side of the ornament. Once that is securely in place, the ornament is painted with one of my abstracts.

That includes the beads! They too are hand-painted. So cute! Makes me want to do jewelry!

This was the test color palette that I worked with because I love these colors together, but (and again, here's why I'm letting you know early!!) I'm offering a limited number of CUSTOMIZED ornaments for my blog readers and IG followers. 

They will be created with all the same pieces that you have seen here, gilt wax wood ornaments with sweet bows and hand-painted beads and abstracts over antique Christmas sheet music.

The backside will be finished in the gilt wax and the ornament will be tied to hang with black jute twine. I picked this because I feel like it really disappears into the greenery.

I also work a little of that beautiful shimmering gilt into the abstract painting, cause a little glitz never hurt anyone - especially at Christmas! 

So, here's your chance to pre-order some of these beauties! The orders are in groups of 3, and you can customize with your color palette! Just let me know the colors you'll be using in your Christmas decor and I'll paint something with those colors for your grouping! All you have to do is let me know which colors to use, and I'll do the rest! 

They are $18/ea for the single wooden bead and $24/ea for the triple wooden bead. Again, they must be purchased in groups of 3. I've got PayPal buttons ready below for your order. Just make sure to put into the notes section your colors, or send me an email! 

You can leave your color information in the "NOTE TO SELLER" box! Or send me a picture of your current Christmas decor! 

(similar to pictured)
Includes Shipping to Continental USA

(similar to pictured)
Includes Shipping to Continental USA

(similar to pictured)
Includes Shipping to Continental USA

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