Baubles are fun decorative items, either as gifts or for personal enjoyment. They come in many shapes and sizes, many of them so whimsical that they could be considered toys. The most popular baubles are probably the little shiny baubles decorated with sparkly plastic baubles. Children love to give these as gifts to each other and to their friends, but as an actual decoration for a Christmas tree, they can be a little more adult oriented, with fancier shapes and decorations.
Glass ornaments, “hanging” baubles, or “jewels” are popular baubles to decorate Christmas tree ornaments. These ornaments are made by using the following methods: blown, sculpted, blown or melted. The blowing method is quite a bit less messy than the other two, but requires more careful handling of the glass ornaments. It is also a little trickier to make these kind of ornaments.
Molded ornaments are more permanent, but also take more detailed craftsmanship than blowing or melted ones. This type of bauble has the ornaments permanently affixed to its surface, and then it is finished off with a varnish. These kinds of ornaments are typically used for Christmas tree ornaments and holiday presents. It is a lot of work for something that is only going to be used for a few days, but people enjoy the final results.
Spun glass ornaments are usually made from acrylics, glass, or silk fibers. These types of baubles are made by taking small strips of fabric, silk or wool, and turning them into pellets. After making these pellets into the required size and shape, the strips are sewn together into a pattern. This pattern can be anything that is special to the person that is making the ornaments or it can simply be a random design. After these pieces are completed, they are laid out and ready to add their finishing touches.
Blown glass ornaments are another very popular type of Christmas tree bauble. These ornaments are blown into the required shapes and sizes, and then they are placed into their special holders. Once this process is complete, these pieces are ready to hang on the tree. Many people prefer to blow these pieces rather than mold them since they will allow them to have a more flexible mold.
In conclusion, when talking about Christmas ornaments the term “bauble” does not refer to any type of fancy glass ornaments. Instead, it refers to any type of collectible ornament that is crafted from different kinds of materials. These include glass ornaments and other kinds of jewels.