OliviaDesignLab

Handmade glass items, custom orders are welcome.

Málaga, Andalusia

Announcement    Welcome to the Lab!.
IMPORTANT : Notice that some countries, like Australia, has closed borders due to COVID 19, so they do not allow shipments until further order. Take count of this if you place an order, thank you :)

Handmade glass items 100% done by me :
I cut the glass, I weld the tin, I make my own hoops, hinges and closures.
So, feel free to ask for a custom glass item. I love Custom orders!
By placing an order, you confirm that you have read and accepted my shop policies. Custom orders are welcome, just convo me =)

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 9, 2020

Welcome to the Lab!.
IMPORTANT : Notice that some countries, like Australia, has closed borders due to COVID 19, so they do not allow shipments until further order. Take count of this if you place an order, thank you :)

Handmade glass items 100% done by me :
I cut the glass, I weld the tin, I make my own hoops, hinges and closures.
So, feel free to ask for a custom glass item. I love Custom orders!
By placing an order, you confirm that you have read and accepted my shop policies. Custom orders are welcome, just convo me =)

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About OliviaDesignLab

Sales 267
On Etsy since 2015

You will love handmade glass objects as I do :)

Hi, I'm Olivia and my first glass pyramid was a disaster XD
If anything characterizes me is the passion and perseverance for the design, drawing and work related to the glass. This last I've noticed recently. Tiffany technique began by chance, I always liked the art deco, in 2005 a close friend was doing a course of tiffany technique so I decided to try. I did not know that there were such courses here in Malaga (Spain) and in my city...
I worked then (2005-2009) as an interior designer at an architectural firm in Marbella,
I worked from 10 to 19h and from 20 to 22h I went to the tiffany course twice a week.
Then it was a hobby, I had no space at home and it's not something you can do in the kitchen or living room, glass chips is not something you want to find in your food !. Then came the crisis and my company closed and two months after I was pregnant of my first child.

After a few months of well-deserved rest I created my website for online interior design plans service www.necesitounplano.com. Working for someone else and having children is not easy, times are difficult and children are to enjoy, so I decided that I had to make a living on my own. With my second pregnancy I had to leave my site and I had no motivation to continue, now I use it as my CV online. Nowadays, I'm making plans and drawings for architects and professional and I'm posting pictures on my Facebook profile when I have time :) www.facebook.com/necesitounplano/
Being a mother teaches you to prioritize and be practical, Facebook is easier than Wordpress XDD

I discovered Etsy in 2012 by chance and I opened a shop LeRayonDeSoleil selling cross stitch patterns and tutorials to make jewelry with glass beads, glass again!! ;) . Since I can remember, I have always had glass beads, shells from the beach and I made pendants, bracelets ... with the development of technologies making cross stitch patterns is relatively simple, tutorials are more work and with two small children and small bright colored glass pieces it becomes not safe. The store is successful, it is very fun to do custom patterns, I like to make someone happy when doing something special for them :). I hope I will return to make tutorials soon!

In 2015 my father decided it was time to do something and gave me a place that had been a cellar for 10 years. OliviaDesignLAB was born, thanks to my parents, without them none of this would not be possible. I dusted off all my tools and my glasses and I started to work, I had to learn to cut, weld again and learn to weld 3D ! (Thanks to all who publish tutorials on youtube). I also do everything that carries a brand: the store, suppliers, items, samples, pictures, descriptions in two languages, politicies and selling outside Etsy: rates, find distributors, packaging, children, home, plans, patterns ... !!!.
That's why the shop was created in May 2015 but I listed my first item in February 2016 !!!. We had to empty the cellar, do some work, organize the workshop. After, the summer with 2 kids on vacation for two months !. We moved to another location, back to school, buying glass and tin for the entire sample which takes a lot of time with their mistakes and successes ... all the bank holidays, an streetmarket, come child cold, Christmas that lasts three weeks here !! ... Blessed February ;D.

Make this description has helped me to know what I made during that time among other things, sometimes we think that we are doing anything just because things are going slowly but there are processes that are slow. There are also people who do not appreciate the work behind a glass object that seems simple but behind it there are many hours of skilled labor and hand crafted as well as the infrastructure that entails.

It is important to be persistent and have a restless mind eager to learn. I love what I do, no matter how many times you try it, love is power and I want to do things for people like you, who appreciates quality, design, which supports the craftsman, all mothers who want to have a family, care for their children and still be economically independent. It is very difficult but not impossible, I keep trying, I'm here :)

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  • Olivia

    Owner, I Do Everything!

    Hi, I'm Olivia and my first glass pyramid was a disaster XD If anything characterizes me is the passion and perseverance for the design, drawing and work related to the glass. In 2005 a friend was doing a course of tiffany so I decided to try...

Shop policies

Last updated on November 22, 2018
Welcome to the Lab ;D!

From 22th November, I can not assure that your order will arrive for Christmas Day. Just orders placed before December 1st and sent by express service (upon request) would be on time.

By placing an order, you confirm having read and accepted my shop policies. Custom orders are welcome, just convo me =)

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
About RETURNS

If for any reason you are not happy, please contact me within 7 days of receiving the item in order to be eligible to return it. Due to our policy, I’ll refund you the cost of the item that you purchased less a 25% credit fee on your item prices, but only after you return the item to the Lab and I receive it in perfect conditions. Return shipping on refunds will be at the expense of the purchaser.

Items should be returned in the original packaging. Please, make a secure packaging so it gets to me in perfect conditions. Please ask for delivery confirmation as I can not be held responsible for loss in transit and also note that refund is not possible if the item arrives damaged.

About LOST PACKAGES

If an item gets lost and doesn't arrive to destination, despite correct mailing address, I will provide credit store equal to the price of the lost item. However, I will need confirmation from the parcel service company that the item was lost.

About DAMAGED ITEMS

If an item is severely damaged when it arrives to destination, please contact me within 24 hours with a photo of the damage incurred to your item. I don't provide full refund for items damaged in transit but we offer replacement free of charge. Please note that any request made later than 24 hours & without a proof won’t be considered as a eligible request. Once you provide a proof that the item is damaged, I’ll offer you a replacement of the product you purchased and supply you a brand new item free of charge as soon as possible. Sorry, I don't provide refund for shipping cost and the buyer is responsible to cover the shipping of the replacement.

About UNCLAIMED PARCELS

Buyers are responsible to track&trace their orders and arrange a redelivery with their local post offices or parcel service if necessary.

Once a package is stated unclaimed despite correct mailing address, the recipient has to contact the post office in order to arrange a redelivery or has to pick up the package from the local post office. Otherwise it will be returned to me. I will arrange a reshipment for the returned parcels as soon as I receive them in our LAB but only if the buyer agrees to cover the reshipment cost.

About ORDER CANCELATION

I don't accept cancellations.
Please, contact me if you have any problems with your order.

About CUSTOM ORDERS

Custom orders are non-refundable, payment must be fully cleared before production.
Payment
I accepts payment using credit card and through PayPal.

My products are made to order just for you.
The production process starts once the order is placed and payment has been cleared. Each listing usually takes 3 - 5 working days, depending on current orders amount. If you need your item sooner, just contact me before ordering.

If you have any doubt or question just convo me :)
Shipping
About SHIPPING

Every service includes tracking number for packages, so you can track your order from internet.

International deliveries may take 1-6 weeks depending on the destination country. It may take a little bit longer due to some conditions such as bad weather/rush season/holidays. Please note that delivery times are out of my control. Shipping times are estimates and I do not guarantee them nor make me responsible for any possible delay.

IMPORTANT NOTE
I need your phone number in your order note or just send me a message. It is required for a better shipping experience.

Please make sure that you’re supplying me the correct shipping address for your order. If I ship to the address you supplied and it was an error on your part then I am not responsible for this error.

If you have any doubt or question just convo me :)

About the PACKAGING

I make sure that each and every object is securely packaged. Feel free to contact me for multiple purchases and we'll be glad to set up a custom order for you with appropriate shipping cost.

Buyers are responsible for all duties, taxes, levies or fees incurred at point of entry to the buyer's country.
Additional policies and FAQs
This stained glass object has been handcrafted from 2 mm clear glass.
After the design and prototype steps, the process of create each item starts by cutting each piece of glass. Then, edges are filed, cleaned and copper foiled.
Next, pieces are perfectly assembled and soldered together.
The final steps are to wash, polish, apply patina if desired, and wax each piece until it shines.

About CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Wash it gently, dry the glass with microfiber swab, do not use chemicals on it. You can wax it with a proper material such as furniture or car wax for more shiny and new look. But, note that some waxes may remove the patina so please try it first on an unseen area on the object to see the result and then apply to all.

Do not scratch the solder lines cause the patina can be harmed. The product is harmless to human health but it is not suitable for contain any kind of food.

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