Friday, December 13, 2013

Focusing on Life: A Pop of Red

A pop of red was the prompt for the Focusing on Life photo challenge. Since my Christmas decorations are up I saw red everywhere making it difficult to choose which photo to use. In the end I picked this ornament that I made in 2003. It was in Bead and Button magazine. That was before I did my own designs. I have a shelf above my tv and the ornament hangs there. For our 25th anniversary my husband took me to Niagara Falls. On the way there we stopped in Frankenmuth, Michigan at Bronner's Christmas Store (One of the largest Christmas Stores in the world) I purchased a pair of ornament turners when we were there that plug into a light strand. When the light strand is plugged in this ornament turns. The beads sparkle and shine with the movement. I love the satin finish red of this ornament and it is so beautiful when it moves.The focusing on life challenge that I have participated in this year has expanded my world in several ways. I know more about who I am. I take better photographs and best of all I connected with several other jewelry artists. I will miss my Saturday morning visits with all the other bloggers. I want to Thank Sally Russick of http://thestudiosublime.com/ for being a wonderful hostess and inspiring all of us to be better photographers and to look at things in a new way. To see where the other participants found pops of red please visit Sally's blog at the link above.

22 comments:

  1. Thanx so Much Lori. It means a lot to me coming from you.

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  2. The ornament justly deserves the place of honor you have given it.

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    1. Thanx Mary, I am glad that you like my ornament.

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  3. I have (had) some of those ornament turners... wonder where they ended up! It's fun seeing all the red this week, One of my favorite colours!

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    1. I like red too. I agree that this challenge has been fun.

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  4. A lovely ornament! I'm always amazed with those who can make these ornate ornaments. I'll bet it looks beautiful hanging from your shelf.

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    1. Thanx Alice. I enjoy working with seed beads. It is beautiful. When it turns it sparkles.

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  5. Beautiful Becky! I bet it is lovely on your tree

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    1. Thanx Cynthia, Yes my tree is a one of a kind. I am proud of it. I usually have over 300 ornaments and no 2 are the same.

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  6. Beautiful ornament Becky! Just beautiful. Cool ornament turners,....I bet that store was amazing, wasn't it?? :-)

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    1. Thanx Shel,I am glad that you like my ornament. Yes the store was a dream come true.

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  7. A lovely pop of red, and a great choice for our challenge!

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    1. Thanx Beti, This is a favorite ornament for me.

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  8. I am going to miss this too :(
    That ornament is stunning. I love those kinds of decorations but never developed the talent to be able to make them. My hands won't work with the tiny beads and you don't want to hear what comes out of my mouth when I try.

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    1. Thanx Patty I am glad that you like my ornament. I enjoy working with seed beads. We all have different talents.

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  9. What a wonderful ornament. You're making me a little teary. I will miss Saturday mornings too!

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  10. Thanx Adrienne. I am going to keep reading other participants blogs after this ends. I want to keep these connections going. My online beading friends are important to me.

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  11. Wow, what a cool gizmo, and a beautiful ornament! Will see you in 2014, Becky!

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  12. Thanx Lori. I would like to keep in contact with the other artists from this hop. So yes, I will see you in 2014.

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