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Ornaments

Beautiful hand-painted glass ornaments.zz-glassornamentpainting.jpg

These ornaments are unique because each piece is hand painted using a process called reverse glass painting. The painting is done from the inside through the holes at the top and bottom of the glass globe using special narrow brushes and pointed sticks. Each piece has the design detail applied in layers over several days.

It is a very exacting art form. Each image is actually painted in reverse order on the glass. The finishing details of the painting must be put on the glass first, and must be done accurately as this is immediately covered with the next phase of the painting. This means the smallest finishing touches are done first, with the background completed last. For each ornament the process is the same,  each one takes three days to complete.
 
Bolihua, or reverse glass painting, as it is commonly called has been an art form in China since the early 18th century. It is the only place where this type of painting is being done and each artisan must perfect their painting technique over years, it is a highly skilled profession.  They have combined this ancient process with contemporary design to bring you the best of both worlds!
 

Handblown Glass Ornaments

Several styles of glass balls or oil diffusers available from the country's oldest glass-blowing company.  Special designs featuring the Tree of Life and the seven Chakras are two of our favorites.
 
Enjoy the variety of healing and spiritual designs that we offer.
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