Fabulous and Original: Holiday Ornaments that Excite! Posted on November 9, 2011 by Jessica Love Have you been searching for the perfect holiday ornament? No need to look any further…I have done the searching for you and found the perfect, unique ornaments that will make your holidays sparkle- they are all completely original and handmade! If you know me, you know that the holidays are not particularly my favorite time of year, but these ornaments actually make me really excited. So excited, I may even consider decorating my own home for the holidays- for the first time ever! Jillian Simmang of Simmang Design is a wonderfully talented jewlery designer that ventured into the world of holiday decor, because of her love of collecting ornaments with her husband! “For half my life I have been accumulating whimsical and unique ornaments for my Christmas tree. After I got married, my husband and I decided that wherever we traveled our souvenier would be a Christmas ornament. Continuing in that tradition, two years ago my Mom came home with these amazing 1950’s costume jewelry encrusted ornaments from an estate sale. I am a huge vintage fanatic (as apparent in my jewelry) and wanted to make ornaments, because I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I have been digging through my treasure of brooches and clip on earrings that I have collected along the way to create these beautiful, one of a kind ornaments. Each one is designed around the focal brooch or earring down to the paint color. Much like my jewelry, these are intended to become heirlooms that get passed down for years to come. If you share the same affinity for the Christmas season as I do, I hope a Simmang Design ornament will be hanging on your tree this year!” –Jillian Simmang These ornaments are available at Studio Downtown (608 E Third St) for the entirety the holiday season, along with a jewelry selection. Check out the booth Simmang Design and LaLa are sharing at the 4th Annual Austin Craft Riot Holiday Show November 12-13, 11am-6pm. This show is free and features 100% handmade items!