Dee Swenson's Profile

About

HELLO! I'm glad you're here!

Even after 30 years of working with glass I am still amazed every time I finish a piece and place it in the sunlight. The textures and colors come alive. I find great satisfaction in working with this medium, especially in creating three dimensional pieces. If I am ever feeling blue, all it takes is a trip to my workshop and I'm right as rain in no time!

I try very hard to make each piece as if I were going to display it in my own home. The 30 years of experience has taught me that if I find myself tempted to hurry through a piece just to get it done, its not going to be good enough! Some of the large whirls literally take me three to four days.....24 to 36 hours of work. This is why stained glass cannot be sold using an hourly pay rate....but by the square foot…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 23
  • Joined January 25, 2012

Favorite materials

Glass, crystals, beads, agate slices, jewlery charms, wire, glass nuggets, shells

Shop

SerendipityGlassWrks
Specializing in 3-D effects.

About

HELLO! I'm glad you're here!

Even after 30 years of working with glass I am still amazed every time I finish a piece and place it in the sunlight. The textures and colors come alive. I find great satisfaction in working with this medium, especially in creating three dimensional pieces. If I am ever feeling blue, all it takes is a trip to my workshop and I'm right as rain in no time!

I try very hard to make each piece as if I were going to display it in my own home. The 30 years of experience has taught me that if I find myself tempted to hurry through a piece just to get it done, its not going to be good enough! Some of the large whirls literally take me three to four days.....24 to 36 hours of work. This is why stained glass cannot be sold using an hourly pay rate....but by the square foot.

I have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. Being a grandma is one of my greatest joys!

City Living was not at the top of my list when house shopping... BUT Grand Rapids has so much to offer. Including "Art Prize". Artists from around the globe compete for cash prizes, winning by getting votes from the public. Just minutes from my home. Many of the pieces are beyond amazing! I hope to some day enter a piece of my own...keep watch, maybe you'll hear about me on the news!

As with everything today, prices are on the increase. Shipping costs included. If you wish to purchase more than one item, and I can safely pack them together I will do so. The best way for us to work around this shipping conundrum is to go ahead and order and pay all the shipping costs. I will then reimburse you the difference. Feel free to read through my feedback of satisfied customers.

I also try to help you out by offering free gift wrapping, and including an occasion appropriate card. After raising six children I know how hard it can be sometimes trying to get everything done. So if you and your loved one are separated by miles, I can wrap the item for you and ship it directly to the recipient.

♥♥ If you live in or near Grand Rapids and would like to purchase an item...Send me a note to let me know which item you want. I could put up a special order to omit the shipping, and we can make arrangements for pickup.

Thank you for stopping by, I am sure you will have a serendipitous moment or two!

Many Blessings,
Dee

PS.. I have two more shops on Etsy. One with plate flowers and my increasing in popularity, always circling on Pinterest, cactus. See them at: PlateFlowersPlus.etsy.com

For rib tickling flying pigs of all kinds see my newest shop at: WhenPigsFlyCasa.etsy.com

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