Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mermaid Ornament

This my mermaid ornament has to be one of my all time favorites. 

All metal charms and pressed metal from Echo ArtWorks my all time favorite local bead store!

Small tin
Beads & Charms
Head Pins
Vintaj Patinas
Glass glitter
Vintage silk ribbons
This is the finished ornament, the tin is approximately 2.5 inches in diameter. 

The tin was first painted with Vintaj Patinas. The rim coated with glue to adhere vintage glass silver glitter.  Add a bit of Stickles for bling in the creases of the tin.  One hole was punched in the top and three on the bottom of the tin.
Tule adds a softness to the inside of the tin.  A stamped metal heart with a mermaid & seahorse was glued to the bottom of the tin. A stamped metal heart frame was hung from the hole in the top of the tin.  Attached to a headpin with beads on the outside of the time. Colorful ribbons tied around the headpin. 


Three headpins with beads and charms (sea shell and seahorses) hang from the lower three holes.  The heart in the bottom of the tin and the one dangling from the hole creates a 3-D effect.  The beads and ribbons from Echo ArtWorks.

'Tis the season - I joined a handmade holiday ornament swap in November of 2013! We each had to make two ornaments - one to swap and one to donate to the Charity Wings auction tree.
Have fun creating your ornaments this Christmas!

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