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Create Spun Glass Victorian Style Ornaments ~ Instructions and Tips


Supplies: Spun Glass HalosDresden Stars + Frames and Corners, Die-Cut Scraps, Narrow Ribbon or Trim, Clear-Drying Craft Glue, Scissors, Gloves (latex or dish washing), Newspaper or Sheet Paper.

Step 1: Cut apart a mix of Dresden stars, halos, frames, and corners in varying sizes.  Do the same for the scrap images.

Step 2: Begin assembling a mix of Dresden pieces and scraps.  When pleased with your combination, lay it over a spun glass halo to check placement and adjust if necessary.   Glue scraps and Dresdens together before glueing them to the spun glass. Let dry.

Step 3: Put on your gloves and lay out a large sheet of paper to work over.

Step 4: Take your spun glass pieces out of their packages and find which side is the "front". The center glue will be "flattest" on the front and more knobbed on the back.

Step 5: Glue your Dresden and scrap combinations to your halos.  Take care to glue carefully but securely in the center of the halo and more delicately toward the edges of the halo.  Let dry.

Step 6: Make a hanger by cutting 5" to 6" of ribbon or trim and looping it in half.  Glue the loop to the glue knob on the center back of the halo, keep it as flat and compact as possible.  Glue a Dresden star or embellishment over the center to hide the trim ends and the glue knob.  You may find that lightly bending the Dresden star allows it to curve, making it easier to conform to the glue knob.  Let dry.

Tips: Spun glass is just that -- glass.  Spun extra thin by skilled glass spinners, these tiny glass filaments can make you itchy.  We always wear a pair of latex gloves and work over a sheet of paper that we can fold up and throw away after, so we're sure to catch and collect any stray filaments "shed" from our halos.

Don't be afraid to cut scraps to fit in your frames.  You can also cut pieces off larger Dresden embellishment to create custom sizes.

Find images in unexpected places: A set of Santa gift tags fits inside a large frame.  Remove the red cord and use a petite Dresden star to cover the hole in the tag.

We used primarily Dresden frames and corners as embellishments to achieve an open and light effect, but you may also find inspiration in this Lace Snowflake project.



Antique Gold Dresden Foil Flowers ~ 200

Antique Gold Dresden Foil Flowers ~ 200

$4.95

Beautiful Devoted Angels Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2012

Beautiful Devoted Angels Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2012

$2.35

Beautiful Guardian Angels Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2012

Beautiful Guardian Angels Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2012

$2.35

Beautiful Jesus and Mary Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2012

Beautiful Jesus and Mary Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2012

$2.35

Burgundy Dresden Foil Flowers ~ 200

Burgundy Dresden Foil Flowers ~ 200

$4.95

Gold Dresden Foil Frames ~ 5

Gold Dresden Foil Frames ~ 5

$2.95

Light Blue Dresden Foil Flowers ~ 200

Light Blue Dresden Foil Flowers ~ 200

$4.95

Mixed Medium Angels Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2016

Mixed Medium Angels Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2016

$2.35

Mixed Small Pastel Angels Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2016

Mixed Small Pastel Angels Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2016

$2.35

Mixed Victorian Santa Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2014

Mixed Victorian Santa Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2014

$2.35

New!
Petite Fancy Picot Edge Trim in Pink ~ 3/16" wide

Petite Fancy Picot Edge Trim in Pink ~ 3/16" wide

$2.65

New!
Petite Fancy Picot Edge Trim in Silver Grey ~ 3/16" wide

Petite Fancy Picot Edge Trim in Silver Grey ~ 3/16" wide

$2.65

Red Coated Santas with Greenery Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2015

Red Coated Santas with Greenery Scraps ~ Germany ~ New for 2015

$2.35

Silver Dresden Foil Flowers ~ 200

Silver Dresden Foil Flowers ~ 200

$4.95

Silver Dresden Foil Frames ~ 5

Silver Dresden Foil Frames ~ 5

$2.95

Beautiful Angels Scraps with Glitter~ Germany

Beautiful Angels Scraps with Glitter~ Germany

$3.25

Extra Fancy Set of Gold Dresden Foil Frames and Flourishes ~ 16 pieces

Extra Fancy Set of Gold Dresden Foil Frames and Flourishes ~ 16 pieces

$12.95

Gold Bumpy Victorian Double Stars ~ 20

Gold Bumpy Victorian Double Stars ~ 20

$4.95

Mixed Victorian Santa & Toys Scraps ~ England

Mixed Victorian Santa & Toys Scraps ~ England

$2.35

New!
Petite Fancy Loop Edge Trim in Metallic Gold ~ 1/8" wide

Petite Fancy Loop Edge Trim in Metallic Gold ~ 1/8" wide

$2.65

New!
Petite Fancy Loop Edge Trim in Metallic Silver ~ 1/8" wide

Petite Fancy Loop Edge Trim in Metallic Silver ~ 1/8" wide

$2.65

Pretty Angel and Bells Scraps ~ Germany

Pretty Angel and Bells Scraps ~ Germany

Out of Stock!

Pretty Angel Scraps ~ Germany

Pretty Angel Scraps ~ Germany

$2.35

Santa, Moon & Children Scraps ~ Germany

Santa, Moon & Children Scraps ~ Germany

$2.35

Silver Bumpy Victorian Double Stars ~ 20

Silver Bumpy Victorian Double Stars ~ 20

$4.95

Antique Gold Dresden Foil Filligree Snowflake Medallions ~ 4

Antique Gold Dresden Foil Filligree Snowflake Medallions ~ 4

$4.95

Aqua Dresden Foil Filligree Snowflake Medallions ~ 4

Aqua Dresden Foil Filligree Snowflake Medallions ~ 4

$4.95

Burgundy Classic Dresden Stars ~ 240

Burgundy Classic Dresden Stars ~ 240

$2.95

Gold Classic Dresden Stars ~ 240

Gold Classic Dresden Stars ~ 240

$2.95

Large Antique Gold Floral Dresden Foil Frame ~ 1

Large Antique Gold Floral Dresden Foil Frame ~ 1

$2.85

Large Bronze Floral Dresden Foil Frame ~ 1

Large Bronze Floral Dresden Foil Frame ~ 1

$2.85

Large Burgundy Floral Dresden Foil Frame ~ 1

Large Burgundy Floral Dresden Foil Frame ~ 1

$2.85

Large Silver Floral Dresden Foil Frame ~ 1

Large Silver Floral Dresden Foil Frame ~ 1

$2.85

Light Blue Classic Dresden Stars ~ 240

Light Blue Classic Dresden Stars ~ 240

$2.95

New!
Petite Fancy Loop Edge Trim in Metallic Old Gold ~ 1/8" wide

Petite Fancy Loop Edge Trim in Metallic Old Gold ~ 1/8" wide

$2.65

New!
Petite Fancy Loop Edge Trim in Metallic Old Silver ~ 1/8" wide

Petite Fancy Loop Edge Trim in Metallic Old Silver ~ 1/8" wide

$2.65

Pink Classic Dresden Stars ~ 240

Pink Classic Dresden Stars ~ 240

$2.95

Pink Dresden Foil Filligree Snowflake Medallions ~ 4

Pink Dresden Foil Filligree Snowflake Medallions ~ 4

$4.95

Silver Classic Dresden Stars ~ 240

Silver Classic Dresden Stars ~ 240

$2.95

Silver Dresden Foil Filligree Snowflake Medallions ~ 4

Silver Dresden Foil Filligree Snowflake Medallions ~ 4

$4.95

Steel Blue Dresden Foil Filligree Snowflake Medallions ~ 4

Steel Blue Dresden Foil Filligree Snowflake Medallions ~ 4

$4.95

3" Spun Glass Halo ~ White

3" Spun Glass Halo ~ White

$3.75

Antique Gold Foil Grape Leaf Frames ~ 2

Antique Gold Foil Grape Leaf Frames ~ 2

$4.25

Beasutful Floral Angels Scraps with Silver Glitter ~ Germany

Beasutful Floral Angels Scraps with Silver Glitter ~ Germany

$3.25

Burgundy Foil Grape Leaf Frames ~ 2

Burgundy Foil Grape Leaf Frames ~ 2

$4.25

Gold Dresden Foil Flowers ~ 102

Gold Dresden Foil Flowers ~ 102

$2.95

Light Blue Foil Grape Leaf Frames ~ 2

Light Blue Foil Grape Leaf Frames ~ 2

$4.25

Old Time Santa Faces Scraps ~ Germany

Old Time Santa Faces Scraps ~ Germany

$2.35

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