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.
JUST IMAGINE, YOU ARE VIEWING AN ORNAMENT MADE WITH MATERIALS BETWEEN 60 AND 150 YEARS OLD!!! Dresden Star Ornaments are almost exclusively made 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. Since many of our creations contain glass ornaments that are as much as 120 years old, the condition and patina will vary, which this is part of their vintage one-of-a-kind charm and character. Items described as “antique” are dated between the 1870s and 1920. Items described as “vintage” are dated between the 1920s and the 1950s (mid-century). We also use newer Dresden trims (on occasion) and crinkle wire (to wire-wrap ornaments for durability) made more recently in Germany using techniques and equipment that have not changed over the past 150 years.
OUR SIGNATURE STYLE - TO MAKE AN ORNAMENT FOR YOU THAT LASTS FOR GENERATIONS! You will know you have a ultra-custom Dresden Star Work of Art because we sign and date each and every ornament, as well as add our gold hang tag with your specific ornament’s unique one-of-a-kind inventory number on it. You will receive your ornament gently packed between layers of tissue paper in a beautiful embossed gold box with care and handling instructions. With over 15 years of experience, we are expert at wire-wrapping each ornament to help protect it against accidental breakage (just like those smart Victorians). We take extra time and pains to meticulously back every scrap to cardstock and old-stock papers to protect these beautiful and fragile illustrations so they will last for generations to come.