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Cardinal in a Glass Ornament

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This ornament has a cute glass lamp work Cardinal sitting on a branch inside a hollow glass disc ornament.

The ornament measures 3” wide, 3 1/2” high to the top of the gold cap and is 1 1/4” deep; this is why the ornament is referred to as a disc instead of a ball.
To achieve the Cardinal in a Glass Ornament first, an artificial twig (used to prevent the flecking of a real twig) is trimmed, test fitted then reinserted and fastened in place one side at a time. Next, each set of formed, textured leaves is first test fit, taken back out then reinserted and fastened in place, sometimes one leaf at a time. A berry or three are then added with the same method. Ah! Now the Cardinal, these little birds are very tricky to place because the glass is very slick and sometimes may require holding your breath (just kidding). Finally, the leaves and berries are then added to the outside giving the illusion the branch goes through the glass. Now I know why I do not build ships in bottles. Even my husband shakes his head when he sees me working on these ornaments and he builds remote control airplanes from scratch.

This ornament is not designed to be a toy.

NOTE: No two of these ornaments turn out the same you are purchasing the ornament that is pictured in this listing.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’re inspired by something you have seen here or at least I made you smile.

Take care and best wishes,
Debby Heckeler - Acorn Cottage Studio

Cardinal in a Glass Ornament


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Glass, Lamp Work, Paper, Artificial Twig
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 55 reviews
  • Favorited by: 13 people