LumenandHue

Handcrafted and Unique Gifts of Glass

California, United States · 22 Sales

LumenandHue

Handcrafted and Unique Gifts of Glass

California, United States 22 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Note from shop owner LumenandHue is moving and will re-open as soon as possible, early in 2013...
Hope to see you then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 21, 2012

LumenandHue is moving and will re-open as soon as possible, early in 2013...
Hope to see you then!

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Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I love the butterfly, thanks Pat

Anonymous on Jul 2, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2011
Welcome to LumenandHue---I hope shopping here will be a rewarding experience. If you have questions, please email me and I will be happy to help.

You will find a continuously varying array of 2D and 3D glass gifts, some created from a puff of an idea and others designed around rescued items I couldn't resist and recycled into a new life. Most pieces are fabricated using brass, copper and zinc "came"---the strips of metal edging--- for a clean and decorative line. I hand-finish, patina and polish them to be to be visually appealing and functional.

The wind chimes speak in lovely ringing tones, and don't need to hang around outside waiting for you. They're also good inside wherever they can catch a breeze (over a heater vent?) or decorate your empty ceiling with their distinct personality. They're lovely on the patio too, but should be rescued from the stronger winds. I smooth all bare glass edges with a small bevel to remove any sharpness, so they are completely safe to handle.

The boxes are elegant variations on the functional storage theme. Their rich variety of colors, textures and shapes make strong statements or evoke subtle emotions. I build them with metal banding around the edges for structural precision and clean lines and modify their color with patinas. Since the joints are soldered with lead/tin solder, they're not recommended for storing food items.

The engravings are a special category of "etching" and are created by pressing the glass against a spinning sandstone wheel. The shape of the wheel edge determines the shape of the impression left on the glass. Most of the designs (the "named" ones) have been passed down through generations of engravers and are traditionally done on clear glass so as to be most visible. Beveled clear glass diamonds and ovals are used commonly.They are best displayed with the engraving on the back side, so you are looking through the glass at the indented design. Since each one is done by hand, no two are exactly alike (no matter how hard I try!), and some incorporate sandblasted parts. I also have a habit of making up new designs, with no names at all, and putting them on free-form pieces of glass.

The other sections are the unpredictable stuff, and where the dragonflies stand around....wonder what they're staring at?

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept U.S. domestic payments through PayPal, which includes credit cards, and you don't have to be a member to use the service--it's fast, simple and secure. Fellow Californians will pay state sales tax also.
If you change your mind after ordering, please email me and I will let Etsy know the sale is canceled so I can relist the item.
Since I am quoting the maximum shipping costs (coast to coast), your actual costs may be less than what you pay on ordering, I will refund the difference to you through PayPal after it ships.
Shipping
Your new Stained Glass piece will ship within 2 business days of the payment clearing. If it can ship safely via Priority Mail, I will use USPS, which advertises 2-day delivery. I will use UPS or FedEx for larger pieces, or by your request. In every case I will include a Delivery Confirmation slip (add 70 cents) so I can email you a tracking number when it starts its journey. Each item will be packaged alone with lots of protective padding.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your order is damaged in transit, it must be returned to me within 5 days in it's original packaging with a Delivery Confirmation slip. Please email me to make arrangements. I can determine the next step only after I see the item.
If repair (replacing a piece of glass, re-soldering a joint) is possible, I will repair it and return it to you at no charge. If restoring it's original condition is not possible, I will refund your entire payment. Since everything is a unique creation, there are no exchanges for other items, different colors, etc. Hopefully it's not damaged to that degree, and you will have your one-of-a-kind creation for years to come.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me if you have any questions about anything else.