Friday, February 21, 2014

Wedding Season is Upon Us!

Even though we’ve been buried in weekly snow storms since Christmas, thoughts are turning to Spring and Summer weddings. 

Custom Bubble Gum Pink Bridesmaid Dress Ornaments Custom Purple and Silver Maid and Matron of Honor Dress Ornaments

Wedding celebrations have changed a lot since I got married back in the day!   Brides and Grooms today choose wedding themes that reflect their personal style and interests.  Every detail helps to tell the story of their life together. 

Bridal party dress ornaments are a gift option for the bride looking for a beautiful, handmade, personalized gift to share with her bridal party.

Custom Navy Blue Bridal Party Dress Ornament Set Custom Dark Purple and Lilac Bridal Party Dress Ornament Set

Dress ornaments can be painted to match your wedding colors, and personalized with attendant’s names and the wedding date. Stock designs for a short and long dress option are available.

   Custom Guava Bridal Party Dress OrnamentsCustom Sunflower Yellow Bridal Party Dress OrnamentsCustom Long Cranberry Bridesmaid Dress Ornament 

For a one of a kind gift, custom dress (and suit!) ornaments can be created. Designs can be hand painted on traditional glass ornaments or made into a custom wood cutout ornament.

Custom Stapless Purple Maid of Honor Dress Ornaments

Custom wedding ornaments are becoming a popular and thoughtful gift for the parents of the bride and groom as well!  A lasting memento of your special day, that will become a part of your Christmas celebrations for years to come.

Custom Father and Mother of the Bride Ornaments Custom Mother of the Bride Navy Dress Ornament Custom Glass Mother of the Bride and Groom Dress Ornaments

Custom ornaments for your wedding can be ordered from my Etsy Shop and website.  Spots fill up quickly so be sure to order at least 12 weeks ahead of time! 

There is a September 15th cutoff for custom ornament orders.  So if you have a Fall or Winter wedding, or would just like to gift your bridal party at Christmas – plan on ordering no later than August! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ornament Gift Ideas – Part 2

Wickedly cute Sweet 16 and Skull ornament designs for your special girl – or treat yourself!

Candy Stripe Skullz Ornament -  Drama Queen:Candy Stripe Skullz Ornament - Drama Queen

Does she have a flair for the dramatic?  This Royal Skull wearing a ruby & pearl studded gold crown surrounded by pink zebra stripes would be perfect.  Hand painted design on a white 3 1/4” diameter glass ornament. 

Pink Sweet Sixteen Cake Ornament:Pink Sweet Sixteen Cake Ornament

Is she a romantic with a strong sense of style?  A delicious,  Sweet Sixteen Cake design with a trendy asymmetric shape is a good choice.  Pink, black & white patterned cake is hand painted on a 3 1/4” pink metallic finish glass ornament, embellished with fun swirls and a silver and black ruffled border.

Candy Skullz – Pink Zebra Cutie Pie Ornament:Cany Skullz - Pink Zebra Cutie Pie Ornament

Does she prefer cute with a harder edge? The newest design in the Candy Skullz line if for your rocker.  Cutie Pie Skull is wearing a hot pink bow surrounded by a black and silver studded border. Dramatic pink, black & silver zebra design is hand painted on a 3 1/4” diameter glass ornament.   The back has an area for personalizing.

These are all hand painted one of a kind designs, get them before they are gone!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Halloween Ornaments – Danse Macabre’

It’s that spooky time of year, the days are getting shorter and cooler.  Leaves are starting to fall, and the dance is about to begin.

The Danse Macabre’ Collection is a set of ballerina ornaments dressed in Halloween themed outfits and makeup.  So far, there are three designs – The Clown (already sold), The Ghost, and The Skeleton. 

Each has their own unique charm, from their hair and makeup:

Danse Macabre' Ornaments Face details 

To their dresses:

Danse Macabre' Ornaments Dress details

Slippers and accessories:

Danse Macabre' Ornaments Slipper details

Hand painted on 1/4” thick wood cutouts, they will bring a touch of mystery to your Halloween or Christmas decor.  Only 1 of each design will be made.

 The Ghost and The Skeleton are waiting for you! 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ornament Gift Ideas – Part 1

I was going to call this post “For the Boys”, but robots, space & horses appeal to both boys and girls after all!

For little boys (or girls!) - The Blue Bay Rocking Horse Ornament. This design can be personalized with name & birth date.

Blue Rocking Horse Ornament

Space, the final frontier! There are 3 designs in the Red Planet Ornament Set, all are available in my Etsy Shop.  Each has a vibrant red bottom on a frosted glass ornament.  Designs are painted on the the front & back.

Red Planet Space Ornament Set

The Little Robot Ornament is great choice for boys or girls!  He has a retro charm that some adults might also want on their tree!  Robot is on the front, and the back has room to be personalized with a name and date.

Little Robot Ornament

Until next time!  All ornaments are available in limited quantities – get yours before it’s gone!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Skull Wedding Ornaments for your Halloween or Dia de Los Muertos themed wedding.

Skulls are everywhere these days!  Clothes, decorative accessories for the home and as a wedding theme.  

I made my first set of Wedding Skull ornaments in 2009.  At the time, I wasn’t sure if there would be an interest in skulls on a Christmas ornament.  They were in my store for awhile before they were discovered. 

Wedding Skull Ornament Set 2009 

When they were gone, I decided to create at least one set of Wedding Skulls a year.  Each set would be unique in some way, whether it was their accessories, faces or ornament color. 

To date there have been 6 sets of Skull Wedding ornaments.  My latest offering is called Peacock & Fuchsia Skull Wedding Ornament Set, named for the feathers in the skull bride’s headpiece and the color of the glass ornament.  Like the others that have come before, the set is one of a kind!

Skull Wedding Ornament Set 2012

This year I’ve also tried something new, a larger 3 1/4” glass ball ornament with a portrait of both the Skull Bride & Groom together. 

The ornament is painted in shades of silver, pearl & cream covered in a glittering finish.  Surrounded by a black & white border, it has a vintage, monochromatic elegance and simplicity. 

Till Death Skull Wedding Ornament 2013

TD_Skull Bride Ornament side view

TD Skull Groom Ornament side view

Named “Grey Elegance Skull Wedding Ornament” for the color scheme, it is available for purchase in the store. And is of course, one of a kind!

If time allows I will add more Wedding Skull ornaments to the collection.  And I do take custom requests!  So if you are planning a Skull themed wedding, or have an anniversary coming up this year. Contact me and make your First Christmas together as unique as your wedding!

  Custom ornament orders are taken through September 15th.  So order early!