Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Victorian

Well, here she is, all but complete....a few more bows, candycanes, maybe a gingerbread man or two here and there.
  The baskets each have an orange, three cookies, two sugar plums and a handful of nuts, plus the candycane.

Monday, November 14, 2011


OK so what says Victorian more than candles on the boughs?  I found some LED lights and used the air-drying modeling clay (not the stuff you folks were talking about, I didn't need anywhere near that much), wrapping thinly rolled 'sheets' around the base of each light.  Bead garlands seemed to be popular, too, so I made one with seed and trumpet beads, and attached it in the proper 'draping' with the trusty glue gun.
  Baskets of goodies are also in keeping, I have three of those made so far containing three cookies, an orange, some nuts, a candycane and a couple sugar plums.  I'd like to make two or three more.  I still need to find a bucket for water... think I have one in storage somewhere but would probably be easier to find one at HobbyLobby.  And some toys, like a drum or a dolly or teddybear
  Anyway, here's what I have so far.  Sorry about making you twist your head sideways, I haven't figured out how to rotate pictures in the blog yet.

Monday, November 7, 2011

a few more pics from the portfolio

A strand of 'popcorn and cranberries', the popcorn is made of poly clay, the cranberries are red seed beads.  I have a picture of a strand with a ruler, somewhere...but you can see it better in the closer picture below.

this wreath is about an inch across, no paints, all the colors are in the clay.

This holly wreath is slightly smaller than the rose wreath, just larger than a penny.

I did this little darling for a friend online.  I think it was around six inches tall, including base and topper.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

first attempt at posting pictures

here goes nothin', folks...
this is the largest tree I've done so far, is 18" tall including base and topper...candycanes, ornaments and popcorn were scaled larger to be in scale with the tree

this is the tiniest so far, 4.5 inches

these three trees are between 10 and 12 inches tall, and from the point in time when I was just starting to put them on wooden bases....the one in the middle is still on its 'stump' that it came with.

detail showing popcorn strands, snowmen, candycanes made from poly clay, satin ball ornaments (along with other bead ornaments)

these candycanes are about 3/4 inches long

baby steps

OK I'm totally new to this and haven't a clue what I'm doing at this point, so we'll muddle through together, I suppose...hey, if nothing else, folks can get a good giggle out of my stumbling in the dark!
  While I haven't taken any pictures of more recent work yet, there are a few of trees of Christmases past....from the portfolio/archives...which would that be?