Does this Nutcracker seem a bit stiff? He belongs in a castle--perhaps even yours! From the beginning, each extraordinary holiday treasure is created in artisanal Polish factories by a talented team of artists and craftsmen. Each piece is meticulously crafted by hand, using methods that date back to the Renaissance era. The artists put careful thought and thorough hard work into carving and molding, and they perform the glass blowing and silvering steps with passion and dedication. The process continues as each delicate detail is hand-painted to complete the Christopher Radko ornament. The entire process takes weeks to complete and requires unparalleled skill.