These ornaments are made from wire and glass beads. I really love the beads used for “Collin”–they’re matte seed beads from Tropic Jewel in Madison, Wisconsin. I haven’t run across them at any store since. (The lesson learned? It’s okay to hoard craft supplies.) These were done on commission for my friend Abby, erm, Abigail Doan, the very talented enviro-artist.

In other craft news, today my v. cute friend Amy asked if I would make a custom wedding cake topper for her impending nuptuals! I am honored and stoked. I think the design and composition of the the topper will be a little mini-series for this blog. I will capture the progress and make posts as I have updates to report. The wedding is July 14.