dragonflyorn2copy.JPGWelcome Ornament Thursday surfers!

My contribution is a non-traditional ornament featuring a dragonfly stamp.  Perfect if your tree features a garden or floral theme.  This project is suitable for beginners.


Polymer clay Bead (instructions for bead)

22 gauge silver wire

Pewter spacer

Seed beads in size 8 & 11

Accent beads – I used pearls, crystals and semi-precious stones in monochromatic colors.

Elastic cord – silver color


1. Wire-wrap a large loop.

2. String on a large bead, spacer, dragonfly bead.

3. Add beads in a random order for the tail, this is a great time to use up left over beads.

4. End with another wire-wrapped loop, slip on a larger seed bead before you finish wrapping the loop so that the end looks finished.

5. Tie elastic cording to the top loop, proudly hang from your tree!

Ornament Thursday is a collection of bloggers sharing ornament projects.  Visit the links below for a visual feast of holiday craftiness:

Sara Naumann http://blog.paperwishes.com/sara/

Lynn Kvigne  http://beading.consumerhelpweb.com/blog/

Candie Cooper  http://candiecooper.typepad.com/savvycrafter/

Katie Hacker http://www.katiehacker.com/index.htm 

Margot Potter http://margotpotter.blogspot.com/

Linda Augsburg 


Melanie Brooks Lukacs http://earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com/

Art Bead Scene  http://www.artbeadscene.blogspot.com/

Cindy Gimbrone http://lampworkdiva.blogspot.com 

Suzanne http://suzanne-catching-up.blogspot.com/

Humblebeads http://www.humblebeads.blogspot.com/

Polymer Clay Craft Gossip http://polymerclay.craftgossip.com/

Alexa Westerfield from http://swelldesigner.blogspot.com/

Debba Haupert http://www.girlfriendology.blogspot.com/

Elaine Luther http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com/news

Melissa Lee http://www.strandsofbeads.blogspot.com

Rebecca Peck http://vintagegirlmodernworld.wordpress.com/

Jean Yates http://prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com

Michelle McGee http://fromichelle.blogspot.com/

Jenny Harada http://pomly.livejournal.com/ 

Jennifer Heynen http://jenniferjangles.blogspot.com/

Hali Chambers www.labyrinthgal.blogspot.com

Kriss Kramer www.art-interrupted.blogspot.com

Brandy Lung Gill http://accesstoexcess.blogspot.com/

[tags]polymer clay, christmas crafts, holiday projects, ornaments, ornaments thrusday[/tags]

By heather powers


10 Comments so far

  1. Cindy Gimbrone on December 13, 2007 8:29 am

    A lovely twist on an ornament. Very clear directions! Thank you!

  2. Candie Cooper on December 13, 2007 9:02 am

    So cool! It really looks like metal. Amazing! Great job and thanks for joining in the fun!

  3. Katie Hacker on December 13, 2007 10:28 am

    This is awesome, too! You totally rocked the Ornament Thursday this week with THREE incredible ideas!

  4. Margotrgot on December 13, 2007 11:42 am

    This is great! You can use it as a pendant when you take the tree down. Who doesn’t love multitasking?!

    You’ve been busy!


  5. Margot on December 13, 2007 11:42 am

    Wow…I had a heck of a time leaving a comment…it’s just Margot…not Margotrgot…hee.

  6. Melissa on December 13, 2007 12:15 pm

    Wonderful idea! I love the use of the non-traditional image.

  7. Brandi on December 13, 2007 3:36 pm

    I love these ornaments! The beads make them look really feminine!

  8. Linda at Make It Mine Magazine on December 13, 2007 4:02 pm

    Non-traditional but very cool, none-the-less!

  9. Michelle on December 13, 2007 7:05 pm

    This is spendid!

  10. melanie on December 20, 2007 10:25 am

    Nice! I love dragonflies, and love the way the “tail” is little beadies. Great bead too, that metallic finish is awesome!

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