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twisted aluminum star ornament

by Brenda Griffith
Handmade
Community Voted
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Like a Diamond in the Sky

Accent your wall or tree with this simply stunning handmade piece. This star is twisted out of aluminum and colorful glass made by the artist that beautifully captures light. It makes a great housewarming gift or personal ornament. Handmade in Atlanta, GA.

Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
20983
Made from
aluminum, soda lime glass
Measurements
5" L x 5" W x 0.25" D, weighs approx. 1 oz
Notes
Wipe with damp cloth to clean.
  • the maker
Brenda Griffith

Brenda Griffith

Born and raised in Montana, Brenda Griffith forged a style based on the design elements of geometric terraces laced by natural flourish based on nearby Glacier Park. This shows through her stained, fused and slumped glass pieces. Next she lived in Chicago, which infused her work with a strong Art Nouveau influence.

"I apprenticed with a stained glass artist for two years starting in 1985," she recalls. "During my tenure with her I was introduced to glass fusing and slumping and that, as they say, was all she wrote." Stained glass requires hard work, vision, technique and skill, and in the case of glass fusing, a little luck to get the piece just right.

"I like to make plates, platters and bowls," she continues, "and I want the people who feel compelled to own them to also use them. To that end all of my pieces are food safe." Brenda lives in Atlanta. Her favorite film is Moonstruck.

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TWISTED ALUMINUM STAR ORNAMENT
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

Funky fun for the holidays

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from Huntsville, AL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable
  • Festive
  • Fun To Use
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime
    • Christmas
    • Parties

    Comments about TWISTED ALUMINUM STAR ORNAMENT:

    Perfect to give your spirits a lift anytime.

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    4.0

    Just as advertised

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    from Tuscaloosa, AL

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Festive
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Christmas
      • Parties

      Comments about TWISTED ALUMINUM STAR ORNAMENT:

      Looks just like the picture. Perfect present for my Mom.

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      Q and A

      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

      460votes, 44 comments

      Julia

      Brenda Griffith just shared these beautiful handmade ornaments with us. Would you light up your home with these starry decorations?

      elena
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I love wire art! I make these, as well, and they are uber fun!

      Aimee Dars
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      These are cute but too expensive.

      Kat
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Cute! Do you get to pick the color glass you want?

      Julia, Community Organizer

      Hi Kat! Right now, the yellow glass is the only color available. Which colors would you want to see?

      Sara
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      It's not very original

      Sarah
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Too boring.

      Marla
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Even if handmade, price is too high. We have a local artist who does similar pieces for around $6

      kimberly
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      chepa looking

      Bill
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Lacking in pzazz!

      Gail
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I really love this kind of ornament, but this is just too expensive. Sorry

      Sandi
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Makes me want to start making my own.

      Kat
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      @Julia, Community Organizer - I'm not a big fan of yellow, so maybe blue?

      V
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I would by it for $11.00

      Westie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Not appealing.

      Dari
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      This would be a great "under $20" Xmas gift! Nice that it's made in USA. I would put one in my window or garden as a suncatcher!

      Sue
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Unless a kid made this, it's not really unique or amazing. However, if the artist could make many, and sell at a lower price, that would be more sellable. As it is, it looks like it takes 5 minutes to make.

      Kimberly

      would love to see the price closer to $10 --- but LOVE it!

      Fran
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      no comment

      What?
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Is that a paperclip?

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      Thanks for the question! This star is not made from a paperclip. It is hand-twisted using aluminum and holds a colorful piece of glass in the center. The ornament is 7 inches long and 9 inches high at its largest points, so it is quite a bit bigger than your average paperclip.

      Amy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Cute! I like it a lot.

      Jessica
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Really cute, but the price is way too high!

      Allison
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I wouldn't pay $18 for this. But it is cute.

      Erica
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I would buy this in a pack of 3 for $18, especially if it came in a variety of colors.

      Stefani
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Extremely cute idea. But I would never pay that much for it. Other artists make them for much more reasonable prices.

      Millie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Not thrilled with the design...looks like something anyone can make.

      Betty
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I think these are great, but the price is a bit high.

      Stephanie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      This style isn't new, it has been around for a few years and numerous other holiday decorations have incorporated it already

      Deborah
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Too pricey?

      SM
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      These are really beautiful but too expensive for me.

      Soqui
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Cute, but I'd reconsider the price

      Jen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      just not really pretty. I like ornate Christmas decorations. Too pricey

      faith
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      this is cute, but pricey

      Anne
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Yellow glass didn't send me over the moon

      Sandra
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Would like to buy in a set! Great gift for under $20

      Kimberley
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I like the ornament but I would not purchase one at that price.

      Tonia
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      It's like when we made it while we were drunk......looked good then....

      Marie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I could make this from my beading supplies for about 50 cents, tops. To sell it for $18.00 when it takes about 90 seconds to make is sacrilegious.

      DONIELLE
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Need multi-pack, 3 or 4 for price and offered in one color option for all, or a variety of colors for the pack.

      Maureen
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Pretty, though I've seen them elsewhere.

      Lindy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Good gift idea

      Anne
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      looks like a bent hangar - I can make that

      emma

      very cool.

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