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Christopher Radko Glass Ornaments, Glitterglobes

 

Bubble Light Set of 7 by Christopher Radko Shiny Brite Item Sku: 4025414

Bubble Light Set of 7 by Christopher Radko Shiny Brite


Includes 1 replacement bulb
Includes seven different color bubblelights, (red, green, blue, orange, pink, yellow and purple) 7.5 feet in length. UL 120VAC
INDOOR USE ONLY
Holiday Splendor Lanterns with Tinsel Item Sku: 4026115

Holiday Splendor Lanterns with Tinsel


6 Piece Boxed Set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 3.25”H
Expected ship date June 2014
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$39.95  
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$21.95  
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Holiday Splendor Diamond Icicles Item Sku: 4026122

Holiday Splendor Diamond Icicles


12 piece box set , Metal,
Approx 5’’
Expected ship date June 2014
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Holiday Splendor Decorated Reflectors Item Sku: 4027008

Holiday Splendor Decorated Reflectors


12 piece box set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx 1.75’’
Expected ship date June 2014
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$12.95  
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$17.95  
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Holiday Splendor Decorated Clear with Tinsel Item Sku: 4027009

Holiday Splendor Decorated Clear with Tinsel


12 piece box set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx 1.75’’
Expected ship date June 2014
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Holiday Splendor Mixed Rounds & Shapes with Reflectors Item Sku: 4027011

Holiday Splendor Mixed Rounds & Shapes with Reflectors


12 piece box set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx 1.75’’
Expected ship date June 2014
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$17.95  
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$17.95  
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Holiday Splendor Mixed Shapes Item Sku: 4027013

Holiday Splendor Mixed Shapes


9 piece box set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx 2.5’’
Expected ship date June 2014
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Holiday Splendor Mixed Shapes & Reflectors Item Sku: 4027014

Holiday Splendor Mixed Shapes & Reflectors


9 piece box set, Hand Blown Glass
Approx 2.5’’
Expected ship date June 2014
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$19.95   
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$19.95  
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Holiday Splendor Mixed Rounds & Reflectors Item Sku: 4027015

Holiday Splendor Mixed Rounds & Reflectors


9 piece box set, Hand Blown Glass
Approx 2.5’’
Expected ship date June 2014
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Holiday Splendor Mixed Shapes Item Sku: 4027019

Holiday Splendor Mixed Shapes


6 piece box set, Hand Blown Glass
Approx 3.25’’
Expected ship date June 2014
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$19.95   
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$22.95  
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Holiday Splendor Mixed Rounds & Reflectors Item Sku: 4027020

Holiday Splendor Mixed Rounds & Reflectors


6 piece box set, Hand Blown Glass
Approx 3.25’’
Expected ship date June 2014
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Holiday Splendor Signature Flocked Ornaments Set of 6 Item Sku: 4026113-1

Holiday Splendor Signature Flocked Ornaments Set of 6


Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 3.25”D
$22.95   
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$21.95  
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Holiday Splendor Drop Ornaments with Tinsel Item Sku: 4026119

Holiday Splendor Drop Ornaments with Tinsel


Set of 4
Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 6”L
Christmas Confections Signature Flocked Ornaments Item Sku: 4026311

Christmas Confections Signature Flocked Ornaments


Set of 9,
Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 2.5”D
$17.95  
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$19.95  
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Christmas confections Signature Flocked Ornaments Item Sku: 4026313

Christmas confections Signature Flocked Ornaments


Set of 6
Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 3.25”D
Vintage 6ct Signature Flocked Item Sku: 4025012

Vintage 6ct Signature Flocked


Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 3”D
$21.95  
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$21.95  
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Holiday Splendor Reflector Ornament Set Item Sku: 4026110

Holiday Splendor Reflector Ornament Set


9 Piece Boxed Set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 2.5”D
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Holiday Splendor Reflector Ornament Set Item Sku: 4026114

Holiday Splendor Reflector Ornament Set


6 Piece Boxed Set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx 3”D
$19.95  
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$21.95  
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Winter Opulence Reflector Ornament Set Item Sku: 4026231

Winter Opulence Reflector Ornament Set


9 Piece Boxed Set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 2.5”D
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Winter Opulence Reflector Ornament Set Item Sku: 4026214

Winter Opulence Reflector Ornament Set


6 Piece Boxed Set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx 3”D
$19.95  
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$21.95  
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Christmas Confections Reflector Ornament Set Item Sku: 4026310

Christmas Confections Reflector Ornament Set


9 Piece Boxed Set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 2.5”D
Christmas Confections Mini Mixed Shaped Ornament Set Item Sku: 4026333

Christmas Confections Mini Mixed Shaped Ornament Set


12 Piece Set, Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 1.75” D
$19.95  
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$17.95  
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Halloween Flocked Ornament Assortment Set Item Sku: 4026017

Halloween Flocked Ornament Assortment Set


6 Piece Boxed Set, Hand Blown Glass, Introduced 2012
Approx, 3”D
Christopher Radko Village Advent Calendar Item Sku: 2011926

Christopher Radko Village Advent Calendar


Count Down the Days til Christmas!, Made of wood.
14” H x 18”W
$21.95  
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$99.00  
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Christopher Radko Nutcracker Suite II Item Sku:
96-NC-2

Christopher Radko Nutcracker Suite II


Set of 3 Boxed
6" Height
Christopher Radko Ivan and Misha Item Sku:
97-CIR-1

Christopher Radko Ivan and Misha


Set of 2 Boxed
8" Height
$100.00  
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$125.00  
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Christopher Radko Russian Rhapsody Item Sku:
96-RUS

Christopher Radko Russian Rhapsody


Set of 6 Boxed
5.5" Height
Christopher Radko 2001 Cheers Item Sku: 99-285-1

Christopher Radko 2001 Cheers


(Stand NOT Included)
6" Height
$150.00  
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$38.00  
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Holiday Splendor Reflector Finial Item Sku: 4027028

Holiday Splendor Reflector Finial


Hand Blown Glass
Approx 9.5’’
Expected ship date June 2014
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Holiday Splendor Decorated Finial Item Sku: 4027029

Holiday Splendor Decorated Finial


Hand Blown Glass
Approx 13.5’’
Expected ship date June 2014
What is Pre-order?
$15.95  
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$19.95   
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Vintage Signature Flocked Finial Item Sku: 4025023

Vintage Signature Flocked Finial


Hand Blown Glass,
Approx. 16”H
Rooftop Santa chalet Glitterglobe by Christopher Radko Item Sku: 2011961

Rooftop Santa chalet Glitterglobe by Christopher Radko


Blower and rotation, Plays “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, Introduced 2013
120mm
$19.95  
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$215.00  
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Splendid Santas Tree Glitterglobe by Christopher Radko Item Sku: 2011959

Splendid Santa’s Tree Glitterglobe by Christopher Radko


Blower and rotation, Plays “Oh Christmas Tree”, Introduced 2013
120mm ,
Santa and Sweet Treats Glitterglobe by Christopher Radko Item Sku: 2011929

Santa and Sweet Treats Glitterglobe by Christopher Radko


Blower and rotation, inside scene rotates with wind up. Plays “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, Introduced 2012
Approx. 8”H, 120mm,
$179.00  
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$215.00  
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Coca Cola Glitterglobe by Christopher Radko Item Sku: 2011885

Coca Cola Glitterglobe by Christopher Radko


Blower and rotation, inside scene rotates with wind up. Plays “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, Introduced 2012
Approx 7.5”H, 120mm,
Small Dickens Village Snowglobe by Christopher Radko Item Sku: 2011882

Small Dickens Village Snowglobe by Christopher Radko


Wind up plays “Oh Christmas Tree”, Introduced 2012
Approx. 6”H
$149.00  
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$79.00  
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Radko Millennium Extravaganza Musical Snow Globe Item Sku: 99-605-1

Radko Millennium Extravaganza Musical Snow Globe


Plays "Auld Lang Syne"
Requires 2 AA Batteries Not Included
8" tall 7" wide
$135.00  
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Christopher Radko

Christopher Radko Fine hand crafted blown glass ornaments in turn of the century style.

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Christopher Radko
The Designer

    Since 1986, Christopher Radko has devoted himself to restoring magic, heart and fine craftsmanship to holiday celebrations and it all began with a family calamity. His family’s Christmas centered around a 14-foot tree filled with glass ornaments collected by three generations. In 1984, the tree crashed to the floor one week before the holiday shattering almost every ornament. Also lost were many cherished memories and family traditions, but Christopher was determined to restore them. 

        Visiting relatives in Europe, Christopher found a glass-blower eager to revive the art of his great-grandfathers, dormant since the turn of the century. Christopher encourage him to recover their antique ornament molds, supplied him with designs from his own imagination, and sold the finished product door to door in New York City. Since his first collection i ~f 50 ornaments in 1986, Christopher has created more than 5,000 designs. From the lone craftsman who made the first ornaments, Christopher’s business has grown to employ more than 3,000 people in cottage workshops in Poland, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic.

    Each of Christopher’s glass ornaments is made entirely by hand, using techniques dating back to the l8OO’s — a process that requires seven days to produce a single ornament! The ornaments are mouth-blown in tempered glass for durability, lined with silver for luminescence and painted with loving care in every intricate detail. The delicate lashes on each face, for example, are hand-painted by Christopher’s famous “eyelash lady.” These personalized touches create the charming variations in each ornament that make it a one-of-a-kind heirloom. 

    The artistry of Christopher Radko was borne of a desire to bridge warm memories of holidays past with new traditions for today. Christopher takes pride in the way his creations connect families and friends, young and old, one ornament at a time. Radiant with sparkle and a glow from within, his designs are not just decorations. They are works of heart!

The Creation Process

Day 1

Day 1: A Glass Rod Is Heated Before Being Blown Into The Mother Mold.

 

    Once Christopher conceives a design, it is submitted to a carver who works a model from clay or plaster.

    The carver then gives the approved piece to a mold maker. Using a Renaissance-era technique, a sand-cast mold is created from molten metal. This becomes the mother mold, and the ornament-making process can begin.

    On the first day of production, the glassblower creates the ornament using clear tempered glass, used by Christopher Radko for its strength. Other ornament makers have used lower-grade glass, increasing the risk of breakage. Thus there is a noticeable difference in the weight of a Radko ornament, making it more solid to the touch.

Day 1: The Molded Glass Is Reheated And Tempered For Durability.

    On the second day, the ornament is injected with liquid silver, another process clone by hand. The silvering gives the ornaments their luminescence and, once again, sets them apart from other glass decorations.

    On the third day, the base coat of matte lacquer is hand-applied: the white on a snowman, for instance, or the red on a Santa. The following day, a second application of lacquer adds the ornament’s other vivid colors. 

Day 4: Colored Lacquers Are Applied Over The Matte-Finish Base Coat.

    Day five, fine details like the seeds on a strawberry are hand-painted. With painstaking care, artisans take the ornaments from the realm of decorations to pure works of art. 

Day 5: Fine Details Are Hand-Painted.

    On the sixth day, a dusting of glitter is applied to give extra sparkle; and on the final day, the finishing touches of placing the customized cap on the ornament, tagging, and packing the design for shipment are completed. The ornament is on its way to becoming part of your own holiday traditions!

FINE ORNAMENT CARE

    Christopher Radko uses organic, water-based paints for his ornaments, so never use water, soap or solvents to clean them. Simply using a feather duster will preserve their sparkle and luster. Avoid displaying them indirect sunlight, as some pigments may fade. Store ornaments in a dry, dark place, avoiding humidity, dampness or extreme temperatures.

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