Friday, December 17, 2010

Grandma's Snowflakes by Betsy Sammarco


These beaded snowflake ornaments are made with beads from my grandma's old costume jewelry. Grandma gave me her old jewelry years ago and much of it was broken. I took the strands apart to use the beads, caps, and clasps in various crafting projects. One Christmas, everyone in the family received one of these as a gift. Not only are the snowflakes pretty ornaments, knowing that they are a part of Grandma makes them even more special. Here are just a few I've made:




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16 comments:

  1. What a special keepsake to treasure each holiday season and a wonderful way to remember your grandma. TFS

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  2. those are so beautiful!!! what a wonderful keepsake!

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  3. Is there any chance you'd share directions? I have strands of faux pearls from my great-grandmother, grandmother, and great-aunts that would make beautiful ornaments like this.

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  4. very cool. i like that they have a new life now. ;o)

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  5. Oh, my gracious, Betsy! These are beautiful! And what a treasured gift I'm sure they are!

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  6. These are just so beautiful! I love that your Grandmother's memory lives on with these!!! I'd love to create something so pretty like this myself!

    TFS!!!

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  7. These really are incredibly beautiful, and so meaningful.

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  8. Betsy does it again! Beautiful!

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  9. What nice comments everyone! Lynsey -- I'll definitely share directions -- these are super easy to make -- especially now that you can buy wire snowflake forms! DH soldered mine for me!

    Just like snowflakes in nature, each one is unique. We were snowed in one New Year's Eve, and the boys and I made Grandma's snowflakes 'til midnight!

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  10. how gorgeous, and what a great idea to re-purpose old jewelry! i've made these with beads with my girls, but these are just stunning!

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  11. Such a sweet way to keep your grandma's treasures and to cherish her memory. I love it! Those snowflakes are gorgeous!!

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  12. Please share the step-by-step for these. I'd love to make some for my brother and me with the two necklaces I have of my Grandmama's.

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  13. These are just so beautiful made even more so by the family history. TFS

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  14. Please share the step-by-step for these. I would love to make one for each of my grandchildren, so they have something special & unique from me.

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