New York Nights Silver Gold and Black Elaborate Beaded Victorian Ornament with Glass Beaded Fringes
Day to night and night to day, gold and black intermingle together with the color of the stars in silver on this one-of-a-kind bead embroidery ornament. This is a new style of ornament for me being very detailed with a mixture of textures, colors, depth and shine. While one-half of the ornament is distinctly more gold, and the other distinctly more silver, gold silver and black intermingle beautifully giving it flow and meaning. The colors of this ornament are timeless and will blend with any decor, with the finished piece representing both Victorian charm, with more modern colors. The stand is not included and used for display purposes only. Ornament stands can be purchased separately online through Tripar. Total height on this piece is 11 inches.
The ornament base is a shiny silver blown glass oblong shaped ornament 5 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide narrowing to a point on the bottom. This ornament is comprised of about 4 different sequined trim and applique styles which I trimmed and bead embroidered additional beads and accents onto them prior to carefully adhering them to the ornament. After placement, additional crystal rhinestones and pearls by Swarovski were individually put into place onto both the ornament and the appliques. The three strands of beads dangling off the end are all glass or crystal beads, Czech glass beads or crystal or Swarovski pearls. All bead embroidery as well as the dangles was done with Fireline monofilament thread to insured strength and security with much of it being double stitched for added assurance. The ornament is topped with a bit of hand dyed Italian ribbon with just a touch of 3 black silk flowers representing the night, and a single porcelain gold rose representing the moon or sun. Further accents on the bouquet include some wired gold sprays, gold and silver crystal sprays, and silver and black acrylic wired teardrops along with a wisp of black feathers. I added approximately 125 beads and crystals to the appliques, some of which had a minimal amount of beading already on them and include Swarovski sew on crystal montees is Silver Night and Light Colorado Topaz, Swarovski crystalized pearls in dark gray and Light Gold, including some very unusually shaped Swarovski crystal rhinestones including black pearl teardrops, clear kite, teardrop and diamond shapes, all of which are considerably more expensive than regular round rhinestones, which include colors of Golden Talbac, Silver Night, Crystal Clear, Crystal AB, and Light Colorado Topaz.
I initially came up with this style of ornament thinking it would be less expensive and timely to make than my regular ornaments, but given that I can't seem to make anything very simple, this ended up involving jmore expensive crystals, pearls and beads than normal and a lot more time. Nonetheless, I love the end result and hope that you will too as more will be forthcoming, some more simple and many more complex.
This piece will make a statement wherever you display it and is so pretty, you will probably want to leave it up year around. it is initialed by me under the flowers at the top as all my ornaments are, a custom that began as a result of a customer's request. Every ornament comes in its own white gift box with a bow in matching ribbons ready for gift giving. They make great gifts, room decorations, table decorations for weddings or collectors pieces. Even though they are made from glass ornaments, they are far sturdier decorated and sure to bring years of enjoyment.
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Your purchase will come in a free gift box tied with matching ribbons then put into a larger box for shipment. Shipping costs and upgrades based on weight to your zip code are available in your cart. Shipping will be by insured priority mail if shipped in the USA. If purchasing more than one, shipping will be automatically combined, and we will refund any overage over actual shipping costs, cost of packaging and reasonable handling. Thank you for stopping and shopping.