Holiday gifts mean more when the come from the heart and are centered around your partners “Love Language.” Here is a creative idea to spark appreciation in your partner and give a gift that makes an impression.
How much work goes into the glass Christmas ornaments seen on Christmas trees? LOTS if they are actual hand blown ornaments. There are many techniques employed in this art including the Murrine technique. See a glass blower in action.
Today’s Unique, glass Christmas ornaments have their roots in glass blowing traditions that began in Venice and Murano in the 10th century. There is a history and secrecy involved with the craft involving foundry fires that forced the relocation of the artisans, restrictions on leaving the city, and special privileges afforded to the craftsman.
Few people living in Arizona would fly to Europe to shop for Christmas ornaments, though I was actually shopping for a few clients. My anticipation grew as the boat docked near the Rialto Bridge to pick me up for the quest of finding Unique Christmas ornaments on Murano Island, known for it’s famous glass blowing district and famous artists from all over the world.
I am a professional holiday decorator and creating beauty is my passion. Having said that you must know that creating memories with handmade Christmas ornaments can be even more important to me than professional Christmas tree decorations.
Christopher Radko began creating ornaments when a treasured collection of over 2000 mouth-blown European and unique, glass Christmas ornaments was destroyed. A partnership formed when Radko met a craftsman eager to revive his great-grandfather’s art of making glass blown ornaments.Today, Christopher Radko employs over 3000 glassblowers, carvers, mold makers and hand painters.
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