- With the Glass Snow Globes to make a kind of romantic atmosphere
- This beautiful detailed collectible Snow Globe Ornament is a visual delight for your enjoyment
- You can put this Music Snow Globe everywhere all according your personal preference, cars, bedroom, and so on
- This Music Snow Globe is a keepsake decoration for your every day enjoyment
- The coloring and expression make this Music Snow Globe irresistible
- Material: Resin
- Size: 15 x 11cm/5.9 x 4.3in(H x Dia.)
- The winter wonderland scene is so inviting you'll hope it will never end. Upon peeking into the village you'll find an old-style European home where a swirl of gently falling snowflakes abound
- Classic holiday melodies invite you to recapture your fondest memories. This is a great looking decorative Music Snow Globe. Shake it up a bit with this collectible music box
- The beautiful and unique Snow Globe Ornament is the perfect gift for your friend or gets one for yourself to display in your home, office or game room
- Very unusual! Operate the box, a melodious music will be played to make you happy
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Turn Left Turn Right
"They're both convinced
that a sudden passion joined them
Such certainy is beautiful
but uncertainy is more beautiful still."
-----Love at First Sight
The winter of that year was extremely cold. The sky was dull and grey. It's hard to see the sunshine. The whole city was shrouded in dirty rain.
She lived in an old apartment in the suburban area. Every time she went out, wherever she wanted to go, she always turned left. He lived in the same apartment as her. Every time he went out, wherever he wanted to go, he always turned right.
They never met each other.
In free time, he liked hanging out alone. He went to the centre park, walked along the river bank and fed pigeons on nice and bright days. Sometimes he felt vacant and exhausted. In free time, she preferred to order a cup of dark coffee. She stood on the streets, watched the passers-by and talked with the wild cats. Sometimes she found life insipid.
They never met each other.
Just as most people in the city, they lived together all their life, but were never able to know each other, forever.
However, there are so many coincidences in life. Even two parallel lines might join one day.
One day they came across in front of the fountain of the center park. It seemed as if that they were two long-lost lovers. They spent such a sweet afternoon that even the sky was no longer gloomy.
The happy time always flied so fast. When they bid farewell to each other, it suddenly rained heavily. So they set down the telephone numbers in a hurry and say good-bye without even a glance.
He turned right still.
She turned left still.
That night, they were both too excited to fall asleep. It rained throughout the whole night until the daybreak.
However, there are so many accidents in life. Even the kite in hand might lose one day.
They both found the telephone numbers weren't clear because of the rain drops. They made quantities of calls, but none is right. They were both too disappointment to go to sleep.
They heard the cheer of the crowds standing in the center square. One year passed.
The city changed so much. Even the fountain of the center park was going to be taken place of by a wide new road.
Time passed, but they never met each other.
Walking among crowds, would suddenly thought of him. "Is he still in the city?"
Hearing the rain drop, would suddenly thought of her. "How can she disappear without saying a word?"
"There were doorknobs and doorbells
where one touch had covered another before hand.
Suitcases checked and standing side by side.
One night, perhaps, the same dream,
grown hazy by morning."
-----Love at First Sight
They played with the same little cat, fed the same homeless dog, heard the same bird's sound in the same slightly bright morning.
They watched the same scenery through the windows, smelt the same smell, heard the same Canon in D the neighbor played.
They walked across the same road covered with yellow leaves. They stepped the same grass.
They kissed the same baby. They both knew the baby had a lovely white hat.
The memory of each other was only a piece of unclear telephone number.
Memory became fuzzy day by day; they both doubt whether that fantastic afternoon was true or just a fairytale dream.
They received letters from the same mailman on the same day.
They were so close while so far.
The city was just like a labyrinth with no end. She sometimes found herself lose the direction.
The city was just like a prison with no windows. He sometimes found himself asphyxial.
In the end, they decided to leave this cold city and go to a warm place.
He turned right still.
She turned left still.
The snow fell silently.
"I want to ask them
if they don't remember---
but I know the answer.
No, they don't remember.
They'd be amazed to hear
That Chance has been toying with them
now for years."
-----Love at First Sight
How Are Snow Globes Made?
Snow globes were first introduced at the Paris Exposition fair in 1889. Water globes were introduced in a far smaller size than the modern version of the popular holiday item. The first snow globe featured powdery white flakes flowing around a scaled version of the Eiffel Tower. Snow globes became a fashionable item to own throughout Europe, and featured wedding bouquets, miniature dolls and military medals
Snow Globes Travel to America
- A German company developed snow globes depicting American city names, and introduced the novelties to the United States. Pennsylvania resident Joseph Garaja received a snow globe patent in 1929, and began mass-producing a myriad of snow globe styles. The introduction of plastic into the marketplace allowed inexpensive snow globes production and wider use as tourist attraction souvenirs. During the 1970s snow globes and technology merged, allowing the creation of music and moving figures inside the globe domes
Snow Globe Liquid
- The exact recipe of liquid inside snow globes is tightly guarded as a trade secret. Multiple recipes exist for a low cost home craft version of the snow globe. The water-like mixture allows snow particles to float around the globe when it is shaken. Homemade snow globes are often plagued by murky water after a short period of use. Liquid used inside the snow globe is comprised of light oil and a mixture of water and antifreeze. Components found in the mixture also include glycerin and glycol, which prevent the "snowflakes" from falling to the bottom of the globe too quickly after being shaken
Snow Globes "Snowflakes"
- Soap flakes are used in homemade versions of snow globes, and were the original material used to create an illusion of a falling snow. Modern and mass produced snow globes feature minuscule white plastic particles. The lightweight plastic flows inside the globe and eventually settles at the base when movement of the globe ceases. Snow globes, which possess moving figurines, stir the plastic particles, increasing the time the "snow" floats around the globe
Filling the Glass Globe
- The glass globe is produced in the same manner as typical glass bowls. A rubber cap with a threaded ring is added to the lip of the globe, to prevent liquid from leaking. The snow globe figurine is mounted with water resistant glue to the center of the rubber ring. If the snow globe features moving parts, the figurine is screwed onto the rubber ring and attached to a small crank mechanism housed beneath the ring
Attaching the Snow Globe Base
- A wooden or plastic base in then screwed onto the threaded rubber ring, securing the globe in place while holding the entire project upside down, preventing the plastic snowflakes and liquid from spilling. Crank boxes are mounted into the globe base for models, which play music or possess moving figurines. A lever, which turns by hand, or a slot for battery-powered movement, is connected to the globe base. Snow globes are created both by hand and through the use of assembly machines
How Does a Snow Globe Work?
Make It Snow
- The best part about making a snow globe 'work' is that it usually only takes a gentle shake, winding a key or pushing a switch to activate one. Years ago, snow globes only worked by someone turning one upside down and setting it back on a tabletop, then watching the minute bits of pretend snow swirl around inside the globe before settling. Perhaps your grandmother had one that had been crafted by an expert glassblower who made the fragile bubble working over an open flame
Machines and People
- Modern snow globes are made by machines, hundreds of them at a time. The globes are released from the machinery and set aside to cool. Once they're cool enough to handle, the neck edges are trimmed. The base scene, which is really much smaller than it looks through the globe (the curve of the globe magnifies the scene inside) is selected and then glued to the base. Some base scenes are still hand-carved or handmade, but most of these, too, are produced by machines. If the snow globe is also a music box, the base will have a music box motor installed in it and a hole drilled for the stem of the winding key to pass through. A musical snow globe can be key-wound or electronic, so it, too, takes a person to make it work
Handle with Care
- The trimmed neck of the glass globe next has a thin line of strong glue applied to it, and then the globe is set in place over the scene, fitting into a small channel carved into the base. Once the glue dries, the globe is turned upside down and filled with a special liquid, leaving just a tiny air bubble that shouldn't be visible once the globe is upright again. This is all usually done by machine, too. That special liquid is necessary because ordinary water, even distilled water, would eventually become murky, or the scene inside the globe would be shrouded by algae. The liquid also contains a chemical to keep the "snow" from getting stuck to the floor of the globe and unable to be dispersed when shaken
Work That's Fun
- A gentle shake or just tipping it usually is enough to start the snowstorm inside the globe. Some snow globes even have a tiny blower inside that blows air through the globe so the "blizzard" lasts until you turn the switch to stop it
Keeping It Working
- Snow globes are very fragile, so keep in mind they won't work if curious little fingers try to pry the globe apart from the base or wind the music box key too tightly. If you break a snow globe, be extremely careful picking up the pieces, and don't let pets or babies run across the floor until you've wiped up the liquid, swept and vacuumed the floor
How to Repair Snow Globes?
Although merely decorative bric-a-brac, snow globes may hold much sentimental value to the owner. When these keepsakes break, do not throw them away. They are quite simple to repair and make as new. It is even possible to customize them, add snow or glitter and leave the globes even more special than they once were
- Drive three or four nails into the scrap wood just wide enough to hold the glass globe in place upside down
- Remove all vestiges of the broken snow globe glass from the snow globe base
- Save whatever snow you can from the old globe water and allow to dry. Alternatively, purchase new snow globe snow or glitter from a local craft supply store
- Measure the amount of distilled water needed by filling up the globe and inserting the base upside down into the globe. Perform this step over a sink to catch the extra water that may come out
- Remove an additional 2 tbsp. of water from the globe. If you wish to add glitter or snow, increase to 3 tbsp. to allow room
- Mix 2 tsp. of glycerin into the globe's distilled water and stir until dissolved
- Add glitter or snow
- Line the rim of the globe glass with underwater glue. Follow the manufacturer's instructions as to quantity and setting
- Insert the snow globe base gently upside down onto the globe and allow to dry
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