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Nutcracker, Ballet Girl and the Mouse

A nutcracker is an instrument used to crack nuts, typically consisting of two hinged metal levers between which the nut is squeezed. The tool is designed to crack open all sorts of nuts, and usually resembles a pair of pliers.

While a nutcracker doll, also known as Christmas nutcrackers, are decorative nutcracker figurines most commonly made to resemble a toy soldier and are often painted in bright colours. Nutcracker usually made in the form of wood carvings of a soldier, knight, king, or other profession and have existed since at least the 15th century.

Figurative nutcrackers are a good luck symbol in Germany. It said to represent power and strength, serving somewhat like a watchdog guarding against danger. To ward evil spirits and serves as a messenger of good luck and good will.

Along with the nutcracker, mouse king as the enemy and the ballet girl has become a Christmas story that brought many memories of our childhood. Throughout the story, it makes us believe that we should never be afraid to create and imagine even in the toughest obstacle we faced.

And to welcome this soon Christmas day, these cute clay charm embellishments are one of a perfect embellishment for your craft to have. You can always grab some from craftymood.com.

                                         

Clay Charm Embellishment

 

Sources:

www.thoughtco.com ; wikipedia.com ; craftymood.com