Welcome to the 2nd Annual Ornament Swap hosted by the lovely Sally Russick. This is my first time participating in the event and I was very excited when I found out that my partner would be Sally herself. Her parcel arrived beautifully boxed an be-ribboned and I found myself holding my breathe while I opened it...and the anticipation wasn't wasted.
Inside was this beautiful beaded crystal snowflake suspended from coiled silver wire hook and accented with soft grey and ivory lampwork beads from HMB studios...
Sally couldn't have picked better colours if she'd tried since my tree and ornaments are all clear glass and crystal and very pale muted tones. Unfortunately the tree is a shimmery matte silver/white which holds no truck with being photographed (not with my limited ability anyway) so I am unable to show Sally's piece in situ but believe me, it could have been made to my own specifications it fits so well. But then, if you've already seen Sally's post today you may notice certain similarities in motifs and colours...there was a definite meeting of minds on this project!
And as if it wasn't enough the have this beautiful thing hanging from my tree, I then discovered that the snowflake has its own bail and can be removed from the ornament and worn as a pendant - how awesome is that!
I absolutely adore this and it will have pride of place in my holiday decor for many years to come - thank you so much Sally, both for my wonderful gift and for organising this hop for us.
Now, I'm off to grab myself another cup of coffee before I settle down to visit all the other participants and see what Christmas surprises they've had...I do hope you'll use the links below and join me as It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas....