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- The glass snow globes are embedded on the base
- You can put the musical snow globes everywhere all according your personal preference, cars, bedroom, and so on
- Wring the clockwork under the base, a melodious music will be played to make you happy
- The musical snow globe reminds all your sweet memories when the music plays
- This glass snow globes are also the excellent gifts
- When music playing, the carousel in the globe will rotate
- Plays the tune "Castle In The Sky"
- Color: White
- Material: Height: Ceramic & Resin
- Size: 16 x 10cm/6.3 x 3.9in (H x Dia.)
- The winter snow scene theme glass snow globes are stylish
- The sweet music will be played to amuse you and the snow will float, when you wringing the clockwork under the base
- Detail of the house and trees covered snow of the music snow globe
- The base features beautiful snow scene to add winter atmosphere
- When the melodious music is playing, the snow will float
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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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Bought this item on11-23-2010
- Other Thoughts: Because I needed a specific size, for the object I wanted to place within the musical snow globe, I was forced to guess how big the neck opening was; it proved to be too small; a refund of the purchase price was provided; All in all, it is nice globe!
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Bought this item on11-09-2010
- Other Thoughts: This musical globe looks nice, but I am really looking for a larger DIY one. Never tried making one before so I'm looking forward to it. I too would like to gather some sand and shells this Summer. I'd also like to add a polymer clay seahorse, if I can find one
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Bought this item on10-31-2010
- Other Thoughts: Musical Globe was as expected and a good product with a good rubber seal, etc. However, for some reason the enclosed snow was flying when you move it, really nice. For the snow globe, obviously all I wanted was white snow. That much was disappointing. I tried to make snow out of eggshells which was somewhat disappointing. Other than that it is a solid product.
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Bought this item on10-19-2010
- Other Thoughts: I bought this snow globe because I thought it was neat and I'm just getting into puzzles. My daughter loves to help me when she gets home from school and she's 5. I would recommend this to anyone as it is a fun puzzle.
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Bought this item on10-12-2010
- Other Thoughts: What a fun Musical Snow Globe! I had a fovorite snow globe music box that sprung a leak, and I was so happy to find this item so I could re-construct the one I had enjoyed! Not difficult, was fun to do, and I got an extra so I can make up my very own for myself or a loved one!
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Bought this item on09-30-2010
- Other Thoughts: Got this music snow globe earlier than expected. Xmas gift that my mother will love. If ever have to order again, seller will be trusted and preferred. Thanks guys
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Bought this item on09-21-2010
- Other Thoughts: An exceptionally nice and professional-looking music snow globe, especially considering the price. My only major complaint is that the instructions were poorly photocopied to the point where illustrations were useless. I had a lot of difficulty inserting the rubber gasket into the globe, but with some lubricant (as they suggest), I was able to get it in. I eventually ended up with a larger air bubble than I would've liked due to spillage, but I was very happy with the final product. This is a great idea for a personalized gift, but make sure you have time (and patience).
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Bought this item on09-08-2010
- Other Thoughts: I had purchased a tinkerbell globe from disney which arrived broken. After receiving a second one I carefully repackaged this snow globe as a gift and it too managed to break and leak before the poor child got to open it. I then decided to purchase this one and its so cute and well made. What you cant see in the picture is that there are little snowflake in the globe which float when you shake it. <br/>Think I'll stick with Jim Shore!
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