Friday, December 14, 2007

ornament swap

It's about time i take a little moment from the hectic studio / shipping schedule i have been on. I have a stack of about 25 boxes that are awaiting a trip to the post office, and another list of orders to be completed and delivered to some of my local customers.

Fortunately I was on the ball and had my ornaments made on the earlier side for the 2007 Ornament Swap hosted by freshly blended. I racked my brain for something personalized to the recipients that could potentially become a family heirloom... something to remember this holiday season. How do I do that for a list of 9 people of whom I have never met? The lightbulb lit up and I came up with the perfect solution... since all I know about them is where they live, I could make a larger version of my map pendants... big and glossy with a vintage map of the area where they are living. In lieu of using silver (to make this affordable to make) I used a nice thick piece of copper which i heat patinaed, following with an oxidation and a matte finish to give them an old world antique sort of feel.

So here are the results.... enjoy!


Kate said...

Those turned out great! They are so pretty, and definitely something I would cherish for years to come. Fantastic job!! :)

Megan said...

Those ornaments are gorgeous! Such a wonderful item to hang upon a tree.

Alissa said...

Those are truly awesome, Anne.