I find ornaments irresistible and usually end up buying and making at least one each year.
This year I found myself fascinated with these large gold and silver leaves. They're sold as pendants at Michaels and each one is a slightly different size and shape.
These holiday leaf ornaments can be as quick or as complicated as you like.
For the wire hook, you can leave it plain, add a second wire wrapping, or wire wrap with beads. The second wire wrapping will make the hook stiffer and less likely to get bent out of shape. The two wires can match in color (the way the silver wires match in the top photo) or they can be two contrasting colors.
Here's an example of a leaf ornament with a beaded and wire wrapped hook:
In addition to the traditional Christmas colors with red and silver/gold, you could try an all metallics version:
I created this one in a girly pink/clear crystal combination and added a bow:
Find the full instructions including step-by-step photos on the Halcraft blog.
P.S. Need an idea for how to display your handmade ornaments? Check out my Beaded Ornament Frame Holder tutorial.
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