Ne’ Qwa Art Ornaments

During our visit to the Christmas Spirit shop in Rehoboth Beach, my mom and I saw a beautiful display of Ne’Qwa Art ornaments, one of which is pictured here.

I read a little more about this ancient Chinese art and watched a video of the painting process. The prices for the ornaments range between $30 and $60, which is steep, but then I considered the hours that go into painting in reverse from inside the glass ornament.  This requires specialized training, unusual brushes and etching.  The painting begins with the foreground and then moves to the background.  I have linked a video of the process here.

If you are interested in looking at the newest ornaments for 2012, here is one website that features the ornaments.

This is ONE craft I won’t be attempting on my own.

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