Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Pomander Balls

Hello and welcome back.
Does this remind you of your Nanna?  

pomander, from French pomme d'ambre, i.e. apple of amber, is a ball made of perfumes, such as ambergris (whence the name), musk, or civet.[1]The pomander was worn or carried in a vase, also known by the same name, as a protection against infection in times of pestilence.

For both of the balls I only used the smaller die of the Judy's Blooms set.  I just wanted to show that you can create lovely items with very few dies.  Until you can afford to splash out (wouldn't that be nice!),  you can still do a lot of creating.

To make these pomanders, all you need is a styrofoam ball, a bit of ribbon or lace and some pearls or brads for the centres. I just cut multitudes of the small flowers from Judy's Blooms, placed one on top of another and glued them into place around the ball.  I inked the edges and glimmer misted all the petals and then spritzed the whole lot with water and lavender essential oil, (for the purple one and water and rose essential oil for the pink one.).

Thanks for stoping by and if you haven't already checked out the latest challenge for Cheery Lynn Designs, head over to their blog and have a go!

Till next week,  Celeste


Carole said...

Hi Celeste, thanks so much for visiting me and I love your pomanders. Very, very pretty!

Linda said...

Wow these are stunning!!!! Excellent work and creativity!!!! Wow way to go!!!!!