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 when decorating our family Christmas tree every year. As a teenager, I started making them myself with my mother's encouragement. At that time, beaded and sequined ornament kits were hard to find, so I designed them myself. Here are some pictures of those early ornaments. My mother still hangs them on her tree every year.
After graduating college, I moved to Japan to teach English and discovered Kimekomi (tucked fabric 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 16,000 subscribers, this website, and a successful Etsy shop. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram.
Unless otherwise stated, all of the ornaments on this site are of my own design.
Quick Facts About Me:
Alyx Mazerov Yuasa
I live in Yokohama, Japan. My husband, two young children, and I live in a 3threebedroom apartment, which for 4fourpeople is considered pretty normal. Our apartment is about 65 square meters (700 square feet). 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 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.