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Announcement    Stained glass and fused glass items designed and carefully handmade by me: window panels and sun catchers, night lights and lamps, jewelry boxes and platters. Ancient art form in modern context.


Last updated on 06 Feb, 2018

Stained glass and fused glass items designed and carefully handmade by me: window panels and sun catchers, night lights and lamps, jewelry boxes and platters. Ancient art form in modern context.


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About FleetingStillness

Sales 3,247
On Etsy since 2009

I love to design and make stained glass. I love the process. I love the challenge.

I am not your typical stained glass artist. I am not sure if such a thing even exists, but if it did, I would not fit the description. I did not go to art school, I did not grow up in a family of artists, I actually have not taken any stained glass classes ever.

Growing up in a country far-far away I knew I would not become an artist. I have to thank my parents for exposing me to art and art history from a very early age. My father has taught me a lot, from drawing to basic carpentry skills. My mom taught me how to sew, my aunt - how to knit. However, it was always implied that I would follow in my parents' footsteps and become an engineer. And I did not mind that at all - I loved math.

Twenty years later, already in the USA and married, I was working hard on advancing my IT career. I still enjoyed crafting now and then, but could not settle on a medium. One day on a whim I bought a small crate with stained glass at a yard sale. At home I went through it and, in addition to glass, found a book and a few tools. I began to flip through the book and realized that I was in possession of a basic kit, so I actually could follow the instructions. That evening I cut my first pieces of glass, wrapped them in foil and soldered them together. Suddenly I made my first stained glass panel and it came naturally to me.

Glass was the medium I was looking for and I fell in love with it instantly. Perpetually cut and punctured fingers and broken nails could not stop me. Over the next ten years I have learned a lot and eventually started to design my own panels. With practice came an understanding of glass as a medium, and I learned to make less cuts and achieve the effect I desired with cleaner, simpler lines. Now the process of designing and then making a piece gives me a zen-like feeling. With my career and my kids' full schedules I run a crazy race every day, and my workroom is where I rest.

When I found Etsy, it turned out to be the perfect platform for me, because it allowed me to keep my own pace, to make what I was inspired to make, and to offer my ideas to the world. I joined Etsy in December of 2009 and it has been a great experience.

I am a mom, a wife, and a software engineer. And as if this is not enough, I really-really-REALLY enjoy designing and making stained glass.

Shop members

  • Alla

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Photographer

    Hello and welcome! I love working with glass and making anything and everything I can dream of and am able to execute - stained glass panels and fused glass platters, lamps and sun catchers, candle holders and night lights.

Shop policies

Last updated on 09 May, 2022
Welcome to Fleeting Stillness!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


Please submit your payment at the time of purchase.


SHIPPING PRICES ARE CALCULATED BY ETSY based on your address, package size and weight.

I double-box all my larger items, which makes the size of the package significantly larger than the size of the item - better safe than sorry. Insurance is included in the shipping charge and your item will be insured for the price you are paying for it. I am not responsible for lost or stolen items, so for larger and more expensive items I will require signature confirmation.

Outside of the USA - Please note that I am NOT RESPONSIBLE for covering or notifying you about any fees, taxes or customs duties imposed by your country.

Additional policies and FAQs

If you have any questions about my works, purchasing or shipping please convo me. I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Most commissions are welcome. I do not do repairs. Pricing for custom orders depends on complexity and size. I will send you detailed sketches and photos of glass for approval, and start work only after I receive your approval. Please note that after work is started, custom orders are not refundable.

I design my patterns myself, so all designs are copyright Alla Sharkova unless otherwise stated. Please do not copy or reproduce my designs without my permission.


This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

Information I Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I am located i the US, so I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Alla Sharkova, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at alla [!at] fleetingstillness.com.
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customise for your shop.