Tuesday, December 8, 2009

On the THIRD day of Christmas....

...I want to take a moment to make a rememberence. Yesterday was a very sad day here in Seattle. The entire Puget Sound region is in mourning. A little over a week ago, 4 (yes, FOUR) police officers were shot and killed by a lone gunman as they began their shift at a coffee house in a city just south of Seattle. Yesterday the region said good bye to these officers in a processional and service that ended up lasting most of the day. Over 5000 vehicles and 20,000 fellow officers from around the country participated. This is the second shooting of this kind here is Seattle area since Halloween night. I ask that we all take a moment and give a thought to not only these officers and their families (9 children lost a parent!) but to all of the officers, firefighters and military who put their lives on the line for us every day. I personally say Thank You and God Bless!

The project I have for you today was going to be later in the week but I moved it to today. It seemed appropriate. Angels and Christmas have always gone together. Enjoy these special angels!



I have been making these angels for years as necklaces and earrings. Lately, I have added them to a couple of my mini's as a charm on a charm dangle. Here I have added to a Holiday tag. They are simple to make and appropriate for any time of year but especially at Christmas time.



To make a charm you need a head pin and the beads shown. String beads on the head pin and make a simple or wrapped loop and voila'!

20 comments:

  1. Some really excellent work - glad I am now a follower (and a subscriber on YouTube)

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  2. love your angels they are so cute!!!

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  3. What lovely angels. The sentiment behind them is very special.
    Heather

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  4. I really like these little angels! I've made similar ones but I hadn't thought of incorporating them in my papercrafts! What a great idea!

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  5. Very nice of you to share this technique with us! I saw the procession of cars for the police officers on TV today and was in awe, feel so bad for them and their families!

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  6. U R Awesome, how special is this, angels look down with LOVE.,
    BEAUTIFULL,. Id LIKE DONATE MONEY IF THEIR IS A SUPPORT ACCOUNT IN PROCESS FOR THE FAMILIES.
    Arohanui Laura XXxx

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  7. Laura these angels are so precious. Thanks for sharing them.

    *gina*

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  8. Beautiful tag! Thank you for the instructions for the angels.

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  9. Beautiful charms, Laura. I can't wait to see watch you create next. TFS !! Friday

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  10. oh wow these angels are super beautiful. I am going to make one each to honour my mum and dad whom i lost at this time of the year. And hopefully i can create a remembrance mini to add the two angels too. hopefully i cant get the supplies i need over here in the UK
    tfs your creativity and such a meaningful tutorial. :)

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  11. These angels are so endearing!! Thanks for sharing the meaning behind them.

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  12. These are adorable. I'm going to dig out some supplies and see what I can come up with.
    Thank you!
    Malisa

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  13. Cute little angel.
    Thanks Laura

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  14. Hi Laura - I will have to order the beads to make these adorable angels - can you give the sizes of the beads you used? I went to Fusion and I have no idea what sizes to order. Thank you - and thanks for another wonderful inspiration! Suzy C

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  15. great way to make little angels. love to make some to put in my xmastree this year to remember some dear friends and family i've lost in the past few years.

    thanks for comming up with this idea and share it with us.

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  16. Very appropriate Laura.
    These are just too adorable and easy to make.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations to inspire us.

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  17. Your project was very appropriate for the tragedy. So sorry to the familys for their loss. Very nice angels!

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  18. Beautiful angels, Laura. Its such a tragedy what happened to those 4 police officers. My heart goes out to their families.

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  19. Just a year ago our family lost my nephew in the line of duty! I can certainly feel and relate to those who have. You are an angel here on earth.
    I have yet to find any wings locally; I feel like "Clarence who has not earned his wings yet!" These sweet angels are so very angelic!
    Keep the halo on your head Laura! Looks as though you already have your wings :)
    because of you, my head is in the clouds with many ideas! Merry Christmas! Joyce

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