I am participating in the Art Bead Scene Ornament Blog Hop. You know what it re-taught me? I am most creative when on a deadline. Isn't that weird? Maybe it's the confluence of my left- and right-brained selves...I create best on a schedule.
So with the close of a busy weekend, a crazy week ahead, and a looming blog hop deadline, I looked through my stash of goodies for ornament components. This is made easier by the fact that so much of it is scattered across my work spaces.
I had an angel in mind, and an oblong lamp work bead I had made seemed fit for a body. An enameled bead I made in a great class taught by the amazing Barbara Lewis ages ago fit both color and size-wise for the head.
I played around with a two piece pendant I got on the clearance rack at Michaels, and decided one half would make good wings, and a flattened cone bead would serve as a halo. I added tiny wire wrapped seed beads, because I decided angels should have a little sparkle and jingle. When I asked my daughter if it looked like an angel, I got a luke warm response. Hmmmm. Amongst the piles on my work bench was left over large jump rings - a much more obvious halo. Yay!