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Slide 0: Smithsonian Byers' Choice® Carolers Couple
Smithsonian Byers' Choice® Carolers Couple
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

For these collectible Smithsonian exclusives, the joy is always in the details! Festively garbed in fabric outfits and bearing song sheets or holiday décor, the MAN with “cable knit” sweater carries a lantern; the WOMAN with plaid skirt and fluffy scarf, a wreath. Hand-painted clay faces. This Smithsonian Byers’ Choice® Carolers Couple is handmade in the U.S.A.

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Slide 1: 24K Gold-Infused Murano Christmas Trees
24K Gold-Infused Murano Christmas Trees
Handmade and mouthblown on the Venetian island of Murano, these glistening 24k Gold-Infused Murano Christmas Trees are infused with 24k gold to create the look of newly fallen snow.

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Slide 2: Smithsonian Festive Gemstone Holly Necklace
Smithsonian Festive Gemstone Holly Necklace
Absolute holiday elegance, this stunning Smithsonian Festive Gemstone Holly Necklace is composed of quartz crystal, red shell pearl, and aventurine, twined in a sterling silver wire, threaded with ruby zoisite and jade beads. Sterling silver findings. Handmade in the U.S.A. Natural variations will occur.
 
Slide 3: Mouse Cave Pet Bed
Mouse Cave Pet Bed
Cats and some small dogs will love hiding, playing, and sleeping in this comfy Mouse Cave Pet Bed. Handcrafted by women’s collectives in Nepal, the lanolin-rich blend of Tibetan and New Zealand wool keeps the bed naturally clean. Can be machine washed and air dried.
 
Slide 4: Sea Turtle on Coral Sculpture
Sea Turtle on Coral Sculpture
Exceptionally artistic and perfectly balanced, this heavyweight solid brass Sea Turtle on Coral Sculpture—a sea turtle appearing to swim below the surface of the ocean—is hand cast using the ancient lost-wax technique. Marble base. Protected underside.
 
Slide 5: Murano Glass Aquarium
Murano Glass Aquarium
SPECIAL VALUE AT $199.95
(Originally $220.00)


Experience the tranquil pleasure of a tropical fish aquarium without the need for feeding and maintenance. Beautifully expressing the strong tie between the tiny islands of Venice and the briny lagoon in which they reside, this Murano Glass Aquarium is handmade by Murano glass blowers. Colorful fish, underwater reeds, and decorations are created from glass rods, called murrina, then skillfully embedded (while nearly molten) within the glass “tank” of this enchanting Murano Glass Aquarium. The result is a masterful illusion of movement made more vibrant and magical in natural light. Each will vary, making it truly one-of-a-kind.
 
Slide 6: Reversible Flower-Embroidered Alpaca-Blend Cardigan
Reversible Flower-Embroidered Alpaca-Blend Cardigan
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Handcrafted by Peruvian artisans, this casually elegant sweater is lyrically hand-embroidered, front and back, with charming floral designs. This Reversible Flower-Embroidered Alpaca-Blend Cardigan reverses from blue to black, with embroidery on both sides. Figure-skimming shape with single-button closure. Alpaca/Acrylic. Made in Peru.
 
Slide 7: Kashmiri Hand-Carved Wooden Book/Tablet Easel
Kashmiri Hand-Carved Wooden Book/Tablet Easel
A functional work of art on its own, this 3-position, fold-flat Kashmiri Hand-Carved Wooden Book/Tablet Easel supports and displays a book or electronic tablet for easy reading. Exquisitely hand-carved with a Kashmiri-inspired floral vine motif, this is a sustainably harvested sheesham wood stand.
 
Slide 8: Men's Zigzag Alpaca Sweater
Men's Zigzag Alpaca Sweater
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

An ancient pattern in Bolivian culture, the zigzag design of this comfy Men's Zigzag Alpaca Sweater is hand-loomed in 16 different colors. 100% superfine alpaca. Handmade in Bolivia.
 
Slide 9: Altiplano Stripes Alpaca Scarf
Altiplano Stripes Alpaca Scarf
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Accessorize with style and exceptionally lightweight warmth. This colorful, fringed Altiplano Stripes Alpaca Scarf is intricately hand-loomed with alpaca yarns. Handmade in Bolivia.
 
Slide 10: Smithsonian Murano Christmas Charms Necklace
Smithsonian Murano Christmas Charms Necklace
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Handmade Murano glass delights in the shape of gifts, stars, ornaments, a tree, and a snowman—some infused with gold foil—bead this charming Smithsonian Murano Christmas Charms Necklace. Metal chain. Lobster clasp. Handmade beads may vary slightly.
 
Slide 11: Limited Edition Musical Carousel Egg
Limited Edition Musical Carousel Egg
Handmade from a genuine goose egg and adorned with Czech crystals, this Limited Edition Musical Carousel Egg is an enchanting homage to Fabergé eggs. Gently turn the top half clockwise to hear The Blue Danube Waltz as the carousel turntable revolves. Gift boxed.
 
Slide 12: Woven Spirals Necklace
Woven Spirals Necklace
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The refined spiral design of this intricately woven Woven Spirals Necklace symbolizes eternal movement. Handmade in the U.S.A. by jewelry artisan Stelios Paraskevas, whose works have appeared in our Renwick Gallery. Gold-plated copper wire.
 
Slide 13: Smithsonian Chocolates Necklace
Smithsonian Chocolates Necklace
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Delectable AND sophisticated, this Venetian Smithsonian Chocolates Necklace intersperses mouthblown glass beads—"drizzled" chocolates, opaque orbs and discs, and faceted gems—with elegant metal tubes. Handmade in Venice, Italy, each bead will vary slightly.
 
Slide 14: Murano Handkerchief Bowl
Murano Handkerchief Bowl
Evoking fiery Venetian sunsets, this undulating Murano Handkerchief Bowl with cloud-white rim is mouthblown by a master glassmaker on the Venetian island of Murano.
 
Slide 15: Multi-Faceted Mosaic Pierced Earrings
Multi-Faceted Mosaic Pierced Earrings
Modern romance with an heirloom sensibility. These exquisite Multi-Faceted Mosaic Pierced Earrings present individually set faceted Swarovski® crystals in handcrafted silver-plated pewter settings. The design of premier American jewelry artist Patricia Locke, the Earrings feature French sterling silver earwires. Handmade in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 16: Multi-Faceted Mosaic Pin
Multi-Faceted Mosaic Pin
Modern romance with an heirloom sensibility. This exquisite Multi-Faceted Mosaic Pin presents individually set faceted Swarovski® crystals in handcrafted silver-plated pewter settings. The design of premier American jewelry artist Patricia Locke, the Pin is accented with a square semiprecious green aventurine stone. Handmade in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 17: Italian Cut Crystal Decanter
Italian Cut Crystal Decanter
Offer your finest pour in this spectacular Italian Cut Crystal Decanter with gorgeous ground glass stopper. A Venetian glass masterpiece reflecting centuries of once secret mouthblown artistry, the crisp undulations and colorful hand-painted swirls of this Cut Crystal Decanter are elegantly evocative of sails on the Venetian lagoon. Display this statuesque beauty on your buffet, bar or étagère. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Item contains 24% lead.
 
Slide 18: Mosaic Murano Glass Centerpiece Bowl
Mosaic Murano Glass Centerpiece Bowl
A mesmerizing kaleidoscope of brilliantly hued mouthblown glass transforms this bowl into a timeless centerpiece of modern art. Handcrafted by master artisans on the Venetian island of Murano. Each may vary.
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Slide 19: Baltic Amber Honeybee Pin
Baltic Amber Honeybee Pin
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A brilliant marriage of natural elements, the head and tail of this Baltic Amber Honeybee Pin is delicately fashioned from gem-quality Baltic amber in delectable shades of cognac and butterscotch. The finely wrought body and openwork wings are oxidized sterling silver. Natural variations will occur.
 
Slide 20: 24K Herringbone Necklace
24K Herringbone Necklace
Meticulously woven in a herringbone-inspired design, this gorgeous necklace with filigree ends showcases artisan Stelios Paraskevas’ mastery of 24k gold-plated copper wire. This 24K Herringbone Necklace is handmade in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 21: Dainty Lapis Hearts Necklace
Dainty Lapis Hearts Necklace
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This Dainty Lapis Hearts Necklace features dainty, bezel-set hearts of Andean lapis lazuli which are hand-cut by Chilean artisans, who also handcraft the sterling silver necklace chain.
 
Slide 22: Turquoise and Lapis "Feather" Link Pierced Earrings
Turquoise and Lapis "Feather" Link Pierced Earrings
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These striking Turquoise and Lapis "Feather" Link Pierced Earrings are exquisitely handcrafted from start to finish by Chilean lapidary artists, who employ techniques handed down for generations. Bezel set with pillowed cabochons of turquoise and lapis, the graduated dot-and-tab motif creates a gorgeous feather-inspired design. Sterling silver bezels, links, and findings. Natural variations will occur.
 
Slide 23: Filigree Butterfly Necklace
Filigree Butterfly Necklace
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These lacy, vintage-inspired butterfly pendants are exquisitely hand-set with Swarovski® crystals and accented with lavender enameling. Brass pendants, necklace chain, and findings. Adjustable necklace length. This Filigree Butterfly Necklace is handmade in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 24: Lapis Lazuli Link Necklace
Lapis Lazuli Link Necklace
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Fit for Incan royalty, this stunning Lapis Lazuli Link Necklace is handmade by Chilean artisans who hand-cut and inlay pillowed lapis lazuli—techniques passed down from generations before—into gleaming sterling silver settings. The graduated link designs are elegant and nuanced. Box safety clasp.
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Slide 25: Lapis Lazuli Link Bracelet
Lapis Lazuli Link Bracelet
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Fit for Incan royalty, this stunning Lapis Lazuli Link Bracelet is handmade by Chilean artisans who hand-cut and inlay pillowed lapis lazuli—techniques passed down from generations before—into gleaming sterling silver settings. The graduated link designs are elegant and nuanced. The bracelet features an edgy serpentine design. Box safety clasp.
 
Slide 26: Smithsonian Byers' Choice® Children Carolers
Smithsonian Byers' Choice® Children Carolers
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

For these collectible Smithsonian exclusives, the joy is always in the details! Festively garbed in fabric outfits and bearing song sheets or holiday décor, the BOY with collared jacket carries a nutcracker; the GIRL with lacy pantaloons has a snowman ornament. Hand-painted clay faces. These Smithsonian Byers' Choice Children Carolers® are handmade in the U.S.A.

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