BigSky

BigSky

Wildwood, Missouri · 876 Sales

BigSky

BigSky

Wildwood, Missouri 876 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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About BigSky

I first discovered stained glass 30 years ago while living in a historic home in the city of St. Louis. Our house had interior windows over each door. Enchanted, I decided to learn how to make stained glass windows, and ended up making three for the house before we moved. I'd also always admired Tiffany lamps, so I took my second formal class in order to learn how to make three dimensional objects. In addition to lamps, I also made hinged jewelry boxes and terrariums. Eventually I started to learn fusing (which resulted in a couple of "oops" boxes filled with my first efforts).

Over the years, my basement studio area has expanded to hold four kilns (one of which is large enough for me to get into); a traditional glass grinder; lap grinder; a monster industrial work table; machine table; crates of stained glass and fusible glass; a huge toolbox on wheels; shelves and shelves of molds; pattern making supplies; zinc came; oak framing; and more.

I'm no lady of leisure. We have a 6,000 sq. ft. garden on our five acres. I grow much of the produce we consume. We had over 750 pounds of produce this year, including over lbs. of organic potatoes! I grow twelve types of potatoes plus two types of apples, spring and fall raspberries, melons, summer and winter squashes, seven types of tomatoes, herbs, garlic, leeks, red, yellow and white onions, peas, green beans, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, swiss chard, blueberries, four kinds of cucumber, lots of flowers, sweet red bell peppers, radishes, carrots and beets.

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Shop members

  • Cynthia

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've worked with glass for 30 years, starting with a course in basic skills like pattern making, cutting, leading and soldering. I learned to make three 3D pieces in a second class. I taught myself fusing. I'm still learning after over 19 years.

  • Dolly

    Assistant, Yorkie Love, Therapy Dog

    Dolly is a nine year old yorkie. She likes to doze on her little doggie sofa while I work.

  • Beautiful daughter

    Marketing Expert

    A recent graduate with a Journalism Degree from the University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri. She works as a copywriter [just like Peggy Olsen in Madmen!] at Momentum, a national advertising agency.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 24, 2017
Hello! Questions? Contact me here at Etsy.

I love it when my stuff gets placed on Pinterest! So fun :)

Custom work and wholesale orders definitely considered!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want folks to be happy with their purchase. If, after purchasing an item from me, you feel that the product was not accurately described in the listing or are unhappy with its quality, please contact me within 24 hours after receipt. I will refund the purchase price [but not shipping] of all items safely returned to me. All unwanted items must be returned to me in unused [or unworn] condition. If the item shows any signs of being worn, used or damaged, I will not refund your money. That said, I really hope you are pleased with my things!!!
Payment
Paypal, Etsy's direct credit card checkout as well as Etsy gift cards

If a buyer needs a couple of days to set up their Paypal account, just send me a message. If I do not receive payment or a message within forty-eight hours of the transaction, I will have to void the sale and relist the item.
Shipping
If you don't see your country on my list of countries that I ship to please contact me if you see a piece you would like to purchase.

CHARGES: I recycle boxes and other sturdy containers whenever possible to keep shipping costs down and hopefully reduce my impact on our planet. Part of my shipping charge helps to pay for shipping supplies. I don’t like excessive shipping charges when I shop online and I don’t make money off shipping. If I overestimate United Parcel Service charges I refund any amount over 99 cents back to the buyer.

SHIPPING:

SMALL/LIGHTWEIGHT U.S. PACKAGES: Ship First Class with tracking and insurance. International customers: First Class International;

MEDIUM PACKAGES: USPS Priority Mail with tracking and insurance. International customers: First Class International.

USPS Priority Flat Rate Box shipping available for U.S. and Canadian customers.

LARGE/EXPENSIVE/HEAVY ITEMS ship via United Parcel Service in America. International Customers: I have yet to ship any heavy items overseas. If you see a piece that you want to buy, contact me and we can figure out the best way to get it to you.

* If an item sent via UPS arrives damaged, please save the box as well as all packing materials and contact me. UPS will want to inspect the package as part of their claim process.

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Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders always considered!

Wholesale orders also considered :)