November is a good time to start thinking Christmas. I'm living in Canada now, and my neighbors have already decorated their houses. I thought it would be nice to showcase some Christmas ornaments with quilling today.
I was very impressed by Charlotte's quilled snowflake captured inside a glass ornament, and had been dreaming to do something similar, so when I saw suitable glass balls in a store I bought them immediately. By that time I already had a clear idea of what I wanted to put inside. I measured the diameter of my glass ball ornaments and drew circles of the same diameter on a paper sheet. Then I sketched various quilling designs like snowflakes, red birds, angels, bells, etc. inside the circles. At the same time I was trying to figure out how to assemble a design neatly inside a glass ball. I should say it posed a little challenge to me, but I eventually did it! You can see the result now, and I hope you like it. My personal favorite is the angel. I also enjoyed making the cardinal bird (I already created one in the past as part of the greeting card with a cardinal bird ornament for my Etsy shop).
The glass ornaments are about 2 5/8 inch (6.6 cm) in diameter. I used crystal glitter (diamond dust) to imitate snow, but fake snow can be used as well. If you need glass balls for Christmas ornaments like these, they can be found at a craft store like Michaels or even at Walmart.