Here is the layered snowflake (from my prior post) in its brass holder, which displays it nicely.
This layered snowflake 'evolved' very slowly, from 2011 to 2014! It definitely wasn't planned!
The second element is a small brass filigree medallion, formerly an earring with a sparkly pink gem in the center. I experimented with this earring in 2012 by tatting two rows of chains around it in Lizbeth Tropical Punch (size 20) and adding some gold beads. I was going to make it into a pendant, but I didn't follow through, and just set it aside.
The big acrylic (tinted) snowflake ornament is from Hobby Lobby, purchased in December 2013.
But then it took more time to figure out how to hold the parts together, and the solution was a dime-size piece of Velcro to hold the tatted snowflake securely to the acrylic ornament; and strong double-sided foam tape to hold the other elements to each other securely. The tape is not noticeable at all. The acrylic piece not only gives the ornament 'weight' but also makes it easy to hang and store.
All of a sudden it became a glitzy ornament similar to those you see on those fancy 'designer' trees, and it certainly fits the Victorian theme. In my younger days, I'd probably have created several similar ones by now, but I seem to have run out of the ambition and 'drive' I used to have!
Here is the link to the snowflake pattern by Susan Schwenke:
I very much appreciated the diagram that is provided!
Here we are at the New Year already, and I hope that 2015 will bring all you wish for.