I started making a collection of these "Collector Ornaments" for my mom and MIL a couple years ago, but the first one I've made this year is going to a ladies Christmas party at our church tonight. It's really hard to see all the detail in this photo, but it has turquoise and purple beads along with gold and white all over it. It's really very beautiful IRL.
I know--this kinda looks like a prickly sea creature or something, doesn't it? :) These are soo fun to make and I usually finish one in about 3-4 hours, however not all in one sitting. Usually I take 2-3 days to do it. Here's a pic of the underside.
I've made 4 different ones for each of my mom and MIL so far, and I have a bright pink one and a seafoam green/pink one to do for them for Christmas this year. I only hope that when my girls get older and take all their own ornaments (that we've boughten them each year) away with them that they make some of THESE for my tree--some day! My girls also love crafts, but they're too young for this detailed of a craft. Thanks for stopping by!