My offline life is speeding up so the online blog is getting off-schedule. Here’s a peek at what pulls me away from the computer these days.
I consulted with Brenda via email on the various Rounds she had, and ordered the Big Rounds set for my Frosty the Snowman Holiday Ornaments.
I joyfully set up the jig on a sunny day.
Then I dove in with the frosty-making.
Once I had added an â€˜allowanceâ€™ for the wire, twisting the strips was easy-peasy.
Having the option of making various sizes of Frosties is great.
It beats using the household mandrels I used last year, and makes the process much faster.
I still do some hand-bending after the base is completed.
Then I heat up the griddle for their adornments.
Sometimes a bit of smashing is required to flatten the snowmen out again.
I tried setting up the jig for trees and angels too but that requires a little more finessing (more pegs in particular).
Productivity is booming for the holiday season!
Youâ€™ll see my frosties, angels and other holiday ornaments on Etsy, at Aurora Rose Boutique in Lemont, Dragonfly Boutique in Evanston, The Evanston Art Centerâ€™s EXPO, the Waukegan West class of 1990 fundraiser and the Bucktown Holiday Fair.
Necklace pendants, earrings and key chains are also in the works.