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Friday, November 5, 2010

Little Snowmen!

Lots of creating going on around here. Have 2 sales this month, and a little gallery in my hometown that asked for some stuff, so I have actually been producing some stuff.

First sale made 22 of these little vintage bottle snowmen as I like to call them. I usually find antique medicine bottles or vintage salt and pepper shakers for the bodies. Then I fill them with pearls,glass beads, glitter. Next I make the heads from paper clay, and roll their noses out of sheet copper. A few I ran through my embossing machine to put tiny polka dots on the copper, and I liked how that looked. Next decorate the head. I usually use long stick pins, beads and anything that can be used for crowns or hats. I even did one with Angelina fiber for hair! Looked a bit too much like a troll though...so I kept her. Next make the arms with steel wire and put things in their arms! I have an amazingly talented artist friend who makes lampwork beads,and she made all the glass mittens on some of their hands! Next wrap their necks up with scarves. I like to use fibre, silver wire, pipe cleaners etc. Then I hang little charms with old tiny safety pins, and cover the head and parts of the body in German Glass glitter. Sharp, but so sweet. I wish I had better pictures, but I remembered I hadn't taken any photos 10 minutes before I had to drop them off! So here's some not so great photos of them. Sold quite a few, then I sent the rest to the gallery for the gift shop. We usually have tonnes of snow by this time of year, but strangely it is still above zero here, so making little snowmen while looking out at the still brown world was relaxing. All I need now is a little Nat "king" Cole...


  1. How absolutely adorable! Maybe we should start talking about that trade-swap again :-D (hint, hint!)
    And congrats on your blog! Why aren´t you telling anyone? You silly girl, your art is terrific! You shouldn´t put your light under a shed or bucket or what the English expression is. Shine, my friend! Shine!

  2. Hi Tammy, Thank you for the little Angle. I just got it. Hope you enjoyed the little tree I sent for our Swap.

    these litttle snowman are so darling!
    Happy New Year.

  3. I stumbled across your blog and saw your snowmen you created. I loved them! I know this was dated back in 2010 but I'm so glad I saw them. I collect snowmen so I'm always searching for a new one to add to my collection. If you are still creating them I definitely would be interested.