Saturday, December 14, 2013

3rd Annual Handmade Ornament Swap & Hop - Hosted by Sally Russick

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Merry Christmas Y'all,

It is time for me to show you the ornament that I received from Veralynne Malone of Designed by Vera .

First just let me say a few things about my swap partner Veralynne.  She is a very talented lady that lives in the mostly sunny state of Florida my neighbor to the southeast of Alabama.  I first became familiar with Veralynne when Sally did the Black and White challenge you can read about it here.   Veralynne also participated in Sally's Cabochon challenge and this was the first time she did a beaded bezel and in my opinion she did a wonderful job for being her first time.  You can read about her adventure with a beaded bezel here.  Veralynne was also in Jeannie's Do Over challenge where she did another beaded bezel.  I must say she did another wonderful job.  I believe she is getting hooked you can read about it here.

So I bet you want to see what Veralynne created for my tree. Well okay here it is...


   Veralynne started out with a beautiful frosty glass ornament and covered it in a crocheted lace and toped it with a pine cone decoration and at the bottom she hung a manger scene that yes, she beaded a bezel around.  I love the ornament and can not wait till the tree is up so I can hang it where I can see it everyday.

Thank you so much Veralynne for the beautiful ornament.  Thank you Sally for yet another wonderful blog hop to where I was able to make a new friend.

Now hop on over to see what the other participant partners made and received.


List of Holiday Ornament Swappers



Happy beading Y'all,
Therese

17 comments:

  1. OMG - my mother used to make crochet ornaments very similar to this - my tree has several of these! But hers do not have the addition of the beaded bezel - what a stunner! Love this so very much, as it instantly brought back memories of watching my mother create these herself! Merry Christmas to you - have fun decorating your tree, and hanging this beauty in a place of prominence!

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  2. That is a multi-media treasure! And I agree - looks like Veralynne is our new cab queen!

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  3. You received a beautiful ornament, Therese, and the one you sent Vera is totally amazing too!

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  4. What a precious and special ornament! I love the bezeled manger scene, that is a brilliant idea.
    Have a wonderful Christmas my friend!

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  5. Wow! The layers upon layers of complexity and work involved. I'm so glad you pointed out the manger scene - I didn't catch it at first.

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  6. Therese your ornament is awesome - I love all the different elements she incorporated!

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  7. What an amazing and touching design... like Patti, I remember my Mum endlessly crocheting and this beauty brings back such memories!

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  8. Thats really cool! The ornament look lovely and then WOW you notice the detail at the bottom.

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  9. I love the crochet and I think that her addiction to beading bezel is partly my fault! :) The crochet gives the ornament such a vintage feel!
    Thank you so much Therese for participating in the swap!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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  10. So pretty...reminds me of Victorian ornaments. Beautiful work!

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  11. Beautiful ornament. What a fun swap.

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  12. Wow, such a beautiful ornament and I love how she combined the crochet and pine-cones. A beautiful addition to your tree! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  13. Wow, that is gorgeous and so unique! The variety of ornaments in this round is just amazing. Merry Christmas Therese!

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  14. I really don't crochet well so am in awe of anyone who can! Lovely ornament!

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  15. That is such a beautiful ornament. I love crochet, but have never been able to get the hang of it. I agree that Vera's beadwork is wonderful.

    I also love the ornament you made. The beadwork is gorgeous and I love Lesley's charm.

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  16. Therese the ornament you received from Vera is beautiful. The bezel is a great addition to her crochet. You also made a great ornament. I admire your seed bead work and it looks good with Lesley's bead.

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  17. Happy New Year Therese! This ornament is so beautiful. I love the crochet work around the bulb. What a great idea!

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