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Barb and Dave Zinkhan's Profile

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Welcome and thanks for your interest! We are Barbara and Dave in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our sidekick is Savannah, a rescued English Springer Spaniel dog.

Dave began as Odyssey Stained Glass in the mid 1970's. When my husband and I met in 2003, I started making Victorian ornaments to spend time together as he did his glass work. They were a hit and over the years they have become more and more elegant, elaborate and detailed. Instead of taking less time, they are taking longer because of all the quality and care I put into making each one. Each of these ornaments becomes a work of individualism, art and passion for me. I want to create an ornament for every type of person that will match their personality, or someone they love. After all, the reason they even exist is because of love. Over time, we have designed and created multimedia stained glass pieces together as well. While most of what…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 20
  • Joined November 29, 2008

Favorite materials

Stained glass, Swarovski crystals, beaded fringe, beaded fabric trim, ribbons, silk flowers, feathers, lace, jewelry beads of all kinds

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About

Welcome and thanks for your interest! We are Barbara and Dave in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our sidekick is Savannah, a rescued English Springer Spaniel dog.

Dave began as Odyssey Stained Glass in the mid 1970's. When my husband and I met in 2003, I started making Victorian ornaments to spend time together as he did his glass work. They were a hit and over the years they have become more and more elegant, elaborate and detailed. Instead of taking less time, they are taking longer because of all the quality and care I put into making each one. Each of these ornaments becomes a work of individualism, art and passion for me. I want to create an ornament for every type of person that will match their personality, or someone they love. After all, the reason they even exist is because of love. Over time, we have designed and created multimedia stained glass pieces together as well. While most of what we sell on Etsy is small and shippable, Dave can do large window panels as well. Having created silk creations for years as well, that has evolved to now include bridal. Together we like to think that we are making the world a more beautiful place one creation at a time.

For years we worked full time jobs during the day and did what we love at night and worked on building up our "pallet" of supplies for years hoping to someday retire and just do this. We did some shows, then found Etsy, and now currently exclusively only do Etsy and custom orders. We both retired in 2014 and now work Etsy full time between this shop, my jewelry shop at www.BZOriginals.Etsy.com and a supplies shop at www.OdysseyCache.Etsy.com.

We have developed an extensive supplies "pallet" from sheets upon sheets of stained glass, over 250 styles of beaded fringe, a 7' x 20' wall of silk flowers, an equally large wall of ribbon and cabinets of beads. Our studio now envelopes our entire basement. We have the materials to custom make creations just for you in whatever colors you need.

Quality, integrity and loving care go into everything we do, right down to the packaging and making sure you get your purchase and are happy with it. We use quality materials, and everything is made just as if we were making it for the most special person in the world - and that would be you!

CUSTOM ORDERS ARE WELCOME! We do require a 50% deposit with the balance plus shipping due upon completion. It is helpful to see pictures of the room where a floral wall decor item is going to be, or a dress or accessory to match for a bridal bouquet. Please contact me if you are interest in a customized piece for your wedding, business or home.

VICTORIAN ORNAMENTS: © Design Idea Copyright by Odyssey Creations – 2003

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and our work! Stop back regularly as we post new items often. If you don’t see something new, it’s because we are busy making more beautiful things.

Barbara and Dave Zinkhan - Odyssey Creations, Fort Collins, Colorado

MAKING THE WORLD A MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE, ONE CREATION AT A TIME.

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