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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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Home made Christmas Tree Ornaments: I have been found out!

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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.

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Fireplaces: from Functionality to Feng Shui

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Once at the focal point of family life, the fireplace has become a secondary heat source. This transition opened the door for many mantle decorating ideas for Christmas. Decorating fireplaces now involves everything from candles and stockings to sophisticated lighting displays and Christmas garland swags.

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Holiday Decorating: The Christmas Nutcracker!

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Read about the Christmas Nutcracker for use in holiday decorations! Invented in 1878 they were thought to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. They became part of the social setting as Christmas table decorations.

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Christmas Decorating Ideas: Topiaries are great!

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Have you considered the use of topiaries as Christmas decorations? They truly look great anywhere you want to create a focal point for your unique Christmas Decorating Ideas. Empty corners, window seals, powder room counters etc. See how to use some simple craft items to create these handmade Christmas decorations.

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