Art Glass and More

Alamosa, Colorado 15 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Paula Marchionda

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Paula Marchionda


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The Reason to be

Raison d'Etre began as a place for me to create and experiment in different artistic media. Raison d'Etre is a French phrase meaning "reason for existence" or "the reason to be." It is the name of my art studio because that embodies what art is to me.

You may see it shortened to Raison2B, just to confuse people. But, be sure neither way does it means I wish to dry out in the sun.

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Last updated on March 17, 2013
Thank you for visiting my store. I hope you enjoy my creations.

Raison d'Etre items are handmade and created in my glass, jewelry and painting studio (except vintage listings). Items may vary slightly from the photographs due to variations in glass and the fact that each item is handmade and therefore unique. I try to capture accurate pictures for you, but some items are difficult to photograph.

Please contact me with any questions or for more details on a given piece.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
It is my hope you will be pleased with your purchase. If you are not satisfied, please contact me so we can work on a resolution.
I accept credit card, Etsy gift card, and paypal purchases.
Your item will usually be shipped within 48 hours after the payment has processed. Please submit payment within 48 hours of purchase, or the item will be re-listed for sale.

No cancellations will be accepted once payment is received.
Your order will generally be sent within 48 hours after I receive your payment.
If you would like faster shipping, please contact me for the additional cost to expedite your order. I am not responsible for items lost, stolen or misdirected mail. It is the buyers responsibility to make sure that their address is correct. For custom orders, I make every effort to create and ship your items within 7-14 days, if there is a delay I will notify you as to how long the wait will be.

I ship USPS Priority Mail within the USA, except where other method is noted in listing.
Please contact me for an international shipping quote.

I will ship to your address listed on Etsy, unless you request a different address before completing your order. I will gladly combine shipping of multiple items to the same address, to help optimize your shipping cost. I am happy to combine shipping on items within a 2 DAY PERIOD. Combined items must be paid for and shipped together to receive the combined shipping rate. I charge actual shipping with minimal handling/packaging fees. If the actual cost is greater than $1 difference (in your favor), I will refund you the difference. Many fused glass items are expensive to ship due to their weight.

My shipping price includes insurance on items over $25. While my items are well packaged, I recommend you have insurance. If you want to reduce shipping costs and ship without insurance insurance, please contact me before placing your order. I cannot be responsible for lost or damaged packages.

If you would prefer to pick up directly from my studio, please contact me before placing your order so I can adjust your shipping charges.

As often as possible I use recycled and earth friendly shipping material, with the exception of bubble wrap when needed for very fraile items.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your positive feedback is appreciated! If there is anything you are unhappy with, please contact me before leaving feedback, and let's work together to try to remedy the situation. I want you to be happy and satisfied with your purchase.

See below for additional information.

Thank you for shopping my store!

Other Information:

All fused glass items are fired, shaped and annealed in a professional grade kiln.

Custom orders are welcome.
Contact me if you are interested in large or wholesale orders.

Please note that the color of the actual item may look different than the image in my listing. Colors can vary on computer screens. In addition, dichroic and Iridized glass reflects a wide spectrum of colors (reds, blues, greens, yellows...) and due to the nature of glass and fusing temperatures, no two pieces are ever alike.

Tips for buyers:

Editing your address or an address for a gift:
To send a gift and edit your Paypal shipping address to ship to gift recipient.

1. Log in to your PayPal account.
2. Click My Account at the top of the page.
3. Click Profile at the top of the page.
4. Click Street Address under Account Information.

To edit an address, select the address and click Edit. Enter the edits and click Save.

To add an address click Add address at the bottom of the page. Enter the new address and click Save.