TangledDragonStudio

Cindy Matthews Designs

Georgia, United States · 1548 Sales

TangledDragonStudio

Cindy Matthews Designs

Georgia, United States 1548 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(601)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop where I make custom focal beads, spindle bowls and jewelry. I would love to hear your ideas for your own custom glass piece, just send me a conversation. We run another Etsy shop that keep us very busy so if it takes me a while to get back to you, don't worry I will. If you want to get in touch with me more quickly, please contact me here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheKnottyShelf

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 7, 2016

Welcome to my shop where I make custom focal beads, spindle bowls and jewelry. I would love to hear your ideas for your own custom glass piece, just send me a conversation. We run another Etsy shop that keep us very busy so if it takes me a while to get back to you, don't worry I will. If you want to get in touch with me more quickly, please contact me here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheKnottyShelf

Cindy Matthews

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Cindy Matthews

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(601)
Woolflowers

Woolflowers on Jul 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this little bowl! Thank you so much!

AnotherAttila

AnotherAttila on Aug 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Aaaah! I was so excited to get this, I forgot to leave a review! It arrived very quickly, and is totally cool!!!!

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About

Falling into glass

I fell into lampworking in 2009. I was creatively dying in a office job that I had only had for about three months. I was a classically trained chef at Johnson and Wales University and had worked at a few restaurant and sales jobs before that. I was desperately looking for anything else and was looking at one of those jobs websites and ran across a listing for a glass bead maker. I had never even thought about lampworking before that but it was creative and I could work from home, for me there was nothing better. The glass company was going thru some growing pains and it took me another month and multiple emails but I got the job. They taught me the basics of lampworking and I made thousands and thousands of Chamilia beads over the next four years.
I found that the job was again lacking in creativity. It paid great and I got to work from home but it was the same thing over and over and over for four years. So at about the three and a half year mark I really started wanting something else, so in the very little free time I had I started messing around with focal beads and other little creatures. A whole new world opened up to me.
Just about the time I couldn't make another bead the company I worked for started slowing down and that is when I decided to open my Etsy store. It took a little while but now I have the most wonderful customers:) Some of the best ideas I get are from them. They push me, in a good way, to try new things that I otherwise would not have tried.
If you had told me when I was in college to be a chef that by the time I was 35 that I would be on my third career I would have laughed at you. They say things happen for a reason and who know if I would have fallen into lampworking, for me the best thing ever, if I hadn't gone thru all the rest!

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    Owner, Glass Artist

Shop policies

Last updated on July 7, 2016
Welcome To Tangled Dragon Studio. I have photography, jewlery and glass pieces for you to look at. Please enjoy and have a wonderful day!!!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment by PayPal and Direct Checkout

If after 24 hours there has been no payment and no contact from you, the order will be cancelled.
Shipping
All of the glass will ship within a day or two. I pack all of my glass products with bubble wrap to ensure they get to you with no problems.

All packages are shipped standard USPS. If you need anything faster let me know and I am sure we can figure it out.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund your payment (item purchase price only) or exchange your item if you are not 100% satisfied with your prints up to 2 weeks after you receive them.
You will be responsible for return shipping costs, and ensuring items are appropriately packed and returned in their original condition.

Please do keep in mind that every computer monitor displays colours a bit differently, so what you see on the screen could conceivably vary a little bit from your glass piece.