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We must close down for the summer :(

To all my dear dear friends -
We just found out that we will not be able to move into the rental we have lined up until the end of August, which means that there is no place for Adorn by Orna to set up and get to work before September.  It's a huge blow to us, we hate being away for so long, but after looking into every option possible, we came to realize we have no choice.😢

I will be online, perhaps not at the same pace I am now, but certainly within reach.  But that's about all I will be able to do.  And as my mother would say: "You are healthy, that's all that matters!"

I hope to get back up and running at huge speed in September!!



NEW Design - a quick and smart stitch!!

Are you a fan of the one night stitch? Do you like wearable art? Is needlepoint gift giving something you enjoy doing? Then this cuff is for you! The base material is a faux leather cuff (which can fool even the most discerning leather experts. It comes in three colors: white, blue, fuchsia. The cuff kit comes with a detailed instruction guide and 5 different fibers: a wool, a linen, two silks and a metallic braid. Depending on your color choice you will also receive different embellishment packs.

Check out the optional copper charm available for purchase to use on any of these cute cuffs!

Size: 8.5" x 1.5"

The cuff has 2 snap options for closure, at 7" and at 8"

A nice extra is a cross stitch pattern printed on the cuff package






All available for great prices in our ETSY shop HERE.  

Sale continues until July 12th or as long as supplies last.


My new animal lover jewelry ;) and a few for the knitter!

All these fun pieces are found at Dangles HERE!!


News I have waited patiently to tell you...

Today I had the most amazing experience, and the great honor of being at the Philadelphia Convention Center for the installation of 3 of my pieces which are now a part of the permanent collection of the City of Philadelphia. 
Back in March I received a call from the Management of the Convention Center letting me know that they decided to purchase three of my pieces: Shields of Life: Valour, Temperament and Tessellations, as part of their new art collection.  As this unfolded I was afraid to share it with anyone.  I felt I needed to wait until I actually saw the pieces in their new location. Today it happened.

There is a plaque with my short bio and the inspiration behind each of the pieces in the making.  In the meantime if you are in the vicinity of the Philadelphia Convention Center, on the Terrace Level across the street from the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, I would love for you to see the pieces on the wall dedicated to my work.  

I am beyond humbled and honored!


New Thread Stacks!

New thread combinations in our shop: https://adornbyorna.com/collections/embellishments !
We call them Short Stacks and they are a combination of 8 metallic, silk, overdye lovelies for only $30/combination!  Head on over before they are gone!


I think you may like this...

Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 - Embroidery
Beautiful handwork!


Dani Ives, a needle genius.

I came across the work of Dani Ives, who paints and draws using the technique of needle felting.  You can read about her here: https://www.daniives.com/
In the meantime take a look at her work!  What blows my mind is how she takes wool felt and makes the eyes of the animals shine, it's incredible!  Enjoy!

Here she shows the progress of her work on the portrait of a dog...


Nina, an amazing photographer!!

On Friday Nina visited the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival.  She brought the festival home on her camera! I love her eye for photography!


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