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 allowance 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!
You’ll see my frosties, angels and other holiday ornaments on Etsy, at Aurora Rose Boutique in Lemont, Dragonfly Boutique in Evanston, The Evanston Art Center’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.