20” tall (Incl. Tinsel Tail) x 12” wide
This is by far the most complicated ornament I have ever created, custom orders or not! Dennis was so inspired by his recent tour of the Holy Land and of all the sacred ancient orthodox Christian churches and tombs throughout Europe and sent me pictures - cathedral ceilings, nativity altars, gas lanterns, etc, for inspiration. His request was for a beautiful starburst scene of angels that would hang on a low branch just above his nativity set under his grand fir. The project became an obsession for me to create something worthy of the crystal clear starry night in my imagination when the shepherds looked heavenward and heard the heavenly hosts announce the birth of Jesus singing “Glory be to God on high.” I will definitely be asking for pictures of his tree this Christmas!
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Gail Giaimo.
Our Signature Style - To Make an Ornament for You that Lasts for Generations! You will know you have a ultra-custom Dresden Star Work of Art because we sign and date each and every ornament, as well as add our gold hang tag with your specific ornament’s unique one-of-a-kind inventory number on it. You will receive your ornament gently packed between layers of tissue paper in a beautiful embossed gold box with care and handling instructions. With over 15 years of experience, we are expert at wire-wrapping each ornament to help protect it against accidental breakage (just like those smart Victorians). We take extra time and pains to meticulously back every scrap to cardstock and old-stock papers to protect these beautiful and fragile illustrations so they will last for generations to come.
Just Imagine, You are Viewing an Ornament made with Materials 60 to 150 Years Old! Dresden Star Ornaments are almost exclusively made 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.