I pulled out some wire, my wire jig and some buttons and tried to make some Christmas ornaments.Back in September I tried making Christmas jewelry and used the jig to make a Christmas tree. I think the wire tree could be used as an ornament or a pendant on a necklace.
This time I wanted to make some cross ornaments. It took me a few tries to get the pattern I wanted on the jig. Once I did I wasn’t sure then how it would all hold together. All of this really was an experiment.
I picked up some pretty buttons at a fabric warehouse over the weekend. I just knew there would be something in that grab bag that could work as centerpieces on the wire crosses.
I used wire to attach the buttons. The more I worked with these the more I realized these little creations also could be used to adorn packages in addition to serving as ornaments.
I hope to work on ornaments similar to this again soon and use the wire wrapping technique with beads that I use on the wire-wrapped cuff bracelets.