Beads, Blog Hops and Challenges, Swaps and exchanges

Snowflake Bird: the 3rd Annual Handcrafted Holiday Ornament Swap and Hop

Handcrafted ornament swap and hop

Today is the reveal day for the Handcrafted Holiday Ornament Swap and Hop, hosted by Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime. In this swap and blog hop, we were paired up and asked to send our partner a handcrafted holiday ornament incorporating an art bead or handmade component. Lucky me—I was paired with Erin Prais-Hintz, who makes lovely polymer clay pendants and beads.

Without further ado, here is the beautiful ornament Erin sent me. It incorporates one of her limited edition Snowflake Birds and the leaves are frosted with gold.

Erin's winter bird

Thank you so much Erin! I absolutely love it! I haven’t found exactly the right place for it yet, but it may just hang next to my desk so I can see it all the time. Our Christmas tree is a bit, umm, crowded (remind me to buy a taller one next year)!

To see what I sent Erin, you will have to visit her blog.

And follow the links to the rest of the swap-hoppers below:

Sally Russick and Beth and Evie McCord

Erin Prais-Hintz and Melissa Trudinger

Karen Williams and Shirley Moore

Lori Finney and Alicia Marinache

D Lynne Bowland and Paula Kramer

Kim Bender Hora and Jenny Davies Reazor

Becky Pancake and Lori Anderson

Veralynne Malone and Therese Frank

Tanya Goodwin and Sandi Volpe

Jeanette Ryan and Rochelle Brisson

Patti Vanderbloemen and Susan Kennedy

18 thoughts on “Snowflake Bird: the 3rd Annual Handcrafted Holiday Ornament Swap and Hop”

  1. That is a gorgeous ornament and so “Erin”. Her components are so awesome. This looks like a fun “hop”. I think I will go visit some of the others. I definitely want to check out what you made.

  2. Helloooo! Miss Melissa, it was a joy to be paired with you! I am truly blessed with great friends around the world and you are one of them! I am finally done with my post, a bit late to the party. It was a long day of volunteer bell ringing for Salvation Army in the cold cold temps yesterday! I think my eyeballs may have frozen, which makes me all the more jealous of sand ‘snow’ men and holiday kabobs on the barbie! 😉 Thank you for your lovely ornaments! Enjoy the day! Erin

  3. I love Erin’s work and what she has created for you is just stunning! I agree with you – I would hang her work where I could see it all the time!!! I love the pieces you sent her – awesome!

  4. Melissa, the ornament that Erin made for you is BEAUTIFUL!! I love what she does with polymer clay, the texturing and the way she adds such depth with the antiquing, STUNNING!!

    THANK YOU for taking the time to participate and have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

  5. I don’t think there is anything Erin has made that I don’t love. And that ornament is just gorgeous. I love how she strung beads on the wire — definitely a staple for your tree for years to come.

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