Announcement Welcome to JenGordonGlass! I create unusual, sculpted, borosilicate glass sculpture, pendants, and beads. Thanks for visiting!
Welcome to JenGordonGlass! I create unusual, sculpted, borosilicate glass sculpture, pendants, and beads. Thanks for visiting!
Charity Finley on Oct 4, 2016
I love the detail in this little guy! Awesome glass work!
Stef on Sep 28, 2016
Fabulous color combo and wonderful workmanship, as always! Thanks.
Stef on Sep 22, 2016
Love the shades of green on this little cutie. So nicely crafted. Quick ship. Love him. Thanks!
Etsy was a way to get my glass beads out of the closet.
I have been making borosilicate beads as a hobby and mostly as a stress reliever for years. I attempted to do some wire wrapping and jewelry, but it just wasn't my thing. I'll leave that to the professionals! I only wanted to make the beads and over the years I gave beads away and stashed them in my closet.
I was given a gift of a 15 lb cement garden gnome one Christmas from my sister-in-law. I actually cleared out my suitcase and took it home in carry-on luggage from Washington. One day I decided to try to make a mini version of the gnome and began working on the glass gnome bead. An obsession was born! I realized that I loved sculpting with glass and started making bizarre little people, face beads, witches, cats, you name it. The only thing I couldn't stand to do was 'regular' round beads!
So the gnomes started to build up in my closet, but I was getting good feedback from some of my husbands 'glass' friends and so I decided to finally open a Etsy store. I had some success and great feedback and decided to try some local bead shows in Madison and Milwaukee. The gnomes were a hit and have been purchased by some fascinating and creative people. Who knew there were so many gnome fans? The gnomes have gone international with a large quantity going to Japan, UK, and Austrailia.
Most importantly, making glass beads provides me with such ultimate focus and relaxation from my day job. It's my yoga and I strongly recommend it!
Thanks to all that have supported me on Etsy.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards