I'd love to give everyone on my list items that I've made but it's not reasonably possible. To a certain extent this is due to time constraints and a wish to not be a stressed mess at Christmas. However the main reason is that I'd like the gifts I give to be reflections of the receiver rather than the giver. Sometimes what I can create isn't the perfect gift so I go searching and Etsy is always my first stop. The ornaments I found for my aunt are beautiful hand painted glass. They come from Sarah John Afana of Schemata in small little gift boxes all ready to go to a new home. I was a little bit nervous about something so delicate arriving intact but she packages them really well and they arrived safe and sound.
I played it safe with traditional round balls but she has hearts, teardrops, and cubes if you're looking for something different. Everything is unique so just like making something myself I know it won't be repeated. If you're in search of something special I can't recommend these ornaments enough.
~ Sarah was nice enough to allow me to use her images for this post but the content isn't sponsored.