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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Glass Bead Christmas Tree

This is a re-post from a few years ago.

My mother in law gave me a glass bead Christmas tree kit that she had purchased nearly a decade ago.  It was a Christmas Tree made from wire and glass beads. The kit had a few ornaments and a wood base and a glass dome and hundreds of miles of wire and glass beads. The branches took a very long time to try and get into place and attach to a wire armature.   I added a few items including a string of working lights.  I hid the battery pack in the giant red present.  The lights are by Lemax and I was disappointed that they are not very bright.  I used a some antique ribbon that I found in an old building nearly 25 years ago in Nevada.  I believe it dates from the 1920's.  

Here are all the items under the glass dome.  I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas!


  1. A very sweet miniature display.
    All the best for 2017.
    Regards Janine

  2. Your tree is lovely and has a lot of old-fashion charm.
    Like your idea of hiding the batteries for the tree lights in the giant red present, which you wrapped beautifully too!
    Wishing you a Wonderful New Year : D


  3. El árbol es precioso y en la cúpula queda perfecto!!!
    Feliz Año nuevo!!!

  4. Wow you must be very patient your tree turned out beautifully. Wonderful display. Wishing you a very Happy 2017
    Hugs Maria

  5. Very cute! Excellent composition. Too bad you can not see the lights.
    Happy New Year!

  6. You must have infinite patience! The tree is beautiful - worth all that effort. The antique ribbon adds just the perfect finishing touch, and the rocking horse looks right at home. A nice Christmas scene. Have a wonderful New Year!