THE VONDELS STORY
It was a combined love of Christmas, design, fun and fashion that led to the creation of Vondels.
Founded in 2015, in Amsterdam, by Yan Xu and Loesje Donner-Raedts, Vondels creates unique Christmas decorations that will add some serious sparkle to your festive season.
High-quality glass ornaments combine traditional and contemporary designs which are trendy, chic and cute.
All Vondels Christmas ornaments are made from glass, mouth-blown and hand-painted. Each product is therefore unique!
The technique used to make a glass Christmas ornaments is still the same as when the first Christmas bauble was blown in the early 19th century.
The glass blower heats the glass of the Christmas bauble to blow it to the desired size. For ornaments with a different shape, a mold is used to get the glass in the desired shape.
After the ornament has been blown into glass, it is then filled with silver paint, giving the ornament a nice shiny mirror layer.
Now the decoration on the outside can be applied. The ornament is dipped in paint and all colorful decorations and /or glitters are applied to the ornament.
All decoration is applied by hand, a very precise process using skilled painters.
The last step is to remove the blow nozzle with a special technique and the Vondels crown is placed!