Welcome to Ornament Designs

Wow!  My first post!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be starting this blog.  I’ve been dreaming of a way to share my hobby with the world for a long time.  This all started with my YouTube channel, which is probably how you found this blog.

When I posted my first video on YouTube last year it was out of sheer boredom.  It was during one of those “transition” periods in my life.  I wasn’t working full time and I found myself with a ton of free time on my hands.  I had been watching YouTube for a long time and  I was very impressed with several of the vloggers I followed.  I  wanted to join in on the fun and do something unique.  So, I thought to myself  “What can I do that no one else can?  …Christmas Ornaments!”  As soon as the light bulb went on  I grabbed an old webcam and I never looked back.  Now a year later I’m expanding on my original idea with this blog.

I’m really looking forward to sharing my designs and ideas with you.  However, I don’t want to do it all alone.  I would like to encourage all of you to leave comments.  Comments are wonderful and constructive criticism is always appreciated.  If you have any post ideas I would appreciate those too.  Send me and email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

That’s all for today.  I’ll leave you with a blast from the past.  My very first YouTube video.

12 Replies to “Welcome to Ornament Designs”

  1. Hello….I am from Romania and I want to thank you for this…I love it so much …it’s a very unique hobby.It is very beautiful wath are you doing.I like to learn to make this my self.Thank you so much and have a nice day.

  2. Hy…I did research on materials and I did not found those foam balls and those needles pins that you use.I want to ask you if you can make this ornaments from something else that foam balls because I can find it in Romania,and I can order from this site like you did.I think will cost me too much to order from another country. Or, maybe I can make foam balls from my self.Do you know how to do this?Or maybe you can help me with another version of this balls.
    Thanks for your patience and for your answer.

  3. Hy again…I have an ideea. You could do exactly the same with pictures.There is a material which is used for protection on houses.You can print the waste and then do exactly as ornaments .You can make pictures with landscapes, animals, portraits,messages or any you ever think of.
    If you like the ideea please answer to me.
    I like to talk to you about this.

    1. Mary, I have been thinking about your problem but I don’t know what to tell you. I order the pins and sequins in large amounts from Cartwright’s. It is the only place I can buy the pins cheaply. I live in Japan so I know how difficult it can be to find supplies and how expensive shipping can be. It took me a long time before I found the place I buy the foam balls. Finally a Japanese friend showed me a craft store that has cheap foam balls. I’ve never tried to make these ornaments using anything other than foam. I tried a different type of foam when I was younger but it wasn’t successful. I’ve also tried cutting foam myself from large pieces I found in the garbage but that wasn’t successful either.
      Your idea about making pictures is interesting. I think I understand what you are talking about. I might buy a piece of flat foam board and try it. It sounds like it might be really cool. Thanks so much for the idea. And thank you so much for your comments. I’m sorry it took me so long to reply.

  4. Your site is wonderful, and your eggs and ornaments are beautiful. I just found your YouTube videos and had to check out yor site here. I love your Kimekomi eggs and ornaments. I bought the Kimekomi book about a year or so ago, but never made any of the things that are in it. I wasn’t too sure about how to do Kimekomi until I saw how easy it is in your videos. Now I am hooked. Thank you so much for sharing your work. You are such an inspiration.

  5. Hello!

    My name is Aniko and I am from Romania, Baia Mare city. I visited your site. It is exceptional!

    Love your easter egg’s work. I tryed something close to your beautifull egg’s. What I made different is that I put stumps to the eggs so they could be set on desks.

    Thank you for the beautifull edification

    With respect!


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