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Magic Lantern Christmas Ornament Suncatcher, Handmade from Victorian glass slide

I came across some gorgeous Magic Lantern slides in the basement of my favorite antiques barn a few months ago. I love them so much that I wanted to find a way to showcase their beauty in some way that they can be used today. Here is the result!

I wire-crocheted a frame for this antique panel using tarnish-free brass wire. I added glass bead briolettes to the bottom to catch the light. The slide is suspended by a wire adorned with golden amber seed beads.

The slide itself has some internal spotting and mottling, as is to be expected when working with most objects from the 1800's. <3

Rustic, Victorian beauty! Way back before your grandparents were probably even born, these slides were shown through a projector called a "Magic Lantern". Everyone gathered around in the darkness and listened to the stories that were told about the slides. Basically, this slide was Television in the 1800's! <3

Your beautiful ornament will be shipped promptly after purchase. It will be carefully packaged for safe arrival.

Made with love in Maine, USA

Magic Lantern Christmas Ornament Suncatcher, Handmade from Victorian glass slide


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass, brass wire, beads, glass beads, seed beads
  • Ships from Maine, United States to select countries.
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