This is actually one of my more simple designs. I feel I need to have a wide range of ornament designs in my collection. While I love the ones I make that have lots of tiny pieces and minute details, those are more labor intensive, and therefore more expensive. Buyers might appreciate them, but they might not be within their budget. So each year I design a few ornaments that I can produce more quickly and sell for a little less money. This Santa fits that bill.
He is dressed in his bright red suit and green mittens, holding a sign with his classic holiday greeting. The "Ho!Ho!Ho!" is cut from very thin coils of clay. "Merry Christmas" is handwritten in bright green ink. A sprig of holly and the year 2013 trim his hat. He is simple, but cute!!
This adorable little elf is another example of one of my more simple designs. He is dressed in a green and red elf suit, trimmed with white. I used red striped baker's twine to tie a little silver jingle bell to the tip of his hat. I love his pointy ears and his big, mischievous grin! Has he been naughty or nice?
You can find Elvin in my etsy shop.
One of my favorites this season! She has quite a bit more detail than the Santa and the first elf. She is dressed in classic red and green, with striped stockings and holly on her hat. She is holding a big candy cane and a disc edged in candy-cane stripes. Nothing is painted on this ornament except for the tiny white dots in her eyes.
Peppermint Patty has been sold out already, but I wanted to show her to you anyway. I think she is really adorable!
I actually finished up the remainder of the 2013 collection last week! YAY!! Normally it's a scramble right before Christmas to finish up and have enough ornaments to give to my family. This year it's done early! YAY!! (did I already say YAY! ??) Unless I have a huge selling run at A Piece of Lisa on etsy, or at my final show, I should be OK for the year and not have to add another design or two. (My family would NOT be happy if they missed out on their ornaments this year!)
The ornaments may be finished, but there is still a lot of other work to do in the studio, so I best be off to do it!! Have a great day!