I have created two sweet ornaments with tiny hand sculpted "Maminka's" of papier mache. They were hand painted, situated in their little boxes with a background cut of vintage postcards. The boxes are then covered in vintage papers, sealed with beveled glass and soldered. They feature a curly hook soldered on and a rayon ribbon. Dangling from the hook are vintage charms. I think they make a unique tiny work of art that you can hang on your tree or leave hanging year round!
The only problem is trying to get a good photo of them. The beveled glass and reflection is a real challenge.