I have had so much fun playing hooky from bearmaking and working with old photos and photshop. It makes me sad to see family photos relegated to a box or a drawer. I also love glitter and altered art, so I decided to see if I could come up with a way to get the photos out the boxes and onto a wall or a Christmas tree or anywhere that they would be enjoyed.
I'm really thrilled with the results and have decided to show them off here, on my blog. I'm making 4 different sizes because some photos need a larger format. Three sizes use beveled glass and the last one uses plain glass. The smaller size (2 inches x 1 1/2 inches) is really cute. The look nice on a tree or on a cord as a pendant or with several strung together on a garland. I'm working on two garlands - one of our grandson which includes a new picture of him each year on his birthday, and another with pictures of him with his Papa, because they really have a special bond. They will eventually belong to our grandson, when he is grown and I hope they will have special memories for him.
The mid sizes are 3" x 1 1/2" and 2" x 3" and the larges is an oval 4" x 2". Some are decorated with photo corners and glitter and some are plain. Some have fancy soldering and others are more simply soldered. The variations are endless. I'm hoping to start selling custom made ornaments from customers' own family photos. I have some samples and prices listed in my Etsy Shop: http://www.duffyantiques.etsy.com/, for anyone who is interested and I can be contacted through my shop. Have a wonderful weekend!