Victorian Style Ornament

I was inspired by a pack of buttons I bought recently. In the pack of miscellaneous buttons were some neat cameos. I ended up making this fancy satin Victorian style ornament.

Blue Victorian
Blue Victorian

It’s quite simple to make so I thought I would share it with all of you.

The 2nd ornament I made for the video is pink instead of blue and the cameo buttons are slightly different than the ones on the blue ornament.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • ball point pen
  • measuring tape
  • craft knife
  • craft glue
  • tucking tool (I use a straight upholstery needle)
  • 7cm diameter foam ball
  • satin fabric
  • 2 cameo buttons
  • metallic craft cord**
  • 5mm sequins
  • two 10mm sequins
  • 9mm wide satin ribbon
  • 6mm wide satin ribbon
  • 3/4 inch sequin pins*
  • at least 62 pearl headed pins
  • two 10mm pearl beads
  • ten 5mm pearl beads
  • 0/15 seed beads*

*Purchased at Cartwright’s
**The craft cord I use is hard to find outside of Japan. I sell it in my Etsy shop.

I suggest using light colored fabric so you can see your equator markings through the fabric.

All instructions are included in the video.

6 Replies to “Victorian Style Ornament”

  1. Dear Alyx,

    Your videos are amazing and inspired me so much that I went to the sequin web site you recommended and ordered 1 pack of every metallic color they offered plus the holly leaves, much to my husbands horror. I have already completed several 2″ and 4″ balls, and am awaiting a shipment from the Smooth foam web site . They have every shape and size foam you could want plus some. The shipping cost is reasonable as well. I am unable to do much due to physical restrictions, but your inspirational ornaments have given me an activity that is not only fun, but beautiful. Thank you so much for creating your youtube videos and this wonderful web site. My only complaint is my selfish wish for new videos to be posted every day.

    Best wishes,


    1. Thank you so much Debra. I’m so glad you are enjoying my site and wish you the best in your ornament endeavors.
      I don’t post many new videos anymore because I don’t have nearly as much free time as I used to. But I ought to get something new posted for the upcoming Christmas season. I hope I can give you something new soon.
      Quick note about the balls from In my experience, their foam is quite hard and you probably want to use a thimble to help you push in sequin pins. Otherwise your finger tips will pay the price. If you plan on making kimekomi ornaments with them you may want to invest in a hot knife. I hear it makes cutting their foam much easier.

    1. I get my colored pearl pins in Japan. I have purchased white pearl pins at Pat Catan’s craft store in Pittsburgh PA. If you are searching online look for 1.5 inch corsage pins.

  2. Dear Alyx,

    I have viewed your Victorian Style Ornament and it is beautiful. Alyx, do you sell this ornament?, if so I would want to purchase one.

    Thank you

    1. I’m doing some maintenance on old posts and came across this comment that I never replied to for some reason.
      I’m so sorry Esther. Hopefully you eventually got the answer to you question. It is unlike me to miss a comment. I’ll be more careful in the future.
      To answer the question, no I don’t sell this ornament at this time. However, I am often willing to make custom ornaments on request. Please contact me to discuss the details.

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