Every year, my friend Stephanie orders sixty ornaments to give as an appreciation gift for her clients. What a nice idea!
Last year, I made sixty little reindeer, out of a wine cork, some bits of wire, and several beads. This year, she suggested stars, so I started trying some different ideas, either using snowflakes as the basic motif, or stars.
The snowflakes were very cute, but entailed winding wire around a jig to get the effect. They are not something I wanted to make sixty of!
So I regressed back to my childhood, to the simple design of a star made from a single line. The wire is the line, bent into the shape. That's doable! I can picture a row of these hung on a string over the mantel, or even attached to a present, or hung on the tree.
I'm sure Stephanie's clients will be happy to receive this little token of appreciation that's hand made and rustic.