One of the projects was a little bejewelled Christmas tree ornament. I liked it so much that I decided to make a garland with those dear little trees for the drawing room fireplace. I still have 3 more trees to get ready, but at least you can sort of see, with a bit of imagination, lol, what the garland will look like. I used old music scores for the trees, painted a couple of coats of a metallic paint over them, which makes them shine like silver when the light catches them, and then decorated them with narrow laces and pearls from a vintage necklace, vintage French sparklies and German glass glitter . I also altered the Noel piece slightly, made it a lot lighter, and traced the letters with the most fabulous silver ink pen Karla had recommended. It is quite a subtle effect in normal light, but under artificial light, wow, it sparkles beautifully.
Sparkle is so difficult to photograph, especially when the days are as grey and horrid as they have been here lately. If you click on the pics and enlarge them, you might just see the daylight shimmer, and the artificial light sparkle ( last one ) -
Eventually, when I finish the other trees and Noels, they should make a lovely garland, strung onto a narrow lace probably, or perhaps a silk ribbon, not sure yet. Can you kinda picture it in your imagination?
Fingers crossed, perhaps I'll get some peace and quiet tomorrow to finish it off.
On a more serious note. I turned my word verification off a little while ago, after reading something Anne said on her blog. Since then, I have had a few very annoying Anonymous posts. So I will have to go back to word verification again, sorry, friends, and if that won't stop it, then I'll have to go the "approval" route.