My passion for handmade Christmas ornaments started at a very young age. One of my earliest memories is of my parents making sequined and beaded ornaments from kits that were very popular in the late '70s and early '80s. I always admired those beautiful ornaments every year when decorating our family Christmas tree. When I was a teenager I started making them myself with my mother’s encouragement. At that time beaded and sequined ornament kits were hard to find and so I designed them myself. Here are some pictures of those early ornaments. My mother still hangs them on her tree every year.
I moved to Japan to teach English after graduating college and discovered Kimekomi (cut and tuck technique). It has become my preferred method of ornament making.
Ornament Designs started back in early 2009 when I made a time lapse video of myself making a sequined ornament and posted it on YouTube. That was the beginning of what has now become a YouTube channel with over 10,000 subscribers, this website and a successful Etsy shop.
All of the ornaments on this site are of my own design unless otherwise stated. I take great pride in the creation of each ornament with special attention to detail. If you are interested in purchasing an ornament or tutorial please visit my shop. I sell tutorials, kits, and supplies as well as a few completed ornaments.
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Quick Facts About Me:
Alyx Mazerov Yuasa
I live in Yokohama, Japan. My husband, daughter and I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, which for 3 people is considered normal. Our apartment is about 60 square meters and I believe that number includes our very spacious balcony. Within this small apartment is my very tiny ornament studio. I’ve got one large bookcase for storage, a small work table with some drawers underneath and a computer. I get half a room, that’s it. The opposite side of the room that you can’t see in the pictures is stuffed with personal items like books and clothes. I dream of having more space but for now I make it work.