Its been very chilly in the shop lately, so in order to continue crafting, I had to use my old standby, the kitchen table.  I’d really like to redo her, but that’s going to have to wait for a bit yet.  Anyhow, here we go.  I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and purchased 8 Boxwood Bushes which were 50% off that day (yeah me).

Boxwood Bush

When I got around to working on the wreath, the first thing I did was to cut each stem off the bush and get that out of the way.

Boxwood Bush

Next, I bunched them up to the top, and cut a couple of inches off each one.

Bunched Boxwood

Cut Stems

After a couple of the bushes were completed, I had a brain-storm.  Why not just bunch each individual stem up to the top, THEN cut it to the appropriate size? Imagine that?  Looks the same to me, and sure does save on the old hands having to cut the stems twice.

Cut Boxwood

Now for the fun part of designing.

 

A few different poses while I worked around the wreath

And the finished necklace.  It took me about an hour to get the stems ready for the wreath, and about the same time to fill in and finish the wreath.

Boxwood Wreath

Smokey decided he wanted to get in on the fun as well.

Smokey

And the finished wreath on Bessie.

Bessie

What do you think?

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.