Guest Blog: Holiday Ornaments by Michelle Engel Bencsko of Cicada Studio

Michelle Engel Bencsko has written a couple other posts for the Indie Fixx Guest Bloghere & here…and now she’s back with another great post with some holiday ornament suggestions. I will be posting my own pixx at a later date, but for now, please do enjoy Michelle’s.  Also, be sure to visit her shop Cicada Studio for some fabulous holiday gift ideas, I’ve already picked up a couple of things myself.

by guest contributor Michelle Engel Bencsko of Cicada Studio

As I look through Etsy for ornaments for the season, I can’t help but envision a most magical Christmas. Nothing says “festive” like a handmade approach to the holidays. Trees and branches, windows and mantles all look brighter and more cheery with someone’s creative handiwork. This year, for me, there will be no trip to the mega-store for an extra set of generic glass balls, which I could get at slashed prices, amid laughing mechanical Santas, plastic snow and mass-produced licensed characters donning red suits. I’m opting for the human touch and materials like metal, fiber and earth. Joy, joy, joy!

1. Cuore– Felt Stewart the Owls
2. MeganAumanHome– Steel Flower
3. LittleLoveBlue– Felted Acorns and Leaves
4. Ooshkapah– Felt Peace Dove
5. PalomasNest – Ceramic Christmas Nest
6. Summerville– Fabric Stars


7. EricaWalker-Sterling Silver Star
8. ShoshanaSnow– Porcelain Snowflake
9. LeanneGraeff– Paper Glass Ornaments
10. MadeInLowell– Felt Cupcake
11. KimWestad– Whirl Ornament
12. Picciolo– Felt Soft Stars


11 thoughts on “Guest Blog: Holiday Ornaments by Michelle Engel Bencsko of Cicada Studio

  • December 1, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    The owl ornaments are super sweet!!

  • November 26, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Oooh, I love the felt dove. And Picciolo’s ornaments are so sweet.

  • November 26, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    I’m so glad you featured these! I collect owls and the Cuore- Felt Stewart the Owls just might be the cutest handmade ones I’ve seen.

  • November 26, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    You sucked the thoughts right out of my head. I was hoping someone would post some handmade ornaments. My favorites are 1, 6 and 12!

  • November 26, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    these are all so wonderful, but i do love those sleeping owls the most!

  • November 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    the owl and peace dove ornaments are too adorable! i’d love to have something like that on my tree 🙂

  • November 26, 2008 at 1:05 pm


    Just wondering who won the autumn cornucopia contest? I’ve been checking in daily and hoping to see the announcement of the winner.


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