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I am a stained glass artist working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Blaine Washington, 100 miles north of Seattle. (I put Seattle as my location because it is the closest recognizable large city). Over the years I have jumped from different art medias, but finally ended up with the best craft ~ stained glass. What drew me to it was how beautiful glass can be. It can look one way with the light in front and look another color with the light behind. The colors are also endless. I have had the pleasure of working with glass for over 10 years now, starting out making items for friends and selling at local craft fairs. I now sell wholesale to a few stores in our area, create commission work, participate in juried art events, and donate to local causes.

I HAVE 2 ETSY STORES! Check out my crazy nightlights: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SwansonGlassDesign…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 14
  • Joined January 27, 2008

Favorite materials

glass, marbles, base metals, stained glass, recycled materials

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I am a stained glass artist working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Blaine Washington, 100 miles north of Seattle. (I put Seattle as my location because it is the closest recognizable large city). Over the years I have jumped from different art medias, but finally ended up with the best craft ~ stained glass. What drew me to it was how beautiful glass can be. It can look one way with the light in front and look another color with the light behind. The colors are also endless. I have had the pleasure of working with glass for over 10 years now, starting out making items for friends and selling at local craft fairs. I now sell wholesale to a few stores in our area, create commission work, participate in juried art events, and donate to local causes.

I HAVE 2 ETSY STORES! Check out my crazy nightlights: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SwansonGlassDesign

The studio is off the house and there is where the magic happens. I create from patterns and design original art work. If you would like to see more of my work, go to www.swanson-glass.com. If you are interested in a specific design, I can recreate it for you and offer it on ETSY. If you would like to purchase something from me but are having problems becoming a member of ETSY, please contact me directly at sharon [!at] swanson-glass.com and I would be happy to create work for you.

When possible, I try to incorporate other glass materials in my work. Vintage plates have always make a wonderful center for stained glass panels and shells give a nautical theme, but my favorite materials of all; are marbles of any size. I melt them in a kiln and added them into my glass art. Marbles make me happy. Was there a boy collecting and playing with them? [I have two boys of my own but now they are into video games not marbles.] So if you see any round glass incorporated in my stained glass, you know it was a marble. I guess I never fully grew up!

If you ever make a trip up to Beautiful Blaine By the Bay, contact me!

Here's the boring stuff......but it has to be said.

PAYMENTS
I take personal check, money order and Paypal.

SHIPPING
I ship USPS priority mail most of the time. If the box is oversized, it is sent by UPS. For large shipped items, please contact me for shipping cost. I also combine shipping to save money. Stained glass is made of glass...so I package it with care. I have had very little damage but insurance is required. If you are close, you can save money on shipping and come and pick it up.

Enjoy your Etsy experience! ~ Sharon

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