Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Ornament Thursday - Red Hot Firecracker
Welcome to Ornament Thursday! (And I say again: How can it be the end of July?? How?) The theme for this month is Red Hot. Even though Independence Day has passed, nothing is more Red Hot to me than a firecracker. To be honest, I've been thinking about making a firecracker necklace since last October. My first attempt didn't pan out, so I tucked it away in a drawer and proceeded to ignore it for nine months (clever strategy, eh?). When I finally dusted the project off at the beginning of this month, I decided not to belabor the point, and made a simple red firecracker tassle with Czech glass and head pins.
Personally, I like the way this turned out much more than the first attempt. (And I finally get to use those black glass banana beads that reminded me of the night sky the first time I saw them.)
I'll be back later today with my one year blog anniversary post. Please come visit, as I will holding a wee giveaway to celebrate blog love. In the meantime, check out what's cooking with the other Ornament Thursday members' red hot projects:
Art Bead Scene
ABS Editor Cindy Gimbrone Goes Red Hot Crazy!
Beading Help Web is RED HOT!
Lynn Kvigne takes up the torch and shows you how to make a toe ring using fine silver.
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Trendy, Popular and Red Hot!
It's a Red Hot July in Arizona!
Lisa finally finishes a project from over a year ago. Check out this "hot" take on a changeable necklace.
Katie's Beading Blog
Check out Katie's Red Hot faux coral necklace! It's a punch of color with a summery feel.
Linda Augsburg at BeadStyle Magazine
Linda shares a red-hot card she created
Michelle is RED HOT!
Well, really, Margot is...
Hotsie Totsie Plexi-glass Flower pendant over on Candie's blog!
Swelldesigner a.k.a. Alexa Westerfield
The Swelldesigner gets red hot with a Hunka Hunka Burner Necklace!
Too Red Hot
Our own Michelle Zimmerman has been hard at work this month sculpting a devil of a project for your enjoyment.