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Upcycled Glass Linden Leaf and Seed, Unique Wedding Gift, Anniversary Gift

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Upcycled Glass Linden Leaf and Seed, Unique Wedding Gift, Anniversary Gift

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: recycled glass, copper rods, copper foil, lead free solder, ball bearing swivel
  • Made to order
  • Favorited by: 2084 people
  • Gift message available
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Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Description

Bottle glass from a Peroni beer bottle and a bottle with Vintners from 1882 (not really from 1882, eh?) on the label conspire to bring you a snap shot from nature--a linden leaf and seed combo...

It was sometime after my nephew Billy had wrecked my 1991 VW Vanagon (I'm pretty sure I saw him mouth the words "tranny drop" just before the incident) driving around the block in Farmington, and before he became Winnipeg's phenomenal pedal steel guitar player (thanks to an early dose of a bootlegged copy of "Uncle Brian Sings Frank Luther"). We were standing around on the first floor of my house, customary head nods and squinty eyes to boot, when Billy blurted out, "The basswood is my favorite tree, eh?"
He was spearheading some sort of forestry shenanigans in Winnipeg at the time, and wasn't one to be trifled with on the merits of trees. That was a few years back, but this leaf and seed rendering has been rattling around my subconscious since then. Lindens are called basswood in Canada, eh? and Lime in England, hã?

Recap: Upcycled Glass from various reclaimed and repurposed glass bottles are inspired by a Linden Leaf and Seed from a Minneapolis boulevard, to illuminate a lovely, Unique Wedding Gift, or unusual and beautiful Anniversary Gift. Or a simple gift for yourself!

Here's the deal on the leaf...it's almost 5 1/2" long by 3 1/2" wide with a 3" long copper rod stem and ball bearing swivel, and the blossom is about 3 1/2" long curled and almost an inch wide.

And don't forget, as in nature, slight variations are to be expected and celebrated...made to order, allow a couple of days before shipping.

I enjoy a natural patina as metals begin to oxidize in the scheme of things...silver solder lines and copper rods for leaf stems develop a lovely patina over time. In light, the pieces will present a dark solder line (I don't apply acid to the metals unless requested) and copper stems will appear dark with natural light. At night, the ambient light from indoors will give a different view, reflecting off the various metals.

Here's a link...if after reading my philosophy on copper and silver versus uniform black lines, you decide you still want the nitric acid patina... https://www.etsy.com/listing/561151716/black-patina-add-on-finish-art-piece
Bottle glass from a Peroni beer bottle and a bottle with Vintners from 1882 (not really from 1882, eh?) on the label conspire to bring you a snap shot from nature--a linden leaf and seed combo...

It was sometime after my nephew Billy had wrecked my 1991 VW Vanagon (I'm pretty sure I saw him mouth the words "tranny drop" just before the incident) driving around the block in Farmington, and before he became Winnipeg's phenomenal pedal steel guitar player (thanks to an early dose of a bootlegged copy of "Uncle Brian Sings Frank Luther"). We were standing around on the first floor of my house, customary head nods and squinty eyes to boot, when Billy blurted out, "The basswood is my favorite tree, eh?"
He was spearheading some sort of forestry shenanigans in Winnipeg at the time, and wasn't one to be trifled with on the merits of trees. That was a few years back, but this leaf and seed rendering has been rattling around my subconscious since then. Lindens are called basswood in Canada, eh? and Lime in England, hã?

Recap: Upcycled Glass from various reclaimed and repurposed glass bottles are inspired by a Linden Leaf and Seed from a Minneapolis boulevard, to illuminate a lovely, Unique Wedding Gift, or unusual and beautiful Anniversary Gift. Or a simple gift for yourself!

Here's the deal on the leaf...it's almost 5 1/2" long by 3 1/2" wide with a 3" long copper rod stem and ball bearing swivel, and the blossom is about 3 1/2" long curled and almost an inch wide.

And don't forget, as in nature, slight variations are to be expected and celebrated...made to order, allow a couple of days before shipping.

I enjoy a natural patina as metals begin to oxidize in the scheme of things...silver solder lines and copper rods for leaf stems develop a lovely patina over time. In light, the pieces will present a dark solder line (I don't apply acid to the metals unless requested) and copper stems will appear dark with natural light. At night, the ambient light from indoors will give a different view, reflecting off the various metals.

Here's a link...if after reading my philosophy on copper and silver versus uniform black lines, you decide you still want the nitric acid patina... https://www.etsy.com/listing/561151716/black-patina-add-on-finish-art-piece

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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

Your satisfaction is my top priority. If you want to return or exchange an item, I will accept it back within the first 7 days of receipt. The item must return in a new and unused condition, in its original packaging.

Please contact me about returning in advance.

Custom Orders are not refundable. I try and provide as much information about the process--including progress reports with photographs--which require approval before each stage is embarked upon.

Refunds will be issued through PayPal or Direct Checkout, less the shipping costs.

Shipping policies

USPS Priority and Priority International--sure it's more expensive, but your stuff isn't rattling around with seventy pound dumb-bell sets and concrete slabs!

Korrvu packaging cartons are uncannily cool--your glass piece is actually suspended between film in the center of the carton! For smaller sun catchers, I may use foam wrap, inside a bubble wrap mailer, inside a corrugated carton.

First Class Mail International and Parcel Post is another option if you're not in a hurry and trust the Korrvu packaging carton (they're pretty indestructible)--in most cases, shipping costs would drop dramatically from Priority and Priority International. Send me a convo with what you're looking at, and I can figure out the USPS cost before you buy.

Odds n Ends regarding International Orders...

If you desire insurance, please indicate in "Message to Seller" upon purchase and continue payment. You will receive an invoice with the remaining balance.

Additionally...

I do not refund for packages lost/unclaimed/undeliverable.
I am not responsible for taxes and duties that may incur. All international orders are marked "Merchandise" and will not be marked as "Gift" as this is illegal for my business.

Please check your customs policies to ensure safe delivery.
USPS Priority and Priority International--sure it's more expensive, but your stuff isn't rattling around with seventy pound dumb-bell sets and concrete slabs!

Korrvu packaging cartons are uncannily cool--your glass piece is actually suspended between film in the center of the carton! For smaller sun catchers, I may use foam wrap, inside a bubble wrap mailer, inside a corrugated carton.

First Class Mail International and Parcel Post is another option if you're not in a hurry and trust the Korrvu packaging carton (they're pretty indestructible)--in most cases, shipping costs would drop dramatically from Priority and Priority International. Send me a convo with what you're looking at, and I can figure out the USPS cost before you buy.

Odds n Ends regarding International Orders...

If you desire insurance, please indicate in "Message to Seller" upon purchase and continue payment. You will receive an invoice with the remaining balance.

Additionally...

I do not refund for packages lost/unclaimed/undeliverable.
I am not responsible for taxes and duties that may incur. All international orders are marked "Merchandise" and will not be marked as "Gift" as this is illegal for my business.

Please check your customs policies to ensure safe delivery.

Additional policies

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