I like painting and I like wine...the rest is history
I started painted wine glasses in 2005 when my mother turned to me and said, "I shouldn't have to buy painted wine glasses in a store....you're pretty crafty and I'd like you to paint me some for Christmas". I painted her a set - all different designs - and she loves them still. And then I got hooked! I started painting a set here and there for a family friend's boutique, and then I stumbled upon Etsy in 2009. My journey with Etsy has been wonderful and it has allowed me to connect with so many wonderful buyers that have purchased my designs and have entrusted me with their vision and custom orders as well.
Painting glassware (and now mugs) on Etsy is not my full time job - I just get a sale here and there on the side. By day I am an IT Recruiter which works the left side of my brain...hard! When I get home, I work on any Etsy orders that come through or try out some new designs which exercises the creative half of my brain! My studio is in the basement of my home and I'm so fortunate to have a creative nook all to myself to paint. My work table is actually the bedroom door from my house growing up. I had treated it as a scrapbook over the years and when my childhood home got sold, I took that door with me. My husband attached some legs and some plexiglass on top, and voila! I have a perfect work space full of memories.
So that's where you'll find me - in my basement painting glasses or packing up orders listening to Fleetwood Mac, Andy Gibb (don't judge), and Paul Simon records. Or you'll find me on the couch, exhausted, listening to my toddler snore on the baby monitor, my dog snuggling at my legs, watching Big Bang Theory re-runs. :o) I'm also probably drinking wine....
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Hey everyone! My name is Rachael Smith and I am the shop owner of RaeSmith Designs. I primarily paint wine glasses but I'm branching out to martini glasses, mugs, and votive holders.
Accepted payment methods
I accept all payments through Paypal, and you do not need to create a paypal account to pay this way. I do require that I get full payment before your purchase is shipped.
I am confident that your package will arrive safely. Each glass is individually wrapped in bubble wrap, placed in a white box, and then placed in a brown shipping box with lots of padding around it. However, you never know what can happen to a package after it leaves my hands. If your order arrives damaged, please refer to my refund policy below.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final unless there is proven damage. If you decide that you don't like the design, please don't smash it, send me a picture, and demand a refund. That's just...dishonest and cheeky! Please feel free to send requests for additional pictures prior to purchase. I'd be happy to do it! After all, paint looks different when light is directly on it and when it shines through it. If we work together honestly, I promise you will receive a lovely product!
Additional policies and FAQs
I am not limited to stemware either! If you like a design I have posted or would like to send me an image, I can create a set of any kind of glassware you want: champagne flute, beer glass, juice glass, etc. I will email you pictures of the glasses I purchase in advance so we're on the same page.