Here’s an easy idea for a Christmas ornament that people will love. Make a photo transfer using the method of your choice. The above pictures were digital images loaded onto a computer and reversed. Then I played with the software to get rid of distracting backgrounds. After making and baking my transfer, I mounted it on green clay or gold rolled to the thickest setting. I used my wavy blade and needle tool to make holly leaves and berries. You could also use a leaf cookie cutter. On the ornament of Max the dog, I cut a bone out of bone colored clay and scribed his name in with a needle tool. After baking, I rubbed in brown ochre paint and wiped it off. I drilled holes at the top of the ornaments and used 16 gauge copper wire with wrapped loops for the hangers. On two of the ornaments, I drilled a hole in the bottom and looped store bought tassels through.
People who have a new baby in the house love these ornaments. Here is an example, made in a slightly different way, but you can get the idea by looking at the picture.