Are you ready for a bunch of beautiful Christmas-y eye candy? How about some history to go along with it? The practice of holiday tree trimming isn't just fun; the designs of the ornaments themselves provide a surprising chronicle of the times in which they were produced.
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Although they were machine-blown and mass-produced, these ornaments serve to illustrate critical supplies becoming scarce. First, there was no silver nitrate to silver the ornaments, as evidenced by their transparency. Later, there was no metal for caps, which were made of paper, as were the paper inserts used for hanging.
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Sort By. Products per page: 30 60 Fans of the late Bob Ross are sure to be inspired by this clever portrayal of the artist famous for sharing his techniques and encouraging everyone to discover the joy of painting regardless of their skill level.
When Christmas trees were still a new custom, inventive methods of decorating trees with as much light as possible were developed. Actual lights, from candles to electric bulbs, were used, of course; but, to magnify the sparkle and fascinate the young, metallic tinsel and glass baubles became accessories for the well-dressed Christmas tree. Glass ornaments were a European invention and cottage industry from the rise in popularity of the Christmas tree in the mids to World War II.
Glass is a non- crystallineamorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative uses in, for example, window panes, tablewareand optoelectronics. The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of manufactured glass are "silicate glasses" based on the chemical compound silica silicon dioxide, or quartzthe primary constituent of sand. The term glassin popular usage, is often used to refer only to this type of material, which is familiar from use as window glass and in glass bottles.