Ornament Factory

Since sending off ornaments to 4 boutiques, my own supply has been depleted.

frostyview

So for the Irish American Heritage Center’s Christmas Bazaar I had to go back into the studio.

dressingirish

I reviewed some Irish Christmas carols, and found my favorite on the list.

irishcarols

Then I realized my friends had requested rainbow safety pin angels, and I set to bending those as well.

safetypinangels

Soon my fingers were sore and I had to put gloves on.

gloves

Putting outfits together came next, which was easier on the fingers.

irishoutfits

Last month my favorite mini-iron lost its protective handle, and the back-up iron came apart as well.

toolfail

I ordered a replacement, which is really a rhinestone setting tool.

kandiinbox

The new one is so pristine that I am still using my rejiggered version, but the blue strip is coming apart again so the time is next to christen the clean one.

oldandnewkandi

I dressed my “Irish” angels in reds and greens.

waxingview

I also tried to draw a Chicago flag for a friend, but it requires more practice for the general public.

chicagoflagfail

This rainbow angel had awesome hair, but it’s not feasible to keep that look.

pumuckl

A customer wrapped her pendant commission in lovely paper that had to be repurposed.

beetlejuicepaper

This is my Beetlejuice Frosty.

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I also put a pom-pom frosty together.

pompomfrosty

I had a productive few days.

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There are more ideas swirling in my head, but these will be the ones going on display on Sunday.

irishangels

Tagging them was next.

taggingoratorium

I’m re-setting the jig for book ornament commissions, and am ready to take on a new batch of custom orders now that these cuties are floating to new homes.

friendangels

This is my current full range of angels. Claim them on Sunday or at future pop-ups.

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I look forward to seeing you on Sunday, or next Thursday at the Warm Bevvy Walk at See Jane Sparkle, or at the Bucktown Holiday ArtShow December 10 & 11.

 

 

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