Sometimes an idea is set before you even get started and other times it evolves from your idea as you go along. This is one such project.
I joined the Altered Dominos & Other Game Pieces group’s Christmas ornament swap. It was to create an ornament with the theme of “What Christmas means to me?” To me Christmas has always been about angels. I love that scene at the end of It’s a Wonderful Life where Zuzu tells her Dad that “Everytime a bell rings an angel gets its wings.” I cannot hear a bell without thinking of that.
I was going to make snowflakes with the center as an altered poker chip with an angel image. When I finished the snowflake it looked a little blah, so I added the fringy light covers I found at the Goodwill outlet to the back. Then that looked a bit too blah at the back so I glued in a big pearl. Now it has some zing from the front and from the back.
I also added some clear beads to the snowflakes where the joints connect to give it a bit more sparkle. You cannot see it on the angel image, but there is a wash of glitter over top.
Now I have to figure out how to package them so they arrive in one piece. Especially the one travelling to the UK. Wish me luck!