The ornament is hand-painted on the inside of the hand-blown glass bulb with oil paint using the “Reverse Painting” technique. The foreground is painted first and the background is applied last. All the painting is done from the inside through the hole at the top of a glass ball using special narrow brushes. There are several layers of paint applied to achieve the effect of depth. The card explaining the technique is included.



Hummingbirds and Dragonflies

  • This ornament features the beautiful hibiscus flowers, hummingbirds and dragonflies.

    Hibiscus flowers come in many colors. They can be red, yellow, white, or peach-colored, and can be as big as 6 inches wide. Hibiscus flower attract Hummingbirds. Hummingbirds will take the sweet nectar from underneath closer to the base. It's not the flowers sweet smell that draws them in as much as their bright vivid colors.

    Do you know that Hummingbirds can fly forward, backward, hover and even upside down! Dragonflies can fly straight up and down, hover like a helicopter and even mate mid-air.

    In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding the deeper meaning of life.

    The ornament is 5 inches long and 2.5 inches in diameter, petite tear-drop shape. It has a gold metal cap and a red ribbon on a top that allows for display on a Christmas tree or a decorative stand.

    The ornament can be personalized with a name or a date.

    Graceful hummingbirds approaching red and purple hibiscus flowers are hand-painted on one side and dragonflies approaching orange and pink hibiscus flowers are painted on the other side.

    It is packaged in a red velvet gift box with satin-lined inside.

    Makes a perfect indoor garden and home décor gift for Mother’s Day, Easter, Christmas, and every day.

    Keep for yourself or make a gift for someone who loves birds and nature.