Seriously, my SIL and I made a bunch of these this year, then placed Uppercase Living sayings and letters on them; however, we didn't use varnish; we coated the inside with Mop N Glo; IT REALLY WORKS!!!
Christmas Ornament - String dipped in glue and wrapped around a balloon. Looks great here, with the addition of rusty jingle bells (which you can age yourself-see my board, "Christmas Crafts") and burlap ribbon.
These pieces are hand abrasion-etched, which gives the design a natural variation and complex beauty, without the use of chemicals or lasers. The design has been etched directly into the glass itself, which means they are as easy to care for as they are beautiful. You will enjoy them for years to come! • 4" glass ornament with etched Celtic acorn knot. • 3/16" thick. • Slanted edges refract light into a rainbow of colors. About the design- Celtic knotwork patterns have been used for centuries as symbols of connection, protection, and good luck. And, let’s be honest, because they look awesome. I made this bear because I've always liked bears and what they represent, but I had a hard time finding one that was neither too cute nor too ferocious. They symbolize strength, compassion, courage and wisdom, but can also be very powerful when pushed too far. This is my second design iteration of the bear. My first attempt didn't capture the quiet strength of the bear. This design captures a good balance: looking friendly and open, and also showing the underlying strength of the bear. All CelticKnotWorks pieces are proudly handcrafted in the USA. See more of my cool stuff at CelticKnotWorks.etsy.com
I made these with my sons kindergarten class last year and let them using a sharpie write their name on it then I put the year on. Then they took them home for their parents to remember years from now how their penmanship looked in 2012 to the current time