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 making a sequined ornament and posted it on YouTube. That was the beginning of what has now become a YouTube channel with over 15,000 subscribers, this website and a successful Etsy shop. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram.
All of the ornaments on this site are of my own design unless otherwise stated.
Quick Facts About Me:
Alyx Mazerov Yuasa
I live in Yokohama, Japan. My husband, 2 young children and I live in a 3 bedroom apartment, which for 4 people is considered pretty normal. Our apartment is about 65 square meters. 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.