Saturday, November 8, 2008

BJP 2008

After completing my butterfly wings for BJP 2008, I came up with the idea of beading "memory" ornaments that I will hang on my Christmas tree. When Robin announced that another year was going to happen, I decided that these ornaments would be my project for the year.

SEPTEMBER -
This page is in honor of our 39 year marriage. My younger sister, Shell (my maid of honor) made the center coin while at Disneyland. It reads "Dee & Bob Happy 4th anniversary". I beaded both sides of the "do-nut" so the coin can hang freely.
OCTOBER -
This page is in honor of my husband whose birth month is October and features his gold baby ring. The sequins on this piece were a first for me.



NOVEMBER -
This page is in honor of Shell whose birth month is November. When we were children we used to ride the swan boats in Boston Commons - of course, the water wasn't quite this blue! The swan bead is carved from a piece of shell. For many years Shell sent us an anniversary card that featured swans but it has been awhile since she has been able to find any "swan" cards.




11 comments:

Marty S said...

Christmas ornaments! What a neat idea, especially since they all have such meaning and happy memories. Lovely beading.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

a2susan said...

I grew up in a suburb outside Boston and my parents would take us to ride the swan boats every year. We thought it was such a big deal! Just going to the Commons and the big city was a lot of fun. Thanks for reminding me of a memory.
Susan

Sabine said...

The swan ornament is my favourite, but all three are very nice pieces. I like the idea of making twelve ornaments, each commemorating something personal.

Are October and November free-hanging, too? May we please see the backs?

Sabine

heidibeads said...

What a great idea! Now why didn't I think of that - ornaments. I love them and they'll mean so much to you year after year.

MaryjoO said...

what a clever idea, and the baby ring is definitely priceless!

Robin said...

What a splendid idea to make ornaments - with meaning!!! I love it, and you'll love your 2009 Christmas tree! Like Sabine, I'd like to know what you're doing with the backs. I just finished re-reading E. B. White's book The Trumpet of the Swan... Have you read it? It's a kid's book, and the kid in me really enjoyed it!

Jacquie said...

Great idea making ornaments! Your tree next year will definitely make a loving statement. The swan just looks so peaceful gliding along.

Plays with Needles said...

I love the swan in the water...just love it...

pam T said...

Very cool idea and definitely something you will admire every year...

Margaret Sutherland said...

The tiny baby ring just melted my heart. I'm sure all of these beautiful ornaments will be beautiful on your tree. Lovely work.

Kelly said...

WOW! Great work and great idea! What a great way to honor special people.

Kelly