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.
Did you know that Nutcrackers are a symbol of good luck and goodwill? According to German folklore, Nutcrackers bring good luck to your family and protect your home. And Nutcracker Ballet is a favorite Christmas tradition for many families. Celebrate the tradition with this beautiful Nutcracker Ballet ornament. The image of Nutcracker-soldier is painted on one side and the image of ballerina is on the other side.
The ornament is 5 inches long and 2.5 inches in diameter, petite tear-drop shape. The unique light bulb shape is especially designed to fit the elongated shape of both the ballerina and nutcracker.
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.
It is packaged in a blue velvet gift box with satin-lined inside.
Keep for yourself or make a gift for someone special that you go to see the ballet together.