In October I, and many others, received invitations to participate in Sally Russick’s annual Holiday Ornament Swap/Hop. I’d never participated before, but it sounded like fun. Sally said one of the reasons she enjoys hosting the ornament swap each year is that it offers an opportunity to connect with a old bead friends or make new connections.
I was given the opportunity to make a new connection with Sandi Volpe. I was certainly familiar with her name in the bead community, but I’d never connected with her. I enjoyed getting to know her a little bit.
I’m not sure how Sandi made this. The back of the star is copper. I’m guessing that the front was either made with molten solder or molten pewter. In any case it is really cool looking.Did you notice that there is a crystal embedded on the left side of the star? It twinkles in the lights on the Christmas tree!
She also very generously sent along some beady goodness! Of course I love receiving new beadies!
I made a stoneware snowflake ornament for Sandi and topped it with a beautiful lampwork bead by Stone Designs. Did this whet your appetite to see more handmade ornaments? Check out the other blogs links below to see what everyone made!
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