BixlerandJohnson

Glass Paperweights and Pendants ~ Custom Work Welcome

Palatine, Illinois · 2087 Sales

BixlerandJohnson

Glass Paperweights and Pendants ~ Custom Work Welcome

Palatine, Illinois 2087 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Mother's Day is May 14th! Many gift ideas for Mother's Day in the Pendant Section http://etsy.me/2niWNAj AND wonderful paperweights throughout the shop that she will love....

Custom work is welcome and offered in my Custom Paperweight Section: http://etsy.me/2nBFfuo . I also make a line of glass pendants in many shapes and sizes. Pendant Section: http://etsy.me/2niWNAj . There are many listings for Custom Pendants as well. Questions? Press "Contact Shop Owner" button please.

My paperweights and pendants feature artwork from my collection of books, cards, papers, and calendars. The border of each paperweight is hand-painted in transparent, opaque, or metallic colors to frame the design, and the bottom finished in a matching felt color.

The American-made glass and French crystal is of the highest quality, however, handcrafted glass shares characteristics indicative of handcrafted glassware. These include small imperfections that should not be considered flaws or irregularities. Faint swirling may result when glass is gathered from the furnace. Small bubbles are caused when glass is hand-dropped into the mold and are present in most paperweights, especially rectangle shapes.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 26, 2017

Mother's Day is May 14th! Many gift ideas for Mother's Day in the Pendant Section http://etsy.me/2niWNAj AND wonderful paperweights throughout the shop that she will love....

Custom work is welcome and offered in my Custom Paperweight Section: http://etsy.me/2nBFfuo . I also make a line of glass pendants in many shapes and sizes. Pendant Section: http://etsy.me/2niWNAj . There are many listings for Custom Pendants as well. Questions? Press "Contact Shop Owner" button please.

My paperweights and pendants feature artwork from my collection of books, cards, papers, and calendars. The border of each paperweight is hand-painted in transparent, opaque, or metallic colors to frame the design, and the bottom finished in a matching felt color.

The American-made glass and French crystal is of the highest quality, however, handcrafted glass shares characteristics indicative of handcrafted glassware. These include small imperfections that should not be considered flaws or irregularities. Faint swirling may result when glass is gathered from the furnace. Small bubbles are caused when glass is hand-dropped into the mold and are present in most paperweights, especially rectangle shapes.

Mary Bixler

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About

Beautiful Images Framed Within Custom Glass Paperweights and Pendants

Bixler & Johnson. Hm-m-mm, sounds like a law firm...which name am I? Both actually, married and maiden names to be exact. I had a gift store under this name for 10 years and now, as a stay-at-home mom, I am continuing the tradition with my Etsy shop.

Art, and all things creative, have been in my blood for as long as I can remember. My fine arts degree took me into the world of graphic design from which I entered retail with my gift store, Bixler & Johnson. It was wonderful selling everything; from gifts, decorative accessories and furniture, to jewelry, handmade papers, and rubber stamps.

As a lifelong collector of books, cards, calendars, and papers I have always had a fondness for finding ways to display images. Although my main focus has been paperweights, I also started making glass pendants. What better way to showcase beautiful images?

Stop by to see me on Pinterest:
Paperweight Collection https://www.pinterest.com/bixler4/paperweight-collection/
Quotation Paperweight Collection https://www.pinterest.com/bixler4/quotation-paperweight-collection/
Christmas Paperweight Collection https://www.pinterest.com/bixler4/christmas-paperweight-collection/

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Shop members

  • Mary Bixler

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I particularly enjoy getting requests for one-of-a-kind custom pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 24, 2017
Bixler & Johnson's shop policies: The following information details payment, shipping, refund, and return policies, as well as, tax and custom order requests.

Please contact me with any questions or requests through an Etsy conversation or at my email address: BixlerandJohnson [!at] gmail.com .

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Bixler & Johnson gladly accepts credit cards through Etsy's Direct Checkout which includes PayPal, but does not accept checks or money orders. The Etsy gift card is welcome and used with Direct Checkout. Payment is due AT TIME OF ORDER.

Etsy has introduced Multi-Shop Checkout whereby shoppers are able to purchase items from multiple shops with a single payment, if those shops have Direct Checkout enabled. I DO have Direct Checkout. If you have any questions about Multi-Shop Checkout your answers are here in the Help Section: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/76472488308 .

If an item is a GIFT please let me know in the "Message to Seller" box so I may include a gift receipt WITHOUT price information. I am happy to include gift wrap and a personalized gift tag upon request. Indicate the gift recipient's address if it is different from the address listed on your account.
Shipping
DOMESTIC CUSTOMERS: I ship via USPS First Class Mail or insured Priority Mail which include delivery confirmation (except $1.25 shipping). Expedited Shipping Upgrades are available at checkout only. Shipping is combined on multiple purchases to achieve the best price and this discount is shown when checking out. (Any shipping overcharge as a result of shipping multiple items or a close destination will be refunded.) Please keep in mind that the cost of shipping includes postage AND the cost of packaging materials.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: I usually ship by insured First Class International Mail which is trackable in many, but not all, countries and typically takes 10-15 business days, but could take several weeks. I do contact you with a Customs Tracking Number which can be helpful in locating a package in the destination country's Customs.

Your order may be subject to customs fees, import duties, or VAT taxes. All such charges are the responsibility of the package recipient and may vary from country to country. VAT is NOT included in the price and you may be charged for it upon receipt along with collection fees. Please check your country's regulations.

I am required to put the full value of the item on the customs form and cannot ship as a "gift" or lower value item. It is recommended that you check your country’s postal rules before placing an order. If your package is refused or not deliverable the original shipping cost is NON-Refundable. Item refund will be given upon receipt of returned item.

INSURANCE: Insurance is included on ALL Domestic First Class Mail and Priority Mail paperweights and ALL International orders. Expedited shipping upgrades are available at checkout. Every effort is made to securely package your purchase to guard against breakage.

An email will be sent confirming the shipment of your order and providing a link to track your package.

Rarely a package will show as "delivered" on tracking when it hasn't been. Sometimes it will show up in your mailbox within a day or two. If it remains missing for a few days, please check with other family members, neighbors and your postal carrier to see if someone took in the package and forgot to tell you, or if the carrier remembers where they left it. If it is still missing, contact me. Together we will try to find out where it is. We will file a report with USPS for lost or stolen mail and you may be asked to file a police report if it was deemed stolen.
Refunds and Exchanges
If, for any reason*, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase I will gladly accept a return for exchange or refund, less shipping charge. Item must be in new, unused condition and in original packaging. Customer is responsible for return shipping. Please send a notification email, prior to return, within 7 days of receiving your order.

The American-made glass and French crystal is of the highest quality, however, handcrafted glass shares characteristics indicative of handcrafted glassware. These include small imperfections that should not be considered flaws or irregularities. Faint swirling may result when glass is gathered from the furnace. Bubbles are caused when glass is hand-dropped into the mold and are present in most paperweights, especially rectangle shapes.

*Custom Made, Personalized, and Discounted/Sale items are NOT returnable.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my paperweights and jewelry are made in a pet-free and smoke-free environment. To reduce fading of paperweight artwork please do not display in direct sunlight.

Tax - Please note that orders shipping to an Illinois address will incur 10% sales tax upon Etsy checkout.

Custom Orders - Requests for custom work are welcome. Custom work requires many convos/emails, with photo attachments, for customer selection and approval. There are listings just for custom work available in the Custom Paperweight and Pendant Sections. Custom orders cannot be canceled once they have commenced, or are completed, and, therefore, not returnable.

More information

Last updated on Feb 23, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Cancelling order

Custom orders can NOT be cancelled once they have commenced or are completed and not returnable. Each made-to-order paperweight requires 2-3 business days for completion.

Care instructions

Paperweight Care: Please do not display in direct sunlight as it may cause fading of the image. Glass may be cleaned with glass cleaner.

Pendant Care: Glass jewelry is sealed on the back with a non-toxic, water-based product which makes it resistant to water, but not waterproof. Please do not subject it to wet conditions like in the shower or while exercising. Extended direct contact with the skin will shorten the life of the clear sealer on the back. Glass surface may be cleaned with soft cloth.

Custom and personalized orders

My Custom Paperweight Section has paperweights in many shapes and sizes. Digital "Camera-Ready" artwork is required that does not require changes other than re-sizing and/or cropping. Preparing and locating artwork is NOT included in price of a custom paperweight.
Paperweights requiring typesetting are priced separately in price menu. Digital photo file(s) should be in either JPG, GIF, or PNG format with size of the photo as large as possible for best resolution. Please email artwork to: BixlerandJohnson@gmail.com (not through an Etsy conversation) because it results in a better quality image. If not sure what size paperweight is suitable I would be happy to view your artwork and make a recommendation BEFORE you make a purchase.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If an item is a GIFT please let me know in the "Message to Seller" box so I may include a gift receipt WITHOUT price information. I am happy to include gift wrap and/or a personalized gift tag upon request...please let me know if you want this. Indicate the gift recipient's address if it is different from the address listed on your account.

Can you make make me a custom quote paperweight?

Yes, I have a Custom Paperweight Section in my shop featuring paperweights in many shapes/sizes. Each custom listing shows two prices: "With Buyer's Artwork" is when the customer provides the artwork (may be a typeset quote or an image), "Typesetting Required" is when I typeset the quote/copy for you in your chosen font.

Font and background color may be specified by you. I will soon have a Font Selection Sheet available. A gold, copper, silver, brown, black or custom color may be chosen for the border on edge of glass. (Please inquire to see if a custom color is available.) The turnaround time for custom orders is usually 2-3 business days, as long as the style and quantity of paperweight(s) are in stock.