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Glass Christmas Ornaments

Blown Glass Christmas Ornaments: Murano process Part 2

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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.

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Venetian glassblowing in Christmas ornaments

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Venetians from centuries ago pioneered techniques found in modern glass Christmas ornaments: crystalline, enameled, milk glass, aventurine and more. Artisans are still in employing these century old techniques in contemporary art and glass figurines to glass chandeliers and wine stoppers.

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Murano’s miracles: The finest Blown Glass

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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.

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Venetian blown glass history: a craft seen in our Christmas Ornaments

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Venice has a depth of history in it’s origins as a strategic defense location against warring invaders. The city became a refuge for glass blowing artisans whose techniques pioneered today’s unique glass Christmas ornaments.

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Christmas Tree Ornaments from Christopher Radko: a history

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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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Christopher Radko Christmas Ornaments and Mrs Fulton

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The unique, handmade glass Christmas ornaments created by Christopher Radko are collector items and a way to generate charitable donations for worthy causes. One of my clients had hundreds of them.

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The Emotion of Christmas Tree Ornaments

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“When people look back over their lives, they often find that the memories and emotions of Christmas rise above all the other emotions in both vividness and intensity. Child-like emotions of excitement and anticipation infect even adults during this time of year.”

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