11” tall, including tinsel tail and tinsel hanger; 6” tall from top of bird to bottom of glass bead
WONDERFUL TRADITIONAL TINSEL AND GLASS ORNAMENT WITH A TWIST! Vintage old-stock gold wired tinsel winds around our very best antique glass indent bead – the largest in our collection with beautiful mellow red patina. Each of its three indents is decorated with antique scrap flowers, antique gold-green chenille, and antique Dresden paper trim. An antique glass bird with green feather plumage perches atop the glass bead.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Gail Giaimo.
THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND ORNAMENT IS MADE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY 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. Items described as “antique” are dated between 1870 and the early 1900s (prior to WWI). Items described as “vintage” are dated between 1915 (WWI) and the 1950s (mid-century). We also use Dresden trims (only on occasion) and crinkle wire (always used for durability) made more recently in Germany using techniques and equipment that have not changed over the past 150 years.