Studio Musings

Sunday, December 16, 2018

2018 Ornament Hop - Judy Deshaies

Judy writes:  "I sent my partner, JJ Jacobs, a blue and silver icicle ornament with Swarovski Crystal highlights. She told me she doesn’t have a tree, but decorates plants, etc around her home with ornaments.

"I remade it twice, trying to get the tension tighter so the swirls would be closer together. The first time I used size 8 silver metal beads for the core, but the large holes made the structure too floppy. I redid it with regular Miyuki seed beads and it was better. I made up the design, just using spirals with an increasing number of beads to achieve the shape. 

"My great granddaughter loved that ornament, so she took it home and I made another one for the swap." 

JJ's ornament for Judy
In exchange, JJ made one of her lovely fused glass ornaments for Judy.  A bright stack of Christmas packages. 

Here's the full participant list - hop on over to Judy's blog and see:

Carrie Johnson and Therese Frank
Sherry Eagle and Amy Severino
Cyndi Nason and Karen Williams


  1. Hi Judy,
    I love the beautiful spiral ornament you made for Judy Jacobs, it is so sparkly, I am sure it will be sparkling all season long.
    Merry Christmas,

  2. Beautiful! Icicles are one of my favorite tree decorations. The colors or yours reminds me of glacial ice.

  3. I love the icicle you sent Judy.
    I started making one to send Becky, then I changed my mind. Now that I see yours completed, I will finish mine.
    I love the color as well.