I finally got all my materials ready to play with !! I want to make kits for people to make vintage beaded ornaments. I have been able to purchase some old vintage satin , styrafoam balls with the loop on top, they were simple ornaments many years ago. However many people enjoyed doing simple to really extravagant decorations on them for their tree.
I have sequins and seed beads galore, but also purchased not only the vintage satin balls, but vintage ribbon, and some gold foil seals , along with some gorgeous pins , including some really fancy boutonniere pins. Those are usually used at the bottom of the ornament strung with some some beads , sometimes several of them, sometimes just one.
Here are my new goodies , along with many things I already had !!!
lets start with all the pins, from simple on top to add some sequins with a seed bead to hold on ribbon or the seals , to the fancier ones , both short and long, to make all kinds of decorations on the ornament !!
The last ones are literally sequin ribbon. Sequins sewn together to form a ribbon. Pretty fabulous stuff !!! I have other colors too, but these are the ones for the ornaments !!!
the foil seals , paper with a metallic finish. The round ones are vintage, the rest are not. Hard to find, took me a while and I picked some fun ones, chickens, kittens, along with Santas, stars and poinsettia baskets !!
seed beads, just a drop in my seed bead bucket, but I picked out Christmas colors and colors that accented the different colors of ornaments I have , pink, green , red, white, blue, and gold.
Next , Sequins !!!
The most important part, the vintage satin ornaments. Sadly the gold ones I bought turned out to be hard plastic, so I have to use glue to decorate them, but I will replace them with styrafoam ones.
Most of the ornaments are the smaller ones, only the white and gold are the three inch the rest are 2 1/2 , but the gold are not going to be used in the kits, so I am hoping I can find the bigger ones. The smaller sizes are easier to find. I have feelers out on a few different sets, but wrote to the sellers to make sure they are foam. Hope to have gold, and another soft pink.
So, what do you think ? Do you remember these ornaments ? I cannot wait to make up my sample for the listing !!!
Thanks for stopping by !!!