Sunday, November 4, 2012

Southwestern Christmas Ornaments from Polymer Clay with Sedona, Arizona Red Rock Dirt in Matrix

This Holiday Season we decided to decorate one of our trees in a Southwestern theme using polymer clay ornaments in a faux red rock and turquoise color scheme. To honor the Sedona area where we live each of the ornaments has a tiny bit of "magical" Sedona Red Rock Dirt embedded in the matrix. I thought it would be fun to make a series of ornaments that have tiny Arizona scenes appliqued on them, some embellished with hand painting using liquid polymer clay mixed with heat set oil paint.

Roadrunner chases a dragonfly amid blooming yellow prickly pear cactus and a lonely coyote howls at the moon under a Christmas star.
Kokopelli plays his heart out on his flute and a coal black horse frolics under the desert sun near a blooming saguaro cactus.

The set of four ornaments in addition to other unique handmade Arizona, Sedona, and Southwestern ornaments and jewelry are available for sale at MelodyODesigns at Etsy


  1. I love these! They really capture the spirit of your geography!

  2. Oh I just love your Southwestern Ornaments! What a great idea to take your beautiful designs and turn them into treasured ornaments to hang on the tree every year! They are all wonderful, I especially love the Roadrunner chasing the Dragonfly.

  3. Well, now that I look again, I really can't pick a favorite... I love the black horse against the Sedona color background with that gorgeous desert sun... All Fantastic!

  4. What a great idea to include a bit of the dust. That gives almost a mystical connection to the great beauty of the Sedona desert. They should sell well!