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Country Christmas

About this design:

This one is very special to me ....about 30 years ago my mother made all of us grandkids a Christmas ornament made from the barbed wire off of her parents dairy farm ...it hung in my kitchen window since the Christmas she gave it to me ...through the years it fell apart little by little until it completely fell off the window ....I kept the pieces and I reworked it .... I have to say I am so so happy with how it turned out ....I love beads so much I tend to use them in a lot more things than jewlery :)


Lipstick ranch horse, silk ribbon in harvest colors , the new czech stars , size 11 seed beads , red , green and gold leather cord , E6000 glue and hemp cord

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  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your story with us.
    I have used strands of beads for curtain tie backs, and a large faceted crystal is hung from a window in each room.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    This is beautiful! Love your creativity.
    I’m going on a hunt for some old barbed wire…

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What a wonderful memory and the Lipstick Ranch Horse goes with it perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Barbed wire and Horsie. Just lovely – and the memories! Very creative. Love it.

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Very creative! I love the horse with the star. It can be left out the year round as a reminder of the original.

  6. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    What a special piece to retain the memories. I love Christmas ornaments, and even though I haven’t set up a tree in a long time, I sometimes buy them to hang in a window or garden. You did a great job on this one.

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    thegreenzebra says:

    I love this Kim!! It must feel great to restore such a precious treasure – it certainly is a treasure! So unique, I would leave it up year round too…

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    This is so very special Kim!! You did an awesome job in your re-creating this ornament. The horse is a perfect addition. The star is extra cool…I love rustic, especially at Christmas.

  9. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Extra special to keep the memories and stories alive for your family. you did an awesome job!

  10. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Thank you all so so much !! This was definitely fun to remake :)

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