Dresdens come in many different sizes and designs; often, they are cut with antique dies that have been in use for decades. For many of our ornaments, we stacked a few Dresdens, giving the end result a more detailed and dimensional look. 

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BRYAN GARDNER
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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

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Step 1

Cut a 10 1/2-inch length from 38-millimeter ribbon or a 14½-inch length from 50-millimeter ribbon. Hand-sew a loose running stitch along ribbon edge, gathering fabric as you go. Pinching gathered fabric, pull needle out and pull thread taut. Backstitch to hold gathers in place. Stitch together the two short ribbon ends.

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Step 2

Glue Dresden to center of rosette. Stitch on a jump ring for hanging; add wire to jump ring to hang ornament.

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