handblown glass icicle ornaments

Icicle Ornaments!

handblown glass demonstarions

Just another one of Santa’s elves, doing my thing in the workshop!

Every year I look forward to making these individually sculpted glass icicle ornaments! They have been one of our most popular holiday gift items for years, whether we are at a handcraft fair, art show, through etsy, or here on our own website. Admittedly, they are not the most technically challenging of our designs. But I think that is why I enjoy making them so much… I can just get into the groove of playing with molten glass, trusting that each one is going to decide exactly what shape it wants to take. They always look more real when I allow the glass to create the design itself… when I think too hard about what I am doing, they tend to look more contrived and perfectly symmetrical. I want each one to have it’s own story, and it’s own personality. Creating glass icicles, for me, is a lesson in not taking myself too seriously… an opportunity to practice letting go and trusting the process… and a chance to have fun, blast some music, laugh at myself, and lighten up! I hope that my light hearted, twinkling, uplifted spirit shines through in each and every one!

glass icicles

This is the original photo, taken shortly after we first started making this design…

This year I decided to update my glass icicle ornament photos. It’s been long overdue… the original ones were taken in the backyard of our old house in NY, while a couple cute little toddlers played around the tree trunk at my feet. Over a decade later, those toddlers are now teenagers, and the pics were taken by the woodstove in our VT cabin. (The kids kindly waited for me to be done with my little photo shoot before decorating our tree!)

These handcrafted little works of art are just $4 each, or a set of 6 for $20. (That’s one free!) So you see, you can make it a handmade holiday on just about any budget!

handblown glass holiday gifts

This is one of the photos that I just took this year. I am so glad I finally got a chance to update my pics!

Thanks for choosing to support art and small family businesses like Family Tree Glass this holiday season, and always. We are blessed, and we are grateful to be able to do what we love, and love what we do!

Happy holidays from our family to yours!