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Beveled Stained Glass Himmeli




This Himmeli beveled glass mobile measures approximately 7inches X 24 inches. It is constructed in the Tiffany copper foil method and hangs from an 18 inch chain. The lead solder is stained black for definition. Included is a 20mm round crystal and 1 inch square beveled glass with 3 having a smaller square dichroic coating for increased bling.

The himmeli, a traditional Finnish holiday decoration made out of straw, remains popular today. Back in the olden days, himmeli hung above dining tables to ensure a good crop for the coming year, and stayed on display from Christmas until Midsummer.They were originally made to promote a good harvest: The bigger and more complex these rye straw decorations were, the better the crop would be. A modern reinvention inspired by a Finnish tradition, this geometric hanging mobile was reinvented by me in clear beveled glass It will slowly turn with the slightest breeze, a movement which is also seen as good luck, casting dancing reflections around the room.