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STAINED GLASS - Each piece hand crafted by me in USA

Freeland, Maryland · 2899 Sales

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STAINED GLASS - Each piece hand crafted by me in USA

Freeland, Maryland 2899 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Nancy Heavrin

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Nancy Heavrin

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Affordable original designs in stained glass.

As a young girl, I remember making little items from flowers and scraps of cloth and pretending I operated a shop in my treehouse. Now, here I am at age 68, operating a shop on Etsy, and loving every minute of it.

Without the ability and desire to make beautiful things, my life simply wouldn't be as fulfilling as it is. I thrive on coming up with new ideas and implementing them in my studio. I have participated in juried craft shows in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. for over 40 years.

Until several years ago I did all of my work in the basement, but then my sweet husband added on to our home, and in the process, made a studio for me to do my work. It is a wonderful area, on the top floor with skylights and windows all around. My favorite days are spent there, with a cup of tea and my music on, creating new items. I especially like it in the winter when the snow is falling all around and I am snug and warm inside. I have two zebra finch birds, "Tweet" and "Rose", who keep me company with their cheeps and chirps all day long.

I have tried almost every form of art there is -- oils, watercolors, floral design, nature crafts, and now stained glass. Although I have never had any formal art training, I have always had the desire to create. I find the challenge of designing items made of glass very satisfying, and I love working with all colors and types of glass.

Many times I choose subjects that are very difficult to translate into glass because of the amount of cuts that are involved in constructing them. (such as my hare and my large 3D birds) I love the challenge of finding a way to make something difficult translate into a finished product that I like. I want the items I make to be aesthetically pleasing and life-like, as well as sturdy enough to last a lifetime.

Selling my art simply adds to my happiness because then I am able to continue doing what I so love to do. It gives me great pleasure to know someone else enjoys what I do also. I get as excited when someone gives me a good review as I do when I sell one of my items.

Since I really believe in paying it forward, 25% of my profits go to World Hunger Relief, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and The Himalayan Cataract Project.


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