Friday, November 5, 2010

A Tiny Ornament


I had time to make this tiny ornament for my son & DIL yesterday. I found the directions here.
I don't have any microscope slides, so I used some Tim Holtz plastic fragments instead. You can't see it too well, but there are tiny gold microbeads around the outside edges. I made a little box to hold this ornament and dated it on the bottom. I used some BG jovial DP to decorate it, then added a tiny gold-embossed ornament image for the top. These are my beautiful granddaughters who live in IN. The oldest will be 5 next month, and the baby was born in April while I was in the hospital having my hip replaced. With that surgical recovery, kidney stone and knee issues, we've been unable to travel out there since she was born, but hopefully we can get there soon!! I hate that they live so far away and I rarely get to see them!
Wishing you all a wonderful Friday! Make it a good one, and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

12 comments:

~ Kathy said...

How adorable! (the grandkids) - though the ornament is too! So will you be making more throughout the years? And the box is the perfect accessory. You seem to be in the Christmas spirit this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very clever...may have to try this

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So precious, Carol. I just know you will get to visit and cuddle with the babes soon. The microbeads caught my eye immediately. The whole project is just wonderful.

Silli said...

Fabulous...great idea Carol...and such a sweet image!

Wendy said...

How beautiful!!! Carol, your granddaughters are adorable and this keepsake is just as adorable as the girls! I love what you did with this and your box is awesome! (i'm lovin that paper!) What a wonderful gift!

I hope things soon calm down for you so you can get out to see them. You've been on my mind...

JD said...

Beautiful gifts Carol, hope you get to see your adorable grand babies soon...Hugs, Jill

Sue from Oregon said...

oh carol...how sweet and so fun!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love using family photos in this way it's just a wonderful memory to hold on to. Very lovely. Pat

velta said...

Oh My Goodness Carol...You are such a giving person...this is amazingly beautiful...the first thing that caught my eye is your oldest granddaughter's eyes...how beautiful...Your son and DIL will adore this gift and everytime they hang it at Christmas they will remember you! Which gives me an idea...Thank you for your inspiration girl...Hope you are doing well now. Have a great weekend :)

Diane Jaquay said...

What an absolutely LOVELY project, both the ornament and the box! The gold micro beads framing the ornament are perfect!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I can totally see the gold microbeads. ADORABLE ornament!

Michelle said...

Awesome ornament, Carol. And what a sweet picture!!!