This ornament has a million pieces, but there was really nothing too tedious about putting it together -- it just took awhile. I used pipe cleaners to stuff the drum and cymbal stands. I used toothpicks for the drumsticks. I cut off the sharp ends and added a tiny drop of hot glue to one end and then painted them.
Ouida remembers that Carolyn DeAngelis had a grandson named Josh and she designed an ornament each year for him. I wonder how old Josh is now . . . and if he has a collection of his grandmother's ornaments. I hope so!
I have no legitimate reason to have a drummer on my own tree, but I love this little guy so much that I might have to consider making one for myself!
We noticed a similarity to this ornament I made for my husband a few years ago. We're wondering if they're in the same band . . . . or if they just shop in the same clothing store -- LOL!
I'm sure this will be my last post for 2013. I have enjoyed hearing from all of you this year. Everyone seems to have ornaments and stories and fond memories of these little works of art (that's what I think they are). I hope your Carolyn DeAngelis heirlooms are hanging proudly on your trees and bring you joy this Christmas season. Best wishes for a blessed holiday and a happy new year from my family to yours!