Vintage Ornate Beaded and Sequin Christmas Ornaments
Adding some sparkling and elaborate vintage beaded or sequin Christmas ornaments to your vintage decorated Christmas tree is your choice, but if you do want to add vintage beaded Christmas ornaments to your collection, Ebay has a very good selection and variety.
Many of the beaded and sequined Christmas ornaments are handmade, hand sewn vintage ornaments. You can see the care taken by the artist or craftsman who made the ornament in the delicate choice of seed beeds to add detail to the ornament design.
For those of you who are not familiar with seed beads, they are extremely small beads, some as small as the head of a pin, that you need a very steady hand, good eyes, and often a magnifying glass to work with properly. The most ornate beaded Christmas ornaments take many hours of tedious work to put together.
I always admire anyone who works with seed beads because I do not have any of the requirements necessary for working with them. I am too impatient, and my hand and eye coordination is not good enough to make anything from seed beads consistently.
Below I have listed a few very beautiful handmade beaded vintage Christmas ornaments, and you can see all the pictures better if you click through to Ebay. On each item page you will find a much bigger picture, and a description of the vintage Christmas ornament for sale. Take your time and browse through the selections.
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Not Every Vintage Ornament is Red or Green
While red and green are the traditional colors of the Christmas holiday season, with a little gold and white thrown in, sometimes it is nice to see some other colors on your Christmas tree. With that in mind, I looked through the vintage beaded ornament selection and found some very lovely vintage beaded pink Christmas ornaments, turquoise Christmas ornaments, and purple Christmas ornaments.
The beading on these ornaments complements the colors, and often is outlined in gold or silver thread or seed beads.
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Vintage Beaded Satin Christmas Ornaments
One of the most beautiful combinations is a satin ball ornament with beaded additions. These ornaments take a lot of needlework and handiwork to complete which is the main reason they can range upwards in price from about $15. However, the price is worth the detailed decoration on the Christmas ornament.
Remember that if you are collecting vintage and antique ornaments with the idea of investing, that you should get proof of authenticity and an appraisal by an antique dealer if you can. Other resources for pricing vintage Christmas ornaments are antique and collectible guidebooks that you can buy from Amazon.
Storing Vintage Beaded Christmas Ornaments
If you want to keep your vintage beaded Christmas ornaments in mint condition, then the best practice is to wipe the ornaments with a soft cloth to keep them dust free and clean, then seal them in a plastic ziplock bag in a cool dry room during the course of the year.
When you hang them on your vintage Christmas tree, keep them from direct sunlight, and avoid putting them too close to other ornaments with sharp points that might catch on them. If your ornaments get too dusty, you can use a blow dryer on a cool setting to clear the dust without harming the vintage ornament, then use a soft cloth to wipe them off the rest of the way.
Why Ebay for Vintage Christmas Ornaments?
As most people who use Ebay know, Ebay is a vast clearinghouse of all kinds of items, brand new and used, sold by people all over the world who have proved their trustworthiness by their actions. To try Ebay out, just click through one of the links on this page, and search for your item. It is free to sign up, and if you look at the seller’s rating and feedback, you will know when you are dealing with an experienced, well thought of seller.
I highly recommend Ebay for buyers to find vintage items, and also for researching which items they really want.
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