Leigh on Aug 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
Purchased as a gift, packaged well and arrived quickly. Detail exceeded my expectations. Lovely!!
Susan on Aug 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
Suncatcher arrived promptly and well-packaged. It looks wonderful hanging in a south window. I have been looking for one to replace a broken one. So happy I found this one. Highly recommend and would definitely purchase again.
Linda on Aug 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
Love this recycled glass hummingbird suncatcher. Hummingbirds are my favorite I love it!
Pam on Jul 22, 20225 out of 5 stars
The sun catcher crab was even nicer than the photo. Item was shipped and received promptly.
Marianne on Jun 15, 20225 out of 5 stars
Have ordered multiplied times. Beautiful, unique, sustainable gifts and super responsive owner. Would order again!
Colleen on Aug 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
These Sun catchers are absolutely beautiful. I’ve bought. Over the past year, I’ve bought at 5 of these (one for myself and the others as gifts for friends.
Natasha on Jul 29, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful. Excellent quality. Made such a lovely gift!
Sparkling suncatchers made from 100% recycled bottles at our community recycling plant
In 1996, Dan Wickerham, Director of Adams Brown Recycling (a non-profit community recycling facility), was inspired to do something about the poor markets for green-bottle glass. Dan began searching for a way to address this issue and to create local jobs at the same time. After being told by those in the glass industry that machine-made bottles could only be remade into more machined-made bottles, he teamed up with Warren Trefz, his good friend and Glass instructor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, to provide consulting and expertise. A research and development grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was secured and the exploration of creating a new product from 100% recycled bottles began.
A small melting furnace and related equipment was designed and constructed, and a glass-worker position was created. Glass tiles for kitchen and bath surfaces were the first product to be explored. At that time, however, no industrial standards or codes for recycled glass tiles had been developed. The research and testing required to establish those codes were cost-prohibitive for ABR, so Dan had to rethink his approach. Because bottle glass is specifically formulated to cool rapidly from its molten state, it lends itself to the pressing process. So Dan contacted Warren again, this time to conduct a workshop to train staff and a group of local artists to carve press molds and gather molten glass. Some great suncatcher designs came out of this workshop and on Earth Day in 1998 the Glass reFactory was born.
The Glass reFactory continues as a non-profit program within Adams Brown Recycling, which is one of many programs operated by the Adams Brown Community Action Program (ABCAP). ABCAP is a 501(c)(3) social service agency that provides services to low-income residents in Adams and Brown Counties in southern Appalachian Ohio. Some of those services include Meals-on-Wheels, Head Start, health clinics, housing, senior services, and more. ABR gives back to the local community by providing a variety of services: buy-back of non-ferrous metals (aluminum cans, copper, brass, etc.), free curbside, free community drop-off sites and school recycling, free educational programs, and commercial recycling. And more than 20 individuals are employed in the combined recycling plant and Glass reFactory. Revenue from sales of The Glass reFactory’s suncatchers goes back in to ABR to help support its services. And revenue from ABR goes to support ABCAP programs.
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Refunds and exchanges accepted within 7 days of receipt of order. The customer is responsible for all shipping related to an exchange or refund, unless there was an error on our part.
Please note that you will not receive the exact suncatcher shown. Every suncatcher has slightly different rim sizes, bubbles, slightly different coloration, etc.