HSokol

Dichroic and Art Glass Jewelry Handmade by Holly Sokol

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Note from shop owner Many Thanks for stopping by and especially to all my wonderful returning customers! I’m currently taking a break to attend to unexpected family matters concerning the passing of my mother.
All current orders will be shipped on time.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Many Thanks for stopping by and especially to all my wonderful returning customers! I’m currently taking a break to attend to unexpected family matters concerning the passing of my mother.
All current orders will be shipped on time.

Holly

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About HSokol

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Over 29 years creating in glass! "Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow!"

How do I make this?

Each piece is made entirely by hand, by me, from glass and precious materials which are fused together in the intense heat of a kiln. I begin with a variety of different types of glass ranging from exotic dichroic (with it’s fantastic light reflecting qualities) to sheets of plain clear or black glass. Further steps include cutting, grinding, etching, layering colors, inlay of precious metals (14K gold, nichrome, sterling, copper, 24K gold), application of pure precious metal over glazes, painting on an exclusive (my invention) mineral based colors which are reverse fired inside the glass, engraving and finally, many pieces are multi-fired at different temperatures. Followed by further cleaning, and wire work using anodized niobium wire, sterling silver and other precious metals to finish. Overall each piece goes through approximately 12-20 steps. Each piece is unique. All work and designs are
strictly my own!
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Design Concepts:
I am fascinated by universal designs, visual rhythms of shapes, colors and combinations of groupings (in numbers) and application of those concepts to design. It has been proven that certain designs and combinations of groups, colors effect the human perception and spirit in pleasing (and negative) ways. Each piece, no matter how large or small has thoughtfully been designed with a rhythm and design in mind to please the human spirit.
My Goal?... I hope you feel GREAT when wearing or viewing any of these pieces!
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Education:
Colorado State University: Bachelor Fine Arts : Art/ Painting/ Interior Design
Private study Glass fusing with glass artist Hilda Walton
Scottsdale Artist's School
Travel 5 continents, 30+ countries and viewed/experienced first hand the majority of the worlds greatest art museums and architecture.

Shop members

  • Holly Sokol

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Creating in fused glass for over 20 years!

  • Doug

    Muscles And Moral Support

    Director and all around helpful! Happily retired high school teacher.

  • Milo

    Security

    V.P. Studio Support.. Coton De Tulear, 7 years old

  • Serena

    IT

    V.P. IT and quality control, Tabby Cat, Owner of Holly

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

FREE! I will be happy to gift wrap and enclose a personal message. Just click the "gift" box (there is also a place to leave a message), or put your request in the 'message to seller' when checking out.

Is your jewelry nickle free?

Yes! All of my jewelry is nickle free. If you have VERY sensitive ears, I recommend upgrading to titanium posts/wires or niobium as these are the most hypoallergenic of all metals.

Shipping times?

The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual items. Once the item is ready to ship...

Here are USPS times
First Class: 2-5 business days
Priority mail: is 1-3 days.
Priority Express: 1-2 days

Holiday Schedule (Last day to ship):
Domestic shipments
• USPS First Class Package Service: December 20
• USPS Priority Mail: December 20
• USPS Priority Mail Express: December 22