Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Divas by Design GDT - Anything Goes - Bead Cap Ornament

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge at Divas by Design. This will sadly be my last challenge as a guest designer there. I would like thank Rebekah and the entire team for making me part of the family for the last 3 months. For my last appearance the challenge is...ANYTHING GOES!

Here is my make.


I decided to make a vintage style Christmas ornament. I usually make two or three new ornaments for our tree every year, but so far this year I have only done one - you can see that one here, if you like. Now I have two!! YAY

I thought a few white feathers would be a great idea! I just love mixing up the textures on my tree, which is entirely gold, ivory and crystal/acrylic and has a vintage feel to it. BOY, if I had know how hard it was going to be to capture those feathers on camera...I might have thought twice about it. Hence, the nearly black background!


I originally got the idea for this ornament from a Pinterest image that my dear friend Bonnie sent me. I liked the idea, but thought I would make a few changes to the design. Here is the original.

Here is how I made my version:

I started with a medium size styrofoam ball. I soaked a piece of tissue paper in Mod Podge and began crinkling it up as I wrapped it around the ball (WARNING - VERY MESSY). After it dried I collected together some useless old bead caps I had laying around in various sizes and colours. Some silver, some gold and some bronze. I attached them in a pattern using straight pins.

Next I added another layer of Mod Podge, making sure to get in all the cracks, so the bead caps wouldn't shift around. One coat of Gesso and one coat of DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Light Antique White paint. Then I lightly sponged two different shades of gold paint and then highlighted with my Krylon Gold Leafing Pen!



For the bottom, I took two of the large bead caps and glued them together with a small spacer in between. I strung some beads and danglies on eye pins and used straight pins to attach it to the unit bottom of the ornament.


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That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


100 comments:

  1. Stunning piece, I adore the touches of gold and wonderful texture too. Tracy x

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  2. A gorgeous Christmas decoration. I love the bead caps and feathers for texture. The white and gold colours are so classy and you really are getting the most out of your gold Krylon pen. Sally D.x.

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    1. HAHA, I was hoping nobody would notice that I'm a complete Krylon addict! Thanks Sally, big hugs :)

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  3. Oh my goodness talk about class style and beauty, you have it all here my lovely , well done x

    Take Care
    Elaine H . X

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    1. Thank you Elaine, that is so sweet of you!! big hugs :)

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  4. This is gorgeous, your tree will be looking really fantastic! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Holly Cannoli!!! This is WOW! I think you made me speechless!! I AM without speech! WOW! This ornament is so heavenly gorgeous!!! LOVE IT!!! All the details and beautiful feathers, all the rustic flowers!!! I am in love with this ornament!!! Pamellia, I have never gotten speechless over an ornament, and your ornament did just that!!!! OMG! I know my day can't go wrong now!!! I saw the most beautiful ornament in the world!!! Till your next show and almost heart stopper, big hugs :)

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Samra! What a sweet wonderful crafty lady you are! I think I will take my little ray of sunshine up to my craft room with me! big hugs :)

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  6. Wow! What an amazing ornament! Love this shabby style!
    Good to see that your linking worked!
    Thank you so much for joining WLVC!
    Good luck!
    Hope to see you back soon!
    Kind regards,
    Jacomijn DT-WLVC

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    1. Thank you so much! I had an idea to refresh the page, never tried that before, then it worked just fine! thanks again :)

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  7. Dibs, I call dibs!!! lol Seriously, this is spectacular!!! I think I have some beads caps somewhere too (collecting dust, what else) and would love to give this a try. The messier the better. :P LOVE it!!!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Hilarious Maya! Thank you so much my friend! big hugs :)

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  8. Stunning ornament for your tree and love the shabby feel to it and your feathers.
    Julie x

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  9. Stunner...talk about getting messy! Pretty mess eh??? Loved this Ornament to the bits Pamellia, especially the lower half! Hugs all the way...

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    1. So sweet Rupa! Thank you very much! hugs :)

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  10. This is just gorgeous Pamellia, so classy and full of gorgeous 'mess', love the style and colours...xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  11. Wow! Another stunning creation Pamellia, you never disappoint do you. This is absolutely gorgeous, so elegant - it will look beautiful on your tree. Thank you for the wonderful step by step details and photographs.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thanks Pauline! I hope one day to have every ornament be one of a kind. That's one down! ha! hugs :)

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  12. Gorgeous Pamellia and so is the other one. Thanks for sharing the instructions with us too.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  13. Gosh your tree must be stunning!! This is really lovely!

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  14. Stunning. This creation has so many wonderful ideas and such beauty

    Love Chrissie x

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  15. Wow! This fabulous! I am so hoping you will show us your tree! Chrisx ps do we start calling you Queen Krylon sometime soon? lol!

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    1. Haha, I sure do use that pen a lot! Thanks so much Chris and I think I will try and put a couple of pictures up this year. big hugs :)

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  16. You never cease to amaze me Pamellia! this is amazing work, so beautiful, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. Thank you! I was unable to find your name anywhere, so I believe I shall call you Miss Kitty if that's OK. big hugs and thanks for all your wonderful comments! :)

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  18. Classy, stylish and very, very beautiful Pamellia! Hugs, Anne xx

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  19. This is one beautiful bauble Pamellia, however, your instructions are so brilliant I think even I could have a go at this!! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah! Oh I so hope you give it a go, it's such a versatile technique! hugs :)

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  20. Spectaculor tree ornament Pamellia, you can't go wrong with your colour choices they are elegant and full of class:-) xxx

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  21. Gorgeous piece of art Pamellia.
    Hugs Veerle ;-)

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  22. This sure has va va voom!! Absolutely beautiful and elegant Pamellia! My goodness I can only imagine how fiddly and messy it was to make but the result is totally fabulous and very Oh là là!! Well done on the photography too - it looks brilliant. Nicola x

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    1. Va va voom, I like it! Thank you so much Nicola, you just made my night! Big hugs my crafty friend :)

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  23. Is there anything you can't do Pamellia?! This is wonderfully vintage,what a great idea making your own ornaments,it looks so delicate. Unfortunately,that would last five minutes in my house before the cat pulled all the feathers off :/

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Oh my gosh Donna, hilarious! I have two little dogs, but thankfully they don't climb! big hugs :)

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  24. This is gorgeous Pamellia, I love the design and, amazing textures and beautiful touches of gold.
    hugs Sue xx

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  25. A gorgeous decoration, your tree will look beautiful when it is dressed for Christmas.
    Yvonne

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  26. Pammelia, you must have the most beautiful Christmas tree.. especially with so many of your creations throughout! This ornament is spectacular. The elegance is off the charts and I continue to enjoy every ounce of texture and detail you weave into your projects. Stunning design, right down to the mesmerizing crystals dangling from the bottom. I love your eye for detail. Wonderfully done! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Karen! What a wonderful way to start my day! big hugs :)

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  27. This is so pretty, soft and festive, Pamellia! I love it!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  28. Wow, Pamellia...this is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Years ago I made a pledge to make a new ornament every year...that lasted exactly one year...LOL You're inspiring me to pick up my pledge again!

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Kathy, thank you!! I will be keeping my eyes open for yours! hugs :)

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  29. this is stunning ,love it must try

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    1. Thanks Laura! Let me know if you do try it, I would love to see how it turns out! hugs :)

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  30. So pretty, Pamellia! My kitties would have a blast with this! And, if I were to try and make it I'm sure I would be covered in feathers when I was through! Love it, though, and just goes to show how versatile you are as an artist! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us in blogland! Hugs to you! Sara Emily

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sara, you are so sweet! hugs :)

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  31. Wow, absolutely stunning bauble, thanks for sharing, have a great week xx

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  32. Gorgeous ornament, originel and shabby chic.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

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  33. I'm afraid you are going to be bored with my comments, because all I can say is STUNNING.

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Faith! Not bored!! big hugs :)

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  34. Hi Pamellia
    Amazingly spectacular and, for that matter, spectacularly amazing! Would love to see a picture of your tree at Christmas (no doubt you have made your own tree as well out of pizza boxes, flour paste and embossing puffs hahaha!).
    I shall be looking at my tree, with its shop bought baubles with complete distain now lol!
    Off to see your next creation.
    Have a great evening.
    Ang x

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    1. Oh my word, could you imagine! Hilarious! Thank you so much Ang! hugs :)

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  35. This is a real showgirl of an ornament, I love the feathers and the way you have used those bead caps. I think this one is going to really shimmy and glitz it's way to the the front of your Christmas tree. Fab-u-lous!

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Dionne! big crafty hugs :)

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  36. another gorgeous creation!! stunning, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi xxx

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  37. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining WLVC.

    groetjes
    Jacqueline DH

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  38. WOW Pamellia, your crafty awesomeness knows no bounds! I am in LOVE with your vintage ornament...stunningly gorgeous!! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for the Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' challenge!!

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  39. OMGosh this ornament is gorgeous Pamellia!! I love the vintage feel, the touches of gold and the beautiful feathers! Your other ornament is stunning too!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  40. oh wow this is beautiful pamellia.the soft cream and gold is so stunning and i love all the detailing and feathers :D

    xx coops xx

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  41. This is stunning!!!! Oooo how I love this.....Gorgeous.
    Thanx for joining us at WLVC.
    Hugs Plony

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    1. Thank you so much Plony! I welcome you with a big crafty smile! hugs :)

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  42. What a beautiful ornament Pamellia. Thank you so much for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. We look forward to seeing you again in future challenges. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

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  43. This is such a beautiful ornament, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  44. Such a gorgeous ornament, your Christmas tree must be so beautiful! Sorry to see you leave Divas, your creations are truly stunning.
    Sarah-Jane x

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    1. That is so sweet Sarah-Jane, thank you! hugs :)

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  45. Awesome ornament, fabulous job. Thanks for playing with us at Shopping Our Stash for the Rollin' challenge.

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  46. Such a beautiful ornament. I love the feathers and beads - this is oozing with elegance!
    Rebecca.

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  47. OH MY WORD STUNNING and looks VERY expensive and elegant I love the feathers your tree must look fabulous -you will have to post a pic! I love your first one too absolutely beautiful!!!
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you Carol! I was actually I might just do that! hugs :)

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  48. Ah ha! Bead caps! Genius! I LOVE how your mind works and this is such a special ornament. Going out on a definitely high (you'll be missed methinks!) Jenny x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Jenny! I was pleased about using up some of these bead caps. They've been sitting around my craft room for ages! hugs :)

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