Many details add to the grace of this spectacular ornament – a must-have for the serious collector! Lifelike celestial antique scrap angel with long flowing brunette hair is set off by two glorious ornaments. Tiny silk ribbon borders the hem and bodice of her green dress, and a halo of antique silver Dresden paper and antique “Christmas Joy” script complement the silver in the glass ornaments. Antique multi-faceted, silver star ornament with light-green patina is detailed with tiny antique Dresden papers both on the sides of each facet and around the molded 8-point star in the center. The vintage glass sphere top balloon is satin white with a silver 5-point star in its center. To tie it in with the rest of the elements of the design, I outlined the starburst with several layers of Dresden papers, and added more embellishments with antique Dresden papers, along with vintage sequins and rhinestones. I used gold elements to tie the two halves of the ornament together – delicate decorative wire to outline the starburst bottom ornament and antique metallic cording along with gold crinkle wire to frame our angel.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Gail Giaimo.
THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND ORNAMENT IS MADE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY WITH ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE MATERIALS to include: glass ornaments from the 1890s to1950s, most of which were made in Germany; colorful Victorian embossed & die-cut paper “scraps” and chromolithographs from postcards and advertising trade cards, made in Europe between the 1870s and 1910; antique and vintage fabric to include chenille, lace, ribbon and metallic trims; antique and vintage tinsel from tree garlands and old-stock German-made Lametta tinsel; gold and silver old-stock Dresden paper trims, crepe paper, foil, gift wrap, spun glass, and other embellishments. Items described as “antique” are dated between 1870 and the early 1900s (prior to WWI). Items described as “vintage” are dated between 1915 (WWI) and the 1950s (mid-century). We also use Dresden trims (only on occasion) and crinkle wire (always used for durability) made more recently in Germany using techniques and equipment that have not changed over the past 150 years.