Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Early Christmas.....

Made a tiny wire tree with ornaments for a friend and wanted to share a picture.

The Santas are made of 5mm painted (red nail polish) and 3mm plain pearls. The hats are teeny 1/8 punches of white felt and a red seed bead to top off. The belts are black buttonhole twist thread highlighted with yellow acrylic paint for the buckle. Snowmen are 4mm and 3 mm plain pearls with a black sequin and black seed bead to make their hats. They wear red thread scarves.
Details are added with acrylic paint.
All are threaded onto straight silver jewelry pins and the top curled over for a loop.
The tiny trees are snipped-into-shape points of chenille stems stuck into gold painted e-size beads. Had to add jump rings to the tops of these for a hang loop.
There are 18 arms on the wire tree with one in the center (total 19) to hold the 18 ornaments (6 of each) plus the star.
I am hoping that our issues will be resolved soon. My husband has had to take early retirement on disability due to his Multiple Sclerosis. It is a big adjustment for both of us.
Lots of details to cope with!
Anyway, not a lot going on with my minis but maybe things will settle down before long.

Merry Christmas to all of you out there!


  1. Good to hear from you, Gail! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope you get more time with your minis soon. xo Jennifer

  2. Beautiful and original Christmas tree.
    Bye Faby

  3. I love your Christmas tree its beautiful. Thank you for sharing how to make the decorations.
    Hugs Maria

  4. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Gail! Your work never ceases to amaze! Those little ornaments are so adorable! Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial!

  5. The little ornaments are fabulous.

  6. Precioso y desde luego muy original!!!

  7. WONDERFUL! Excellent work and marvelous idea.