Godyssey

Godyssey Glass

Laramie, Wyoming · 102 Sales

Godyssey

Godyssey Glass

Laramie, Wyoming 102 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

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Leslie

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Announcement   Unique handcrafted fused glass adornments, home decor and gifts with a Western flair.
Handmade in Wyoming
Use coupon code WYO12 for an extra 15% off!

Announcement

Unique handcrafted fused glass adornments, home decor and gifts with a Western flair.
Handmade in Wyoming
Use coupon code WYO12 for an extra 15% off!

Leslie

Contact shop owner

Leslie

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(18)
Fritz Timm

Fritz Timm on Feb 27, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Quick shipping, arrived exactly as ordered, and a purse hook strong as the State of Wyoming. My wife loved it. GO WYO

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About

Handmade in Wyoming

How did you start your shop? How does it all work?
My journey began in Burbank, California. I spent my allowance on tubes of seed beads from the hobby shop. I strung ‘love beads’ and set up a jewelry stand on the sidewalk. I also learned to sew—I liked the idea of wearing something that no one else had.

Later on I moved to Flagstaff, Arizona. I was intrigued by the Native American beadwork that I saw in the store windows, and I taught myself the basic techniques from a library book. The beading became like meditation to me, and I’ve been hooked now, for over 20 years!

I have sold my jewelry in small shows and stores, and my western style bead and leather jewelry was featured in a fashion show at Northern Arizona University in the late 1980’s.

In the early 1990’s I found myself back in Laramie, Wyoming where I had attended college years before. I met my wonderful husband, Perry, who is a Wyoming native, cabinet maker, and artist.

When I first saw a dichroic glass stone at a bead show I became excited about the possibilities of combining the glass with beads. I bought a kiln, a book, and after lots of experimentation and mistakes, Godyssey Glass was born.
The name? My gorgeous daughter Shealyn was trying on my jewelry for some photos and the word godyssey came into my head. Goddess and Odyssey together--or a woman's journey. Well, this is mine.

I consider myself a multi-media artist so the combinations of fused glass, glass beads, stained glass, leather, dichroic glass and wire make my pieces unique.

I live in Laramie, Wyoming with my husband, Perry. Our four children are grown. My son Zachary has his own business in Laramie, Zach of All Trades, My daughter Shealyn, is a surgical nurse, also in Laramie, my daughter Chelsea is a river guide and artist in Flagstaff, Arizona, and my youngest daughter, Meggan, teaches third grade in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

When I am not in my studio, I enjoy going to the nearby mountains with my husband and our dogs. I love living in Wyoming.

If any of you are interested, Dichroic glass is glass containing multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides. The main characteristic of dichroic glass is that it has a particular transmitted color and a completely different reflected color, as wavelengths of light either pass through or are reflected. This causes an array of color to be displayed. The colors shift depending on the angle of view.
Dichroic glass dates back to at least the 4th century AD. More recently dichroic coated glass was used in the laser industry as a product of interference, filter technology and vacuum deposition. It is still used in laser and photographic applications, and in theatrical film projectors such as IMAX.
I use dichroic glass in my jewelry along with regular fused glass to give depth and interest to my stones.
I do all the wire-wrapping, gluing, soldering and beadwork myself to create a finished piece of jewelry. This makes every piece Handmade in Wyoming!

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  • Leslie Irving

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My joy and therapy is creating unique pieces that bring compliments to the wearer. I enjoy every aspect of fabrication from design to fusing the glass to wire-wrapping and beading. Wyoming made, Wyoming proud.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 26, 2012
Every woman is a goddess who deserves to sparkle.
These unique, hand-crafted glass pieces bring compliments and lasting pleasure. Enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please let me know if items received are damaged or lost in the mail and I will be happy to replace them or work out a solution with you. If you are unsatisfied with any item, I will refund the full cost once the item has been returned to me in its original state.
Payment
Godyssey now accepts payments directly through Etsy
PayPal and credit cards are also accepted.
6% sales tax will be charged on Wyoming orders.
Shipping
Domestic orders will be shipped within 2-5 days via USPS First Class Mail unless otherwise specified.
International orders will be shipped within 2-5 days via USPS First Class Mail unless otherwise specified.

International customers are responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping to their respective countries.

All orders are packaged and shipped in a gift box and mailed in a padded envelope.

I do not offer tracking on my orders. If you would like to have your package tracked, please let me know ahead of purchase as there is an additional shipping fee. I do not currently offer any tracking on international orders.

If you need your item expedited, please let me know prior to purchasing. I will let you know if it is possible to get your item out sooner and there may be additional postage costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are invited. My jewelry is guaranteed and your favorite piece may be repaired (stuff happens!) for a small fee and shipping.