Ornament of the Month - December

This is the final post with the ornaments of 2015. December has 3 different birthstones associated with it depending on where you look. Tanzanite, Blue Topaz and Blue Zirconia and as usual I have made a pattern for each. I was not able to finish finish any of the embroideries before posting this but I was able to stitch them so you could see what they look like. I am replacing the stitched embroideries with the finish finished items as soon as they are photographed.

The Tanzanite pattern has 2 "speciality stitches" that are not difficult at all, just done in a circle or longer stitches. I have a diagram here to help you stitch them just in case you don't know how:
Please note that when doing an eyelet you will find that a hole happens in the middle, this is normal and why it's called an eyelet.
This is the larger version with the additional border added which will mean it's 3" when finished. I used real Tanzanite chips and TOHO Silver-lined frosted rainbow sapphire seed beads, colour code: TR-11-2035F to finish it.

For the blue topaz I decided to use a mix of brighter blues to reflect the colours seen due to the sparkle of the stone. This is the smaller size which will make it 2 1/4" square when finished. I will be using Matte Capri Blue AB Czech glass bicones and TOHO inside-colour Aqua/Capri Lined seed beads, colour code: TR-11-932 when finishing it.

This is the Blue Zirconia ornament, it will also be the smaller size of 2 1/4" when finished. I will be using Swarovski 4 mm bicones, Blue Zircon AB2x and TOHO Silver-lined Frosted Dark Aquamarine seed beads, colour code: TR-11-23BF

If you have stitched the pattern I'd love to know about it (if I don't already) - I would appreciate you dropping by my personal blog: Magical's quilts and more... and posting a link to your photo or blog post in a comment on that month's ornament page if available, or another one if not, so I and everyone else can admire your work.
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Magical Mysterytour,
Dec 5, 2015, 3:50 PM
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Magical Mysterytour,
Dec 6, 2015, 9:48 AM
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Magical Mysterytour,
Dec 5, 2015, 3:50 PM
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