Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Dresden Delights, Victorian Scrap Works and Project How-To!
Dresden Glass Ornaments!
Step back into the age of romance, language of flowers, and fantasy delights, an era filled w/debutant balls, society tea parties, garden soirees, flower rooms, conservatories, painted ladies, gingerbread trim, brim hats, feathers, lace and pearls, prim and proper attitude and the birth of photo collage and manipulation. A time of fantasy, fairy, magic and Coney Island Enchantment, Old Apothecary, gilded golds, silver, tinsel, boullion and DRESDEN......

Wondering when this time could be??? Well its the era known as Victorian, while I haven't touched on the full essence of this spectacular time, I did touch on what reminds me of this age. When I think of Victorian style aka Victoriana, I also envision enormous magical homes with unique architecture filled w/sleepy porches, iron or wood wares, stone figurines, stained glass, dozens of lamps, fantasy wares, flowers, flowers and more flowers, slim bodices, Godey's Illustrations, Angels, Cherubs and Enchanting Christmas. There is nothing more spectacular then a Victorian Christmas and ornaments, each one is a work of art, and can command high prices for antique ones today, especially those famous gold foiled ones, dresden balloons, and boat ships, stars and scrapworks.

After aquiring a vintage Dresden Boat Ornament at an estate sale, I studied it, and studied it again, thinking, I can make this, all I need is some vintage images, boullion, teardrop shape and of course Dresden scraps.
Dresden Ornament! Angel!
After Christmas last year I came upon a few small teardrop shapes, tinsel and bought a vintage bundle of Boullion from Tinsel Trading that I had been wanting to use, I did just that, making a few tradional style ornaments, some valentine/storybook w/50's pastel. This project I am about to re-share can be altered to fit your color styles and themes, go traditional or modern, that part is up to you. Dresden Ornament! Fairy

I am happy and honored to inform you that my Dresden Project Pics, Project and Short Video are featured on one of my favorite sites: Victorian Scrapworks http://www.victorianscrapworks.com/Index.html they have a plethora of materials that you can use for your own Victorian and Vintage Delights such as:
Authentic Crinkle Wire
Doilies & Cards
Wings & Halos
Ephemera
and much more.

For the parts needed to create this project:
Click here for the Tear Drop Ornaments
(They have yummy pinks)
http://www.victorianscrapworks.com/Dresden_Trims_Epemera.html
For Victorian Flower Scraps:
http://www.victorianscrapworks.com/AtFlowers_Victorian_Scraps.html
For Victorian Angel and Cherub Scraps:
http://www.victorianscrapworks.com/AtAngels_Cherubs_Victorian_Scraps.html
For Victorian Christmas Scraps:
http://www.victorianscrapworks.com/AtChristmas_Victorian_Scraps.html
For Amazing Tinsel, Crinkle Wire, etc.:
http://www.victorianscrapworks.com/AtDresden_Trims_Crinklewire_Misc.html

For the Project Highlights at Victorian Scrap Works:
http://www.victorianscrapworks.com/AtProjectsPage.html

For the Directions and Video of the project:
http://spellbinderscuriosities.blogspot.com/2009/02/dresden-trim-ornament-project.html

Dresden Ornament! Spring!

21 comments:

Geralyn Gray said...

I love love love these and did go to their website---yea Lisa.....I wish I could have a Saturday off to attend the Tinsel Workshop---I will just have to enjoy the pictures.

My Journey to Hope said...

What a great idea! I'll have to make time to make some!

:) Michelle

parasols and maryjanes said...

I love these. Thanks for all the info to go with them. - just beautiful
Elizabeth

julie Haymaker thompson said...

These are so lovely and old Geramn looking ! Hey I have emailed Srtex about a booth !?!

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Oooo thanks for sharing this Lisa! They are delightful!

faerie enchantment said...

Hey everyone,
Hope you are making some vintage ornaments with this tutorial..
Thanks for coming by to visit.
Hugs All,
Magic and Joy,
Lisa!

Julie Bou├ęsso said...

These turned out nice! I am also all into x-mas by now! Love it & am looking forward to it! Cheers, Julie

Cheryl ~Zany-Mayd said...

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for stopping by, Hope you get a chance before the 18th to stop in again to enter "What a You Thankful For?" (older post) anyway, I have had so much fun checking out all your blogs ~ I want to tell you a Big Thanks, I found a post that talked about distressing tinsel ~ Yippy, just saved me alot of Time & Money, I have been looking for old tinsel for My Santa's & now I can make it myself...... This is a Goode Thing!
Thanks again
Have a Joyously Creative Day
cheryl

Household 6 said...

What a fabulous post! And thanks for all the links to great places to find supplies!
Thank you!

Coastal Sisters said...

These are wonderful and I have some old ornaments that I can use to make some of these. Thank you so much for sharing!

LuLu~*xoxo

Marie Antionette said...

Lisa,
you can make anything !!! I love these.Everyone.I do love the Marie one the best.Outstanding!!!
XXOO Marie Antionette

faerie enchantment said...

Can't wait to see what you all make, I bet they are going to be over the top amazing.

Thank you all for stopping by, I'll be posting some more vintage ornament and doll projects in the next few days!

Magic and Joy,
xo!
Lisa!

Sandy Michelle said...

Cute project! I love my new dolly, thanks!!

Sandy xox

twinkleshabbystar said...

Love love love Lisa! So are incredibly sweet to share your "how to's". See you soon!!! XO,Jenn

Suzy said...

They are so fancy and just gorgeous! You make the very best designs! Love your style! xoxo

Sabii Wabii said...

These ronaments are wonderful Lisa.
Are you at Silver Bella to?

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sinnlighet said...

Yes yes yes, I am so happy that I have found your superb blog. Your photos are extraordinary and I love them!

Peace & Love

Agneta & Sweden

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