GlassCat

Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry and Stained Glass Gifts

Illinois, United States · 5276 Sales

GlassCat

Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry and Stained Glass Gifts

Illinois, United States 5276 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(2260)

Announcement   The only hands to touch my handmade pieces are my own--from start to finish--from creating to shipping. You can be guaranteed each piece you see is created by ME for YOU.

Welcome, I am a long time glass artists and love creating new pieces on a daily basis. If you don't see what you want in the color or shape you are looking for, please convo me for a custom listing (there is never an upcharge for custom listings in my shop) Be sure to check my policy section for information on upgrades and color changes.
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/GlassCat/policies

If you are finding my shop for the first time, welcome. To all my returning customers, thanks so much for your support.

Visit my Facebook page, become a fan and receive special discounts.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GlasscatDichroic-Glass-JewelryStained-Glass/49361088714


Each piece is lovingly created one at a time in my home studio with meticulous attention to every detail.

I mail within 24 hours of receiving your payment. I will gift wrap and ship directly to the recipient. I can also include a gift card with your sentiments. Just let me know at the time of sale.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my creations. Please see my profile for a description of how I create my art.
http://www.etsy.com/people/GlassCat

Please check out my other shop http://www.glasscatsupplies.etsy.com for my glass supplies.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 15, 2016

The only hands to touch my handmade pieces are my own--from start to finish--from creating to shipping. You can be guaranteed each piece you see is created by ME for YOU.

Welcome, I am a long time glass artists and love creating new pieces on a daily basis. If you don't see what you want in the color or shape you are looking for, please convo me for a custom listing (there is never an upcharge for custom listings in my shop) Be sure to check my policy section for information on upgrades and color changes.
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/GlassCat/policies

If you are finding my shop for the first time, welcome. To all my returning customers, thanks so much for your support.

Visit my Facebook page, become a fan and receive special discounts.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GlasscatDichroic-Glass-JewelryStained-Glass/49361088714


Each piece is lovingly created one at a time in my home studio with meticulous attention to every detail.

I mail within 24 hours of receiving your payment. I will gift wrap and ship directly to the recipient. I can also include a gift card with your sentiments. Just let me know at the time of sale.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my creations. Please see my profile for a description of how I create my art.
http://www.etsy.com/people/GlassCat

Please check out my other shop http://www.glasscatsupplies.etsy.com for my glass supplies.

Carol Rasmussen

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Carol Rasmussen

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2260)
rmengis1

rmengis1 on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I have been looking for a black choker necklace but nothing really filled the bill, so to speak, until I spotted this mesh one. I like it very much.

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Updates

Up early and ready to start working on some new pendants for an upcoming show

About

Dichroic Glass Jewelry and Fused Glass Home Decor by GlassCat on Etsy

I began my love affair with glass 27 years ago and have been creating stained glass works of art since. I am constantly attending classes, experimenting and reading everything I can about glass. I took a side trip 8 years ago into the exciting, temperamental and always mystifying world of fused glass art. I was immediately hooked and have never looked back. While I still create stained glass art, creating fused glass jewelry is a much needed release from the rules of stained glass. While there are still rules, in fusing they are not as rigid.

Each piece of jewelry is a miniature work of art and is created using only tested compatible glass, the most effective adhesives and quality components. Most of my pieces also include large amounts of Dichroic Glass (this is where the bling comes in to play). Dichroic Glass is glass that is coated with metallic oxides such as titanium, magnesium and silicon. Dichroic means ‘two colors’ and the glass is called such as it reflects one color while transmitting (the light that passes thru the glass) another.

I love this part of the process where my creativity comes into play; I am so inspired by color and really enjoy seeing what works together. Because I like to experiment, I do have some failures, but that's half the fun. After I have designed the pieces they are loaded into the kiln and will be fired slowly to 1500 degrees, after proper annealing and they have come to room temperature, I get to open the kiln to see the results. This is usually the first of three firings as the pieces are then shaped on a diamond wheel or a glass saw. Sometimes I add more glass to get the effect I’m looking for, and then they are fired again. Some pieces will get additional firings if I add painted details, decals or some other type of adornment. I am always trying to push the envelope and created something unique.

My newest works include free hand etching on top of the glass. I layer dichroic glasses, fire the piece and when removed from the kiln the fun begins. Using a diamond engraving tool and various diamond bits, I free hand etch designs onto the glass. Now the piece goes in for another firing and hopefully a work of art for you neckline is born.
Each piece is unique and one of a kind, sometimes I can recreate a piece but most times this is nearly impossible due to the placement in the kiln, the temperature of the kiln and which glasses were used together.

You can feel confident knowing you will never see exactly the same piece of jewelry on someone else. I stand behind all my work; if you ever encounter a problem with a piece, please feel free to contact me.

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  • Carol Rasmussen

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    This is a very exciting time to be a glass artist. The amount of new glass being manufactured and the speed at which new products are released is overwhelming. There is so much I want to try, and I am only limited by my imagination.

  • Tobie

    Shipping Assistant

    Here he is laying down on the job.

  • Charlie

    Quality Control

    His attention to detail is amazing.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2014
Welcome to my little corner of the creative world. I am having the time of my life creating, dreaming of new designs and hearing from all my customers what they would like to see. I have been creating glass art for the last 27 years and pride myself on producing a well made, affordable piece of artwork that will last a lifetime.

I am a proud member of CGGE (Creative Glass Guild) Street Team, FTEC (Full Time Etsy Craft Team and an SRAD member

FUSED GLASS JEWELRY:

EARRINGS: If you see a color earrings you love but do not like the findings it is attached to, just contact me to make a change. I will be happy to work with you to create the item you are dreaming of.

All drop earrings are created using sterling silver findings, button earrings are mounted on surgical stainless and can be upgraded to sterling silver for $2.00

Most earrings can be converted to clip ons. I use high quality silver plated clip earring findings, in most cases this will lower the cost of the earrings. Just send me a note with a link to the earrings you would like changed and I can quote you a price.

PENDANTS: I can change bails for you, if you would prefer a different type of finish, just let me know and I will be happy to change it for you. You can upgrade to a sterling silver bail for an additional $5.00

All pendants will arrive boxed with a silver ribbon and include a 16 or 18 inch silver plated snake chain (please let me know at checkout which size you would like).

Bracelets: Most bracelets can be sized up or down, just let me know if you need a change at checkout.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I expect payment within 3 days of purchase. You may pay using Paypal, Credit Card or personal check. I am sorry but I cannot accept international checks due to high exchange rate fees.

Purchases paid by personal check will not ship until the check has cleared the bank.

If you need more time, just convo me at the time of sale to make arrangements for payment at a later date.

8% Sales tax will be added to any Illinois orders.This is not my choice but the State of Illinois where I do business, sorry.

If you wish to pay by credit card but don't want to use Paypal, please use direct checkout here on Etsy at the time of sale. If you have trouble checking out for any reason, please just email or convo me and I will help you through the process.
Shipping
2014 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DATES :

Here are the dates recommended by the Post Office for delivery by DEC 24th
DOMESTIC:
First Class and Priority--DEC 20th
Priority Express-- DEC 23rd

INTERNATIONAL:
First Class--DEC 2nd
PRIORITY--DEC 10th

MILITARY:
First Class and Priority-- DEC 10th


NEW PRICE INCREASES in the US Postal Rates effective January 27th 2013, have forced me to raise my shipping prices. International shipping has increased significantly.

I ship all packages 13 oz and under, First Class. Packages over 13 Oz or bulky packages will go Priority Mail USPS. If you wish to upgrade your shipping, please contact me at the time of sale and I will be happy to provide a quote.

All packages are shipped uninsured, if you would like to add insurance, just convo me at the time of sale.

International packages up to 4 lbs go First Class and are subject to customs inspection, please allow ample time for them to arrive. Anything over 4 lbs will go international priority, this is quite expensive depending where you live. If you would like a quote, please send me note prior to checking out.

Please be aware that you are responsible for any customs duties,
taxes, VAT, brokerage fees, or tariffs levied after the initial US
postage. These fees could be applied to your package at the discretion
of your local customs officers/post office.

I ship within 24 hours of receiving payment. I mark all custom forms with either "Fused Glass or Stained Glass" and will not mark a package as "Gift" as this is considered a federal offense. Thanks for understanding.

I ship Internationally and every day. Please check back often as I am adding new items every day for the upcoming holiday season.

I cushion everything in my packaging, and all glass jewelry is in a box layered with cotton batting.

Please note: If the actual shipping charges are less than what I have quoted, you will receive a refund.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase therefore I will accept return/exchanges within 7 days of purchase upon approval by GlassCat. All items returned in original condition will be refunded minus shipping and package charges. Buyer is responsible for return shipping. The only exception to this will be EARRINGS (for sanitary reasons, I cannot refund or exchange earrings).
Additional policies and FAQs
Coupon Codes and Sales:

I run sales in my shop from time to time--if you would like to be notified when I have a sale or special going on--just give me permission to add your email to my notice which goes out 4 to 6 times per year.

Coupon codes, discounts and sales cannot be combined and are not valid for custom orders.