Here's one of my latest designs!
Starting with a wire armiture that is covered in spun cotton, I added a touch of purple paint to the dress form. With an antique Germany china doll head (yes, a real antique) the lady angel has a bit of antique lace at the bottom and held in place with a piece of purple rayon ribbon; some cream gauze is wrapped around her head and tied at the neck. Some silver Dresden paper buttons and a little silver glitter complete the dress. My angel carries a bit of greenery, claret-colored berries as well as a silver sparkle star. Silver Germany paper dresden wings complete her look. There is a bit of silver cord at the back so that she can be hung.
My holiday ornament (she can be used for almost any occasion - not necessarily Christmas) stands about 7" high x 3" wide.
From the design to final creation took about 4 hours. While the ornament is labor intensive, it sure is fun to make.
ONE OF A KIND and not to be reproduced exactly again.