On a recent trip to our local World Market, I got very excited to see so many of our standard stocking stuffers, that I forgot to get the German barrel pickles I went for. You know what that meant….yup….another trip to World Market! It’s such a fun store especially this time of year. Flimmersterne are something I fell in love with some years back. I was really happy when World Market started carrying them, as that made them more affordable. They make wonderful package tie ons or tree decorations, as they come with their little gold thread hangers already in place, not to mention the bites of chocolate that you get too in the pretty colored foil (both sides).
Then the next best part is using the golden “flimmer” part for art! It’s the perfect burst or halo. I’ve cut them into pieces too for a nice effect. Recycling really IS fun!
Here is a collage on canvas that I made last year, using a flimmer. I also used handmade papers, pattern tissue, paper lace, real lace, book pages along with paints and stamping.
a shooting star ~*~ Patty Szymkowicz
P.S. did I mention that World Market has lots of great items from India too!