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!