These handmade, fairly traded ornaments are adorable, unique, and detailed.
Made by a women’s co-operative in a small village on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The women work in groups of five or so to produce these designs. The glass beads are placed in a multicolored pile upon a flat surface in front of each woman, and are picked up on needles held between each woman's thumb and index finger in a process so quick and precise that it seems like sleight of hand. As beads accrue, the sculpture emerges. Beaders must learn to weave or sculpt each new design separately, and to achieve the uniformity necessary they must memorize hundreds of steps for each figure.
These Starry Night inspired twisted glass ornaments are a show stopper. A unique handmade spin on holiday décor, as well as an everyday ode to Van Gogh.
Dimensions: approximately 3" diameter.
Handmade by our talented team of glassblowers at Luke Adams Glassblowing Studio in Norwood, MA.
$47.00The Mermaid Ornament contains colorful hues of the ocean, reminding us of a mermaid tail. These glass ornaments are handblown by a team of skilled glassblowers at Luke Adams Glassblowing Studio in Norwood, MA.
$40.00 $47.00The Jewel Ornament shines bright like royalty, each color vibrant like a natural gemstone. These glass ornaments are handblown by a team of skilled glassblowers at Luke Adams Glassblowing Studio in Norwood, MA.
Akin to the traditions of New England witch balls that ward off evil spirits, and woven dreamcatchers that filter out bad dreams, our Tree of Life ornaments protect and inspire. Colorful branch-like strands twist and turn inside the glass orb, catching the light from your window or garden. Each combination of color is a nod to elements of the natural world. Hang these ornaments as a visual reminder of all the good things coming your way.
Tree of Life Ornaments are handblown by our team of skilled glassblowers at Luke Adams Glassblowing Studio in Norwood, MA.
Mini: 3" diameter
Large: 4" diameter
*Looking for Wish Balls? You're in the right place. Formerly called wishballs, we've reimagined a classic Luke Adams ornament.