Glass Candy Hearts with Custom Messages

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Last updated on Jul 4, 2018

I create my pieces with fused glass, soldered glass, stained glass or mosaic glass.
If you'd like to see more of the process, check out my website:


Carrie Strope

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Carrie Strope


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About CalyxAnn

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On Etsy since 2006

The Glass Gospel

Carrie Strope was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where she attended college and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture before moving to the Napa Valley to work in the wine industry. After a few years, she realized that she preferred drinking wine to the hours involved in making it. However, it was during this time that she started taking classes at the local college and pursuing an interest in art that had always taken a back seat. While taking classes in oil painting, mixed media, web design and photoshop, she stumbled upon a glass studio where she walked into a beginning fusing class and simply refused to leave!

Since then, she has expanded her resume considerably, and now teaches these beginning classes, as well as children's classes and more advanced classes.

Carrie has moved back to her hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska to be nearer to her family and is anxious to share her love of glass with her "new" community.

"I work with glass integrating different techniques, including mosaic, kiln-formed (or fused) glass, glass painting and stained glass. I enjoy experimenting with and combining various techniques and processes, using them to add new facets to my work. I am influenced by intricate geometric designs and color exploration, incorporating a love for quilting, textiles and bright colors inherited from my mother, who was an avid quilter. I love the meditation of breaking glass into many pieces, building them together into a new form. I enjoy that kilnformed glass can be a challenge. There’s always a chance for surprises and accidents. When the kiln lid closes, the glass can shift as it changes from a solid to a liquid and back. The transformative and independent nature of kiln-formed glass and its lessons of detachment have helped me evolve not only as an artist but also as a person, and makes me want to share glass as a medium with as many people as possible."

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    Carrie Strope creates and sells her one-of-a-kind jewelry and glass art in galleries around the country as well as here in her etsy shop. All items are unique and customizable. Sign up for my newsletter:

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Last updated on July 4, 2018
CalyxAnn strives to create unique, sometimes playful, sometimes elegant, but always attention grabbing jewelry!
All jewelry has a lifetime guarantee from normal wear and tear. If every a piece needs repairing, contact me to let me know that you're sending it my way. I will fix it for free! (Minus shipping charges.)

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
* I will gladly exchange your item if you are not 100% satisfied with it. Simply return the item within two weeks of purchase and I will issue you with store credit.
* Buyers are responsible for all shipping fees for exchanges or returns.
* I accept PayPal, which accepts all major credit cards and bank transfers, as well. Remember that if you have to transfer money from your bank to your PayPal account that it can take up to four business days.
* I also accept Google Checkout payments. Make sure to check other in payments; CalyxAnn will send an invoice via Google Checkout for purchases using this payment option.

Payment is required before your purchase ships.
* Payment is to be made within 3 days of your purchase.
It requires an additional step of clicking through to the PayPal site. Checkout is not complete until payment is made via PayPal.
* I ship your purchase as soon as the payment clears. I generally ship via US Postal Service, and often via Priority Mail. Delivery confirmation, insurance, or expedited shipping can be purchased; just let me know in the notes to seller and I will send an invoice via PayPal for the extra shipping charges.

* All jewelry comes gift wrapped, in tastefully recycled packing materials.

*I can ship a gift directly to the recipient, but please let me know that it's a gift in the notes to seller. Shipping is otherwise delayed if the shipping address I receive from Etsy is different than the PayPal shipping address.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have a full gallery at and will gladly do commissioned pieces. If you're interested in wholesale or consignment, convo me and we can discuss the details!

I make sure to leave feedback for all customers. In an effort to provide satisfactory service, I don't consider the transaction complete until any outstanding issues have been resolved for the customer. If there are any issues with your order, please contact me before leaving feedback in order to sort those issues out satisfactorily! :D