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Tszuj it Up!

I, like many before me, have just had to google the spelling for a word that may not in fact exist.  I use it all the time - as I do it all the time - but I didn`t have a clue how to spell "juj?" it up.  I'm still not certain it is an actual word but I have certainly chosen my favourite spelling. Tszuj.  What a great word.  Scrabble, anyone?

Anyway, the reason I was searching for this word was to show you an idea for tszujing up a basic Christmas ornament.

This is a pretty glitter ball ornament that I picked up at the Dollar Store.  I did, for the record, leave some colours behind, but not very many.  Glitter.  Must have.  I've beaded the ball on to an ornament hanger using tiny #10 and larger #6 seed beads to hold the ball securely, and for accent up the hanger.  I've also added a little pearl in a co-ordinating colour.   

It looks prettier just with the beaded hanger, but for the last touch I've added some ribbon.  The translucent ribbon works perfectly and adds a little more shimmer.  Initially, I was adding the bows with a more fiddly wire method but after some experimenting I find the best way is the simple way.  After doing the beaded hanger I just tie on the ribbon.  Get it nice and tight and create a knot, and then tie into a pretty bow and trim if necessary.

I love ribbon on my Christmas tree and adding it directly to the ornaments just makes life a little more simple. Et voila.  Les balls a la tszuj.

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